The i-House system using H+H Celcon Vertical Wall Panels has been used on a re-development of a residential site in Stanpit in Dorset. The i-House system introduced developer and contractor Karm Homes to the concept of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) while also providing the familiarity of a traditional building material.
The full i-House system package was used for each unit, comprising the structural inner skin, insulation, floor cassettes, roof cassettes, soffitsand facias. The i-House system is manufactured offsite by Roofspace Solutions who also supply a 3-person team and crane operator to create each structure.
The walls of each unit are constructed using storey-high Celcon Elements that are craned into place and secured using a fast-setting mortar specifically created by H+H for use with Vertical Panels. On this build, the panels, floor cassettes and roofs went up in 10 days per house, leaving a watertight shell for interior work to begin.
As soon as the shell had been completed, work began on the ground floor insulation, underfloor heating and liquid screed, closely followed by the timber studwork for upstairs walls and staircases. While the internal work was happening, the roof was being tiled and the bricklayers put on notice to commence the outside skin.