Our Masonry Frame System was deployed throughout all 36 plots, in conjunction with H+H Celcon’s foundation blocks and Celcon Floor System to form the substructures and the ground floor slabs.
Phase one consisted of a mix of two storey 2 and 3-bedroom affordable retirement houses. The external cavity walls are constructed with a Thin-Jointed aircrete inner leaf and either brick, flint or cladding to the outer-leaf, topped with a pitched, tiled roof. The foundation and ground floor makes use of the tongue and groove H+H Flooring System and Celcon Foundation Blocks.
The first floors incorporated engineered timber joists by iLevel and roofs constructed with trusses and spandrel panels, designed and manufactured by BSW Timber Systems Ltd. The internal finish is dry lined. Phase two was constructed using the same methodology.
The Rå Build programme for the initial phase of 16 homes from foundations to structural roof completion, took approximately 16 weeks, with some 3,000 m2 of aircrete laid and 900 m2 of the H+H Flooring System installed.
The homes were required to achieve level three in the Code for Sustainable Homes, and the excellent acoustic, thermal and air tightness characteristics inherent with this type of construction contributed greatly towards this. The speed of build was another important factor and the Rå Build method gave impressive time savings over other construction techniques.
All the external finishes are of a traditional appearance in keeping with the surrounding area.