CASE STUDY: Back in 2017, Charlie Luxton Design, based in North Oxfordshire, approached metal roof decking supplier and installer, Raised Floor Solutions, to collaborate on an ambitious residential project, called Beanacre.
The practice, owned by architect and ‘Homes by the Sea’ television presenter Charlie Luxton, contacted Raised Floor Solutions to supply and install Kingspan Multideck steel decking for the metal deck roof structure of the highly contemporary style three-bedroom family home.
The unique new build home featured stone, wood, metal and glass and was to be tucked into the hillside, providing a stunning open plan living space whilst having minimal impact on the surrounding established homes, which were largely traditional in style.
Kingspan Multideck steel decking is the most widely specified steel flooring system within the UK and is CE marked in accordance with BSEN 1090-1 to execution class 4. Kingspan Multideck combines the stability of a strong trapezoidal shape with the strength of bar reinforced concrete. It supports normal weight concrete on spans of up to 6 metres without the need for temporary props, thus also allowing fast and efficient installation.
Says Graham Hewitt, Managing Director of Raised Floor Solutions, “We were delighted to be approached by Charlie and his team to work with them on this exciting residential project. We are committed to running a safe and sustainable business with minimal impact on the environment and saw great synergy in being able to work together. Being involved at an early project stage allowed us to work in partnership to create the most efficient design solution and we were excited to be involved in such an innovative build.”
Charlie Luxton set up the design practice in 2005 and it is renowned for its sympathetic, sustainable approach to building. This project is no different; the main elevation is a contemporary reference to the Victorian viaduct piers across the valley and features highly insulated, triple glazed glass picture windows and it’s subtle location and contemporary design mean there is minimal impact on the surrounding conservation area.
Says Charlie Luxton, Director of Charlie Luxton Designs, “For the vision of this beautiful home to be realised we worked with leading businesses in each of their fields. We identified Kingspan Multideck as the ideal system to create our metal roof structure and were thrilled that Graham and the team at Raised Floor Solutions worked with us.”
View the stunning completed home on the Charlie Luxton Design website here.
In this video, Charlie talks about the versatility of Kingspan Multideck as a metal roof solution:
Find out more about steel decking in our expert knowledge article – What is Steel Decking?
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Metal Roof is the metal roof decking contractor division of Raised Floor Solutions. To discuss the range of metal roof products we offer and our design, supply and installation service, call the team on 01695 555070 or email us.