Aggregate Industries has supplied its Masterdenz® concrete blocks to Plymouth Community Homes, as part of a 72-home, low-energy development.
The scheme has been designed to meet Passivhaus principles, which utilises specific materials and construction methods to lower heating demand in the home and, in turn, primary energy consumption.
To help meet these standards, Aggregate has supplied 14,300 square metres of its Masterdenz concrete building blocks.
These high strength, dense, robust blocks were laid flat in the homes to allow for a quick build speed.
Combined with triple gazed windows, the Masterdenz blocks will retain heat within the new builds, meaning only one radiator is needed per home.
The result is ultra-efficient buildings that need little energy for heating, helping the homeowner and the environment.
This is the first Passivhaus development in Plymouth and Jeremy Lee, sales director for Aggregate Industries’ Building Products, has commented on it.
“We are incredibly proud to be contributing to such a forward-thinking project that commits to the welfare of the residents and the environment.
“Masterdenz® is a robust, high-strength unit chosen for its performance capabilities.
“It was perfectly suited to this particular project, thanks to its durability and efficiency, which will help to retain energy within the home.”
Bull Products has strengthened its presence in the shipbuilding industry, after securing a partnership with a major Norwegian distributor.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Systems, Case Studies, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection, Site Preparation
Following the coming together of Icopal and Monier Redland, and a period of investment in premises, systems and people, BMI UK & Ireland has been formally launched to the construction industry.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roof Edge Protection, Roofs
The MCRMA has published an Advice Note titled AN 4: The Building (Amendment) Regulations England 2018.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Cladding, Health & Safety, Posts, Publications, Roofs, Security and Fire Protection, Walls
With heavier materials and darker colours being used in more and more projects, Troldtekt is exploring the movement in detail in its latest Theme.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Ceilings, Innovations & New Products, Interiors, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts