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On Site – Camden Town

Replacement Four Bedroom Eco-House

Design

Bow Tie Construction

Contract Value

Circa £600k

Project Description

The clients of this project live in close proximity to our RIBA award-winning Max Fordham House. They followed the progress of the build and were impressed by how clean and tidy we kept the site and how we managed relationships with neighbours. We were the natural choice to build a replacement house for them on an equally challenging site on a one way mews with no outside storage space.

The existing house to be demolished is very cold in winter and hot in summer with a poor layout that does not make the most of the site. The clients approached Bow Tie Construction with planning permission for a house that had not been designed with thermal comfort and energy performance in mind. The construction cost was also outside their budget. We improved and value-engineered the design, retaining many of the key features of the home while also designing out certain defects and reducing the build price. As part of this enhancement we will install the Tribus 4Walls system as an insulated airtight structure that takes up very little space.

As is standard in all our new-build projects, we are designing the entire in house in 3D using Autodesk Inventor prior to going on site. This saves considerable time and reduces project risk as many key components and high value items can be sized from the model prior to breaking ground. The M&E design can be checked for any clashes. The house is due for completion in early 2020.

  • After 5 years of living here we are moving to the country and it breaks my heart to leave the beautiful house that you created for us.  I wanted to say thanks again for the beautiful work that you did on our building - it’s been amazing to live in and you guys did a first class job. Would always recommend you if someone asked for an excellent contractor.
    — Nick H
  • “Bow Tie Construction were very professional, they did things to a very high standard and paid a lot of attention to detail. When small issues were flagged here or there they were always keen to investigate and fix them.”
    — Francis M
  • “We’re expecting a dramatic reduction in costs. We now know how much energy we’ve used (in March) and we rarely have the heating on compared to this time last year in our old house.”
    — Toni M
  • Your guys did a very good job on the [window] installation, nice and precise and the assemblies fitted perfectly....Very good silicon application too, with a nice 5mm joint. So please do thank them on behalf of Cristina and myself. We are very pleased.
    — Stephen M
  • "We’re really lucky to have them Bow Tie Construction working on our project. Thanks for all your fantastic work so far."
    — Nick H

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