Contracted by Mid Wales Housing Association to complete the first stage of a major housing project in Church Stoke, Montgomeryshire, the team at RT Bishop breezed through the initial construction process.

The project consisted of five, two-bedroom homes. As with all builds the contractors had to adhere to Building Regulations but the housing association was particularly interested in achieving a high level of thermal performance. The Rå Build method helped to achieve this delivering a U-Value of 2.0W/mK.

The use of the H+H Rå Build method allowed the inner leaves to be constructed in a mere five weeks permitting first-fix work to begin on-site prior to the construction of the outer leaf, saving time and money. The system’s thermal insulation qualities, airtightness and quality finish were the main reasons behind the decision to go with H+H instead of competitors.

Principle contractor: RT Bishop Ltd, Church Stoke, Montgomery, SY15 6AF.
Client: Mid-Wales Housing Association.
Project: Construction of five new, two-bedroom homes on Orchard Close, Church Stoke, Montgomery, Wales as part of a larger planned development.
Value: Total value of current construction is £476,000.
Architects: Ian Pryce Property Services, Princes Street, Montgomery, SY15 6PZ.
Aircrete contractor: BT Bishop Ltd, Church Stoke, Montgomery, SY15 6AF.
Build Time: The inner leaf of the houses went up in five weeks with the overall build taking 12 months.