Products in both homes


1 – Foundations – Tarmac Low Carbon Concrete
2 – Foundations – Durox Foundation blocks (both homes)
3 – Ground floor - Tarmac Heatsave Plus
4 – Ground floor (concrete topping) – Tarmac Topflow HZ
5 – Parking area - TarmacDry
6 – Party Wall Blocks – Hemelite
7 – Bricks – Boiler housing
8 – Biomass boilers 
9 – Solar thermal panels
10 – Rainwater harvesting
11 – Sun pipes
12 – External doors
13 – Kitchen appliances
14 – Stairs
15 – Roof
16 – Roof tiles
17 – Roof insulation
18 - External path 
19 - Superstructure - mortar

 

Products specific to the Code 4 home


1 – Foundation blocks – Durox Supabloc
2 – Superstructure Blocks – Hemelite
3 – Party wall - internal finishes
4 – Bricks – Outer leaf 
7 – Superstructure - plasterboard drylining
8 – Superstructure - cavity insulation 
9 – First floor – timber floor 
10 – First floor - insulation
11 – Windows
12 – MVHR

Products specific to the Code 6 home


1 – Foundation blocks – Durox
2 – Superstructure Blocks – Durox
3 – Party wall - internal finishes
4 – Superstructure - external insulation and render system
5 – First floor – Hollowcore
6 – First floor – Truflow screed
7 – Windows
8 – Wind cowl
9 – Solar PV panels


 

Solid wall vs Cavity wall construction

We have taken this opportunity to demonstrate 2 construction methods.  Both homes could still meet the required levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes if the wall constructions were switched (ie, Code 4 can be met with solid wall construction and Code 6 can be met with cavity wall construction).  Solid wall construction can also be optimised using thin joints, laid with a thin layer mortar.


Lifetime homes

Both homes have been designed to Lifetime Homes standards. Lifetime Homes standards are designed to provide adaptable accommodation through thoughtful design. There are 16 criteria for Lifetime Homes incorporating ease of access into and around the home. Wheelchair accessibility is the benchmark for space requirements. The Code 6 home also has provision for a lift in the sunspace to make moving between floors as easy as possible.
See more about Lifetime Homes Standards.


Due to the early stage of the project, construction methods and products may be changed at any time.  Register to receive updates as they happen.

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Fact 33

40% of people hope that by 2050 wasting energy will be considered the most socially unacceptable ofbehaviours.
Source: Energy Saving Trust 2008