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Welcome to our blog documenting the construction of two new houses in Asylum Road, Peckham. The design of the scheme can be seen on our website.

These have been named the Laundry Houses. During the design phases of the project, we found that there had been a laundry on the site of Albert Way, the road that the new houses will open onto. The laundry theme has informed the material and design decisions we have been making.

Over the coming months we will be posting photographs of the construction process and images of things that have influenced and informed the design.

Come back regularly to follow our progress, or visit to find out more about us and our work.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Timber install day 8. We survived stormy Monday and this is a rooflight
panel being swung into place.

rooflights to the ground floor lobby and bathroom being swung in

The garden and side wall bricks have arrived with our brickie starting next week

View from the pavement looking to a house front door and into the Dining / Kitchen.

The lower front main bedroom with the sumps being installed below the lightwell. The pavement is above the jacket.

The back courtyard leading up to the garden. Sliding doors will fill the hole
to the left and just infront of the camera with recycled plastic decking flooring
over the courtyard.

The back Dining / Lounge looking out to the terrace (with the timber stacked on it) and the back courtyard below. 

The timber fixing brackets 

The stair slot 
The ground floor roof with the slots for the rooflights to the lobby and bathroom

Mr Red shoes !

The screws that fit the timber structure together and a ratchet clamp to pull the panels together.

The working drawings


The front 2 sumps awaiting concrete finish

View from the rear garden. Day 4 of Solid timber install

Party wall and staircase slot

The digger "just" finds a make shift garage! 

The sump tanks in the rear lightwell about to be brought to the front with the crane

Junction of floor and wall.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Party Walls being erected in all their glory .....and a blue sky !

The fair faced exposed timber side of the panels being covered with a protective material.

Meanwhile the sumps are going in under the front light wells for foul and rainwater drainage.

Our party wall between the two houses being erected.
The solid Laminated Timber panels stacked up ready to be fixed.

Our crane has arrived to erect the solid timber panels.

Friday, 18 October 2013

The concrete floor slab pretty much fully poured as seen from the back of the site awaiting the solid timber construction starting next week.

Precast panel walls, slab, drainage and duct all in.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Most of the slab and drainage ready to pour concrete over tomorrow.
Drainage and flexi-ducting being installed to take cabling and services.

The back is further revealed. The blue tanks are the foul and rainwater for each house which will be brought to the front and put under each of the lightwells with a pumping system. 

Local Architect friend Niki Borrowiecki of Se5 Architects and the inspiration for the blog an after hours visit to site and inspects our ducts! His new houses in Camberwell have just come on the market