The brief was to deliver an bar & restaurant suitable for families and adults with the emphasis being on quality.
It needed areas for play, relaxing and good food and drink within a contemporary and sustainable structure.
The building structure itself has been constructed using a timber frame and local natural materials.
It makes the best use of natural resources and harnesses a high level of solar heating to the building.
The building fabric is highly insulated to reduce heat loss in the winter months.
High level windows on the roof allow for the natural cooling and ventilation of the building. Underfloor heating is provided by two Air Source Heat Pumps.
Lighting has been installed with high efficiency LED lighting throughout the building reducing the overall lighting energy consumption.
The high level of glazing to south and west elevations not only facilitates the heating of the building but also affords stunning views out across the lake.
The inside/outside configuration means that the views can be enjoyed comfortably through all the seasons.
The name, Badger’s Lodge and the theme of the décor came from the surrounding rural environment with its plants and wildlife.
The bar is proving a big success with client’s comments including:
“Stunning Building” “Absolutely fantastic, can’t fault anything” and “A magnificent building, beautifully designed”.