Parker Meadows Care Home

Contractor, The Highwood Group used H+H’s Thin-Joint system of 140mm wide, 610mm long, and 270mm high Jumbo Blocks for the load-bearing inner leaf of the cavity wall of the three-storey Parker Meadows Care Home.

Thin-Joint was used to meet a tight construction programme with the hollow core precast concrete floor planks located directly onto the 140mm wide Thin-Joint inner skin.  Stephen Matthews, project manager at The Highwood Group said: “Using the Thin-Joint system enabled us to take the construction of the external brickwork outer skin off the critical path, which was a bonus in terms of the overall construction programme.”

The three storey building in Redlands Lane, Fareham, is built in an arc around landscaped gardens on the site of a former dairy. The project also included six assisted living bungalows, also set out in an arc. Thin Joint construction was used to ensure construction of this 80 bedroom care home could be completed within a 60-week construction programme.

“We’d moved away from timber frame and we were looking for new ideas that would give us surety of programme and felt sure that thin joint would do just that” said Steven Matthews