The AIMC4 sites

At least 17 homes will be built in five locations across England, with construction beginning in January 2011.

Stewart Milne Group

The sites

Stewart Milne Group have built  a total of 8 homes - two large detached family homes were built at its flagship development, Leathan Fields, in Portlethen with a further three homes were constructed at its Athena Grange development in Prestonpans, East Lothian.

They also worked in partnership with the Communities Gateway Association and Adactus Housing Association at its Adelphi House development in Preston and completed a terrace of three, three bedroom homes, designed to meet all HCA, Lifetime Homes and Secure by Design requirements.

The approach

Stewart Milne Group built eight AIMC4 properties in total, spread over three sites across the UK, utilising Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ innovative Sigma II Build System, which provides a robust, fit and forget solution to low carbon building.

Crest Nicholson

The site

Crest Nicholson Plc will be building five AIMC4 homes at its new Noble Park development on the outskirts of Epsom, Surrey. All 185 of the new homes at the site,located in a conservation area surrounded by green space and park land, will meet Code Level 4 and comply with Lifetime Homes.

The approach

The AIMC4 plots will comprise one four bedroom, detached house using a masonry cavity wall construction and a terrace of four four-bed townhouses using SIPS (structural insulation panel system)construction. The homes will be released for sale to the general public in January 2012.

Barratt Developments

The Site

Developments Plc, will build four AIMC4 units as part of its Meridian Park development in Corby, Northamptonshire. The AIMC4 homes will comprise of three and four bedroom properties and work is expected to commence in June 2011.

The approach

Barratt will employ a fabric based solution to eliminate renewable technologies. The solution is designed to achieve reduced carbon emissions without the occupier having to drastically change their lifestyle. Utilising existing skills with relatively minor re-training needed, the objective is to deliver houses that have aesthetic qualities that reflect the surrounding developments with no space age elevations.