Phase one consists of a mix of two storey 2 and 3-bedroom affordable and retirement houses. The external cavity walls are constructed with a Thin-Jointed aircrete inner leaf and either brick, flint or cladding to the outer-leaf, topped with a pitched, tiled roof.
The foundation and ground floor makes use of the tongue and groove H+H Flooring System and Celcon Foundation Blocks. The first floors incorporated engineered timber joists by iLevel and roofs constructed with trusses and spandrel panels, designed and manufactured by BSW Timber Systems Ltd. The internal finish is dry lined.
Phase two will be constructed using the same methodology. Build time: The Rå Build programme for the initial phase of 16 homes from foundations to structural roof completion, took approximately 16 weeks, with some 3,000 m2 of aircrete laid and 900 m2 of the H+H Flooring System installed.
|Developer:||Telegraph Construction Management Ltd, Telegraph House, Compton, West Sussex, PO18 9QL.|
|Clients:||Downland Housing Association & Bolton Retirement Homes Ltd.|
|Project:||36 new affordable and retirement homes.
The 8 affordable homes are for Downland HA and the 28 retirement homes for Bolton Retirement Homes. Phase 1 of 16 homes is complete and Phase 2 is currently under development.
|Build method:||Rå Build: Thin jointed masonry shell.|
|Value:||Total Sub-contract Rå Build Value is £834,000. The overall contract is worth £6 million.|
|Location:||Chantry Hall, Westbourne, West Sussex|
|Type of contract:||JCT 2008 management contract|
|Architect:||Giles Jollands Architects, North Marden Barn, North Marden, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9JU.|
|Contractor:||Masonry Frame Systems: Middlefield Lodge, Olantigh Road, Wye, Kent, TN25 5EP. Masonry Frame Systems (MFS) is one of the most established H+H recommended contractors.|
|Bricklaying subcontractor:||Inner Rå Build shell by Masonry Frame Systems: External brickwork by Clarke and Fradgley, based in Fareham, Hampshire.|