The show home of the future? Huf Haus launches stunning new headquarters in Weybridge
The German housebuilder Huf Haus has launched it's first UK show home and new headquarters in Weybridge, Surrey.
The family-run company boasts over 100 years of innovative design experience, pursuing technological innovation and exceeding building regulations with each of its homes. Huf Haus has designed and created around 200 bespoke properties in the UK over the last fifteen years, and this launch represents a new chapter for the housebuilder as it cements its long-term position in the UK market.
Huf Haus properties are expertly designed around and fitted to their buyer’s needs. Homes are centred on creating a desirable lifestyle for the buyer that is a world away from inner-city apartments.
At the unveiling of the show home earlier this month in Weybridge, Surrey, it was easy to understand how buyers struggle to return to traditional homes after living in a property built by Huf Haus.
When the move to Weybridge was announced, Georg Huf, CEO of Huf Haus, said: “We look forward to relocating our UK headquarters to Brooklands in Weybridge and to showcasing the innovative technology that underpins our family business to the next generation of Huf Haus devotees.”
Bringing German design to the UK
Construction on the 3,000 square metre site began in mid-January, with the structure above ground complete and watertight by early February. Each component of the property has been created in the Huf factory in Germany, ensuring that the production of waste material created during the build has been eliminated in its entirety.
The position of the home next to a river highlights the adaptability of the form, and the property has foregone the traditional Huf Haus basement, instead using stilts to mitigate flood risks and ensure structural integrity.
Huf Haus uses the most efficient and technically advanced heating and cooling system of its kind, with energy primarily sourced by an underground ice storage tank. The property harvests the energy generated when ice turns to water, allowing the home to be heated and cooled on demand without any energy bills.
The system, which remains fully operational throughout the seasons, is regulated by an advanced control system that switches between the solar energy supply and the underground ice tank.
Photovoltaic panels on the south-facing roof of the property guarantee that more energy will be generated than required, with surplus energy then used to power an electric car at a fuelling station in front of the house.
The Huf Haus blueprint has changed over time, with technological advances moving the goalposts of what could be achieved from an eco-home. Georg Huf says “Functions such as the heating with ice system that were beyond our comprehension when we first built our original house in the UK a decade ago now come as standard as we strive to pioneer zero carbon efficiency.”
Open plan living
Inside, the home is a great blueprint for the properties created by Huf Haus, with an open-plan living area, expansive sitting room, spacious dining area befitting the market leader for contemporary post-and-beam architecture in Europe.
Upstairs, the master bedroom comes complete with a walk-in wardrobe, en suite bathroom and walk-through shower, with two further children’s bedrooms also featuring en suite bathrooms.
You can find out more about Huf Haus at www.huf-haus.com/en or by calling 01932 586550
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