Products

Products used in the build

Build site on 16 February 2009


Read about the products used in the project, from bricks to eco building products like solar panels.




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 for Sustainable Homes level 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 for Sustainable Homes level 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



We will be constantly updating these pages with technical information, installation information as we progress through the build project. 

In terms of the construction types of the two homes, we have taken this opportunity to demonstrate two methods using a range of eco building materials.  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) this demonstrates the use of these products as sustainable building products.

Please contact us if there is any particular information we can help with.

Construction methods and products may be changed at any time.  Register to receive updates as they happen.

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We need to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% by 2050 in order to avoid dangerous climate change.
Source: Energy Saving Trust 2008