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Case Study: Ramside Hall SIPs Treehouses

A set of luxury three-bedroom SIPs treehouses which can be found in the woodland adjacent to the 18th fairway of the Prince Bishops Golf Course in Durham. The build was completed on site by SIPs Eco Panels for luxury hotel and golf resort Ramside Hall.

Location: Durham, UK      

Materials: Full 169mm kit w/194mm roof, CLS studwork and full steel frames to accommodate the vaulted roof. The project was set in trees on a steel podium.

Area: 519 m2 (172m2 per unit)

Project Duration: 2.5 months

The superior build quality and cost effectiveness of SIPs can provide hotels and leisure resorts with first class accommodation for guests, whilst their versatility allows for a unique build. Because they’re incredibly energy efficient, running costs are also kept to a minimum.

We’ve highlighted an example, below, of how SIPs Eco Panels were able to build a set of luxury three-bedroom treehouses for Ramside Hall, a hotel and golf resort based in Durham.

The challenge

We were approached by luxury hotel and golf resort, Ramside Hall, who were looking to create one-of-a-kind, stand-out luxury three-bedroom treehouses with a uniquely curved build and stand-out views overlooking the golf course.

Ramside wanted to achieve a truly luxury experience in a unique and memorable setting, therefore amongst the trees seemed like the perfect spot. Each treehouse was to contain three luxury king size bedrooms, along with ensuites and a hot tub.

A design would have to feature curves in areas including the walls, roof and wraparound balcony. Normally with traditional build methods, achieving this look would be a tricky and expensive endeavour, which is why Ramside Hall approached SIPs Eco Panels for the job.

The solution

Our in-house design team worked on designing every element of the SIPs superstructure using the latest state-of-the-art 3D design software, before it was approved by Ramside and greenlit for construction.

The fully-insulated superstructure was then manufactured in our off-site manufacturing facility just north of Edinburgh, and delivered to our on-site installation team, who were able to expertly install the treehouse superstructures.

From start to finish, SIPs Eco took on the full risk of the project, which proved to be quite a complex build, only made possible with SIPs construction. The build included our full 169mm kit with 194mm panels for the vaulted roof, along with CLS studwork and full steel frames.

The entire project was set in trees on a steel podium, and the curved design helped to ensure the treehouses fit in naturally to their very organic surroundings. Overall, it was a very unique structure full of character, whilst giving access to astonishing views.

The results

Ramside Hall were very happy with the finished luxury treehouses, which were completed to a high specification for their guests to enjoy, including an outstanding circular roof design and wraparound balcony.

This was a fantastic project to be involved in, and it allowed us to embrace and showcase the versatility and speed of our award-winning SIPs system – as well as the innovation and unlimited potential inherent in SIPs off-site manufacture.

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