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Berkhamstead Home

Henry and Christine were ready to create a home that would fit perfectly into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Hertfordshire.

We found out about their past homes, and how they saw their life in their new Facit. They wanted somewhere that was high-tech and high-performance, yet effortless to use.

Merging media into life

Technology plays a big part in the family’s life, and we were keen to make plenty of space for it. The media room in Henry and Christine’s new Facit is open to the kitchen and dining area, so it’s easy for them to surf, print, Skype and download music.

Future-proofing was important to them too. So we installed a state-of-the-art CAT7 data network and a bespoke B&O entertainment system. There’s even a soundproof music room for the future rockstars in their family: their two teenage sons.

Controlling light and heat

Henry and Christine can now control the automated windows and lighting in their Facit from a simple switch on the wall and manual controls, rather than a complex central controller. Their heat recovery system retains warmth while keeping the air fresh and the humidity balanced.

Henry and Christine can control their under-floor heating system from their iPads, and the system switches itself off on sunny or overcast winter days, allowing the super-insulated Facit Chassis™ to capture the sun’s warmth for free.

The rough with the smooth

Christine has a great eye for materials and textures. You can see her influence throughout the couple’s new Facit, from the raw concrete wall finishes and rough sawn timber floorboards to the textured steel cladding on the outside. A central interior connecting space, with flowing curved walls, softens the raw materials’ hard edges.

We designed and digitally manufactured a set of custom-made elements, like the laser-cut steel staircase and integrated kitchen. Throughout the house there is a sense of flow, created by a coherent palette of materials and colours, and repeated joinery details.

  • Solar House Industrial style houses by Facit Homes Industrial

    Solar House

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  • Interior Modern kitchen by Facit Homes Modern

    Interior

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  • External Courtyard Modern balcony, veranda & terrace by Facit Homes Modern

    External Courtyard

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  • Main Hall Minimalist corridor, hallway & stairs by Facit Homes Minimalist

    Main Hall

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  • Bespoke Stair Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by Facit Homes Modern

    Bespoke Stair

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    ["NL"] [Published] Geweldig modern huis van cortenstaal

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  • Bathroom Minimalist bathroom by Facit Homes Minimalist

    Bathroom

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    ["NL"] [Published] Geweldig modern huis van cortenstaal

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  • Corten Steel Detail Industrial style walls & floors by Facit Homes Industrial

    Corten Steel Detail

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  • Utility & WC Modern kitchen by Facit Homes Modern

    Utility & WC

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  • Bespoke Kitchen manufactured in House Minimalist kitchen by Facit Homes Minimalist

    Bespoke Kitchen manufactured in House

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  • Reclaimed Wardrobe Modern style bedroom by Facit Homes Modern

    Reclaimed Wardrobe

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  • Stair Detail Industrial style corridor, hallway and stairs by Facit Homes Industrial

    Stair Detail

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  • Concept Sketch by Facit Homes

    Concept Sketch

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  • Concept Sketch Plan by Facit Homes

    Concept Sketch Plan

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  • On Site Manufacturing Delivery by Facit Homes

    On Site Manufacturing Delivery

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  • Facit Homes team in action by Facit Homes

    Facit Homes team in action

  • Facit Homes team in action by Facit Homes

    Facit Homes team in action

  • Britain's tidiest building site by Facit Homes

    Britain's tidiest building site

  • Interior Nearing Completion by Facit Homes

    Interior Nearing Completion

  • Exterior ready for cladding by Facit Homes

    Exterior ready for cladding

  • Bepsoke Cladding by Facit Homes

    Bepsoke Cladding

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