Domestic biomass boiler plant room | Garden Shed
Extended eaves for dry log storage | 15m square
This is a timber framed and clad shed to house a domestic biomass energy system.
I try not to use concrete, due to its ecological cost, but I had to with this building. The building is set upon a minimal, metal reinforced, raft-style footing. T
his is due to the biomass system needing a 1000 litre water tank. Also the general wear and tear caused by mowers, bikes and the like being constantly meant that concrete was the only option.
The building has extended roof eaves to create under cover log storage on one side, and winter protection for a canoe on the other.
The building is fully insulated trapping inevitable heat loss, creating a year round warm atmosphere that is excellent for drying washing, wetsuits and muddy boots. It also keeps tools and garden machinery bone dry through wet Cornish winters.
Its location amongst ancient and listed buildings meant it required a more traditional style. The locally grown feather edge larch cladding will slowly soften to a silvery grey, and the reclaimed Spanish slate roof matches the Cornish slate roofs nearby beautifully.
The timber cladding for the inside was recycled from a skip at the local woodyard, and the waste pile from the connected house's renovation.