November progress

AIMC4 house construction making good progress.

Stewart Milne Group

Stewart Milne Homes utilised the innovative Sigma II Build System developed by Stewart Milne Timber Systems and introduced  passive and operational energy-efficiency measures to its Woodlands house range. A total of 8 homes were built, completed in 2012.

In Scotland, two five-bedroom detached houses were completed in Aberdeen while three two and three bedroom terraced homes were completed in Prestonpans outside of Edinburgh.

BRE’s CLIP methodology and CALIBRE waste management tool helped Stewart Milne Group to reduce construction from 16 to 10 weeks.

The final three homes, built for affordable use, were built in Preston, England using open panel construction.


Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson is building a row of four four-bedroom Holmwood townhouses, and one detached four-bed room Brockham  family home at its Noble Park site in Surrey.

The townhouses, which are constructed using Kingspan TEK Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS), have completed first fix and are being tacked and plastered prior to second fix. The detached house, which is built with H+H Celcon’s Modern Method of Construction thin joint masonry, is now structurally complete and well into first fix.  The houses will all be completed in February.

Barratt Developments PLC

Barratt is constructing four three-four-bedroom houses, based on its 2010 Classic Homes range. All the houses are built using thin joint masonry from H+H Celcon to construct traditional cavity external walls.  First-fix is now taking place and the houses, which Barratt chief executive Mark Clare visited in November, are expected to be completed by the end of January 2012.