Newhouse of Auchengree, North Ayrshire
The ‘Newhouse of Auchengree’ designed by Ann Nisbet Studio is a contemporary farmhouse drawing inspiration from local rural farm building situated throughout North Ayrshire countryside. The building was short listed for the Grand Designs RIBA: House of the Year. The three zinc clad structures are designed around a central courtyard. The largest contains the main living quarters and bedrooms, with the master suite located separately in a single story annex for the owners to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The single storey outhouse is the final structured link.
Access to all areas of the house is achieved, via the court yard which not only provides an area of play but also security when the large timber shutters are drawn. The Black spruce cladding complements the simple pallet of materials with the glass elements reflecting this majestic rural setting. The Use of Rheinzink on the roof and facades provides a contemporary exterior that reflects the traditions of local agricultural buildings and the foundries that were once prevalent in the area.
At RHEINZINK our reputation for producing high quality products for the construction industry cannot be equalled. Zinc roofing, zinc facades, wall cladding and rainwater goods are produced at our production plant in Datteln Germany. With our technical support team based in Camberley, we are able to offer the specifier the full support they need when designing with zinc.