The care units were created for patients who are ready to be discharged from the hospice, which is located in North Staffordshire, but may not feel like they are ready to cope at home.
Used for short term stays that usually last between 1 and 3 weeks, the units have been designed and built with enough space for relatives to stay.
KKE Architects designed the care units with shingles from Silva Timber.
After discussing the company’s Certi-grade Western Red Cedar shingles with its support team, the architects decided to specify the shingles for the project.
The shingles were used on the roofs of the three new units, as well as to clad the walls.
They were specified to provide warmth and resistance to strong winds and harsh weather.
Silva Timber’s Western Red Cedar shingles are able to trap carbon emissions through carbon capture, which makes them an ecological option for wall and roof cladding.
As a sustainable solution, they compliment the eco-friendly care units which have been designed to avoid cold bridging and maximise solar gain to save around 90% on fuel costs.
The shingles are also produced using a relatively simple process, meaning that they have a low embodied energy.
The shingles have been manufactured with a natural appearance.
They have been inspected by third party agencies accredited by the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau.
Silva Timber Products,
Unit 4, Albright Road,
Phone: 0151 495 3111
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