After four years spent living in New Zealand, ex RAF pilot Jon and GP Gill Flewers bought an unseen plot of land in the Malvern Hills and built themselves a three-storey upside down house designed to make the most of the wonderful scenery.
This was a very ambitious project featured in an episode of Channel 4’s, Grand Designs (Season 18, Episode 1) which chronicled the problems and challenges the couple were up against in building a house on such a steep slope.
With curved walls and clad in timber the attention to detail throughout the property extended to the flat roof areas with the Roof Assured team delivering a beautifully finished roof to the magnificent building.
The roof construction consisted 140m2 of lead grey single ply roofing membrane, mechanically fixed over a 18mm timber deck, a vapour control layer and 150mm thick insulation to create a warm roof.
A single ply membrane roofing system is fast becoming a favourite of self builders looking for a high performance and aesthetically pleasing roofing solution for their dream house project.
Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud described the finished house as one that “commands the landscape”. He said: “Emerging from behind an old oak tree, what looks like a wooden cliff seems to have pushed its way out of the hill”.
< ends >