Greenbuild provided UK building components company The Litchfield Group the chance to demonstrate how low and zero carbon homes are being delivered cost-effectively in the UK.
At a presentation attended by around 70 delegates, the team - ICF Tech’s Graeme Howorth and Sheerframe’s Mike Butterick - demonstrated how, at Brookwood Farm near Woking, getting the building envelope right is the key to high code level performance.
The Group’s stand, at the heart of the successful exhibition, showed samples of the 0.8 windows, high performance doors and uniquely UK designed ICF walls system to demonstrate how the integrated building system ticks all the right boxes for sustainability and thermal performance.
Says James Litchfield: “What makes this all the more impressive is that it achieves this at lower cost and without having to rely on unproven green technologies. Continuing on from our successful presence at Ecobuild, Greenbuild provided us with the perfect platform and the right audience to put our message across."
The new homes development is being constructed using the company's pioneering three-step building system which incorporates three key elements - Sheerframe HED windows, Masterdor thermal door-sets and ICF Tech structural walls. These combine to provide a building envelope to roof height that is ideal for the construction of Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 'zero carbon' homes.
"There's an urgent need throughout the building industry to find effective ways to deliver low and zero carbon homes which is why our live Brookwood Farm project has attracted so much interest," says MD James Litchfield.
The Brookwood Farm development by William Lacey for Woking Borough Homes is one of the first of its kind, providing 12 much-needed new three and four bedroom houses built to Code level 5 and it looks set to provide a model for future cost-effective new homes development in the UK.