Blackberry Lane, Four MarksContemporary House Exterior, Wiltshire

View from rear garden

Matthew Streten

This is an example of a white and medium sized contemporary two floor house exterior in Wiltshire with mixed cladding and a pitched roof. —  Houzz
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moorlikeitmoorlikeit wrote:3 May 2018
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    Barclay+Phillips Architects
    3 years ago

    Hello, thanks for your question. The cladding is Western Red Cedar - if untreated it will eventually age to a silvery grey, if you do a search on Google this should give you an idea of the colour. The areas most exposed will age first, with more protected areas taking longer. If you wish to retained the colour treating the timber with a quality woodstain with a pigment helps prevent UV rays aging the timber, treatments will need to be repeated over the years. Alternatively, if you like the weathered look you can use products to speed up the process to avoid the in between stage! Hope this helps!

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Sophie Baylis added this to Ask an Expert: Renovate or Rip Down and Rebuild?28 May 2017

Think about the environmental impactIn general, you will use up more energy and create more waste for landfill in the process of knocking down and rebuilding, rather than renovating. However, if your new-build home is built from sustainable materials, and is built to a high level of energy performance, these initial energy differences could be offset by lower ongoing energy usage. “If you are planning on renovating or remodelling your home then this is the ideal time to review your energy situation,” recommends Bryden. You will have to adhere to building regulations anyway, so going beyond the minimum standard, and making your home as energy efficient as you can, is a sensible decision. “The more energy efficient you can make you home now, the less it will cost to heat in the future. It’s also likely to make your home more saleable in the future,” adds Bryden. Get an independent company to carry out a home-energy audit, which will calculate how your home is performing now and give you costed options for how to improve its performance. “Generally, the advice involves installing higher levels of insulation or better windows and then installing the correct size of energy efficient gas boiler with modern radiators or underfloor heating,” says Bryden. “For homes not on mains gas, it might also include the suitability of renewable technologies such as air-source heat pumps or wood-pellet boilers to replace old oil boilers.”

What Houzz users are commenting on:

Julie Dows added this to Exterior4 days ago

Wood and render and black windows

Ryan Mix added this to Ryan's ideas2 April 2021

I like the dark trim/soffit/facia. I also like the wooden accents.

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