‘Discovery’ Langbank Holdings, Milngavie
Siberian Larch coated in Sioo:X Clear
85m2 of cladding
Finished thickness: 20mm
Finished overall width: 120mm (98mmn cover)
In 2020 richardpearsarchitect completed a 1 and ¾ storey new build home on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland.
Siberian Larch cladding was chosen as the preferred timber species due to its superior durability and strength, machined to a profile specified by the richardpearsarchitect with a planned all round finish. Sioo:X was the treatment of choice due to its ability to allow the timber to naturally weather to a silver / grey appearance over time and prevent the discolouring associated with untreated timber cladding.
Once the Sioo:X impregnation system has been applied, when exposed to moisture the mineral silicate in the impregnated timber substrate begins to cure by reacting with atmospheric carbon. During this curing reaction a network of silica crystals are formed and this process continues for up to three years. The result is that the timber surface is toughened and an even accelerated weathering takes place.
Richard Pears Architect
richardpearsarchitect specialises is domestic architect, building relationships with clients to deliver bespoke, site-specific design solutions by way of a well managed professional process.
We offer a premium service to deliver bespoke projects, managing all aspects of the design, procurement, and construction process. Our approach eases the burden on our clients, allowing them to enjoy the process as well as managing their busy lives.
The breadth & scope of our service covers all aspects of a home improvement project offering a real ‘project management’ solution where client’s can rest assured that everything has been considered.
We don’t have a ‘house style.’ We treat each client and project as a unique circumstance, and an opportunity to create something individual and special. Our drivers for each project are the client’s brief, aims and ambitions, as well as the physical context.
We have an ability to balance good design with pragmatism. Often architects are accused of producing unrealistic pretty pictures. Our in-depth knowledge & understanding of both traditional and contemporary construction technologies, and direct hands-on experience of construction work, means that we know how buildings work and are assembled, and can effectively communicate this.
Our exemplarily detailed information & attention to detail, protects the client and fully equips contractors & trades. We believe that time invested, working with client, to fully define the specification and scope of works prior to tender serves the project and all involved well. It ensures that the full scope of the works is included in the tender, and that tenders are received on a like for like basis, thus avoiding cost increase and time lost through design evolution during the construction phase of the project.
Our robust management tools & processes, initially learn in commercial practice, have been evolved to be specific and appropriate to domestic work. The key to our success is good, effective & targeted communication & reporting
Our attention to detail is second to none. We are perfectionists! This can be seen in drawn output and the way in which we engage with contractors and specialist partners to ensure that the highest quality end result is achieved consistently.
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