Talk about speedy construction! The Bliss House in North London is the brainchild of developers Bliss Spaces, who completed their first project earlier this year. Located at 25 Hurst Avenue, the duplex consists of two private residences of about 4,000 sq feet each with spacious yards and backyard studios. The materials were prefabricated beforehand, enabling 6 men to assemble the two houses in just 6 days. Besides efficient construction methods, the homes feature an eco-friendly wood product called Kebony plus energy efficient design, appliances and lighting.
The two residences are each three stories tall and about 4,000 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and a backyard studio. A concrete foundation is topped with two levels of prefabricated materials that were assembled in just 6 days by 6 men minimizing disturbance in the neighborhood and speeding up construction time. Large open floor plans, clean lines and modern finishes create elegant, contemporary spaces in North London. Each home features radiant floor heating along with a heat recovery system, LED lighting, double glazed windows and wood burning stoves in the living room.
One of the highlights of the project is the use of an eco friendly wood product called Kebony, which is a more sustainable product than tropical hardwood. Kebonization is used to treat woods like beech, pine, and maple to make them more durable, harder and more stable using liquids from biowaste material. Kebony is said to have a much lower carbon footprint, producing just 10% of the CO2 emissions of Brazilian Clear Fell Ipe wood. For the Bliss Houses, Kebony was used throughout the project for exterior cladding, outdoor decking and garden furnishings, such as the post box, garden gates and refuse bin stores.
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