What is it? and, what is it made of?
Firstly, It is a separating device between the vestibule space and the main living space. Secondly, it is a fireback for the log burning stove and thirdly, it is an alcove with an integrated bench for our clients to sit down and pull off those muddy wellies.
We are looking to have the whole component specially precast in concrete with a polished finish both internally and externally and enbedded into it will be a double glazed fixed skylight.
It is a tricky business, designing a single object that is part inside and part out. We have had to design the object as two separate panels which sandwich a full fill of insulation. Internal concrete never touche the external stuff as this would cause what’s called a thermal bridge, and that’s not a good thing.