New Build – Green Island, Poole
Our client bought the island with the intention of replacing an existing bungalow with a new dwelling, using a log system developed and built by a Canadian company.
Working closely with Pioneer Homes, we produced preliminary designs and after minor adjustments to suit construction parameters, the company built the main frame in British Columbia. This was then dismantled and shipped in 27 containers via road, sea and road to Poole, then finally by barge to the island. A British firm had won the contract to prepare the base and complete the fitting out and finishes, coordinating with and working alongside a team from Canada.
There are no services on the island and the building is self-sufficient in heating, power and water. Apart from the technical problems solved to achieve this, the building was designed to accommodate up to 100mm of settlement as the logs dried out at varying rates. Thus electrical, plumbing and drainage, as well as walls and door frames, all had to allow for this movement.
The completed building with its log walls and copper-clad roof has weathered down and sits comfortably in its rural surrounding
Green Island – New House
Green Island, Poole