Stability and durability were the prominent factors for this high class Indian investor looking for timber material for doors, windows, and a curtain wall façade for his weekend farmhouse.
The 5000sq ft residence is located in Panvel in the state of Maharashtra. The build is spread across four acres of land, situated on the banks of the Gadhi River; it consists of four bedrooms, a large entertaining area and a swimming pool. The climate in this area of India is tropical with heavy winds during monsoon seasons. The timber used for constructions situated in such varying weather conditions has to be exceptionally durable and stable.
For these reasons, Accoya wood (supplied by RitikaaWood) was used. In total, over 150sq meters of Accoya wood was used for 20 windows, louvers and walls. All of the timber elements, including the sliding windows and doors on two floors, were pre-engineered and fixed within a matter of hours in order to avoid the difficult monsoon weather.