Silk Meadows, Somerset

Principle Contractor: Crest Nicholson South West Region
Client: Crest Nicholson
Project: 11 homes forming the first phase of the 67-home Silk Meadows development of two, three and four bedroom private homes in Silk Mills Lane and 2 additional homes that will form the final phase of the scheme
Build method: Rå Build, thin joint cavity wall with an aircrete inner leaf and brickwork external masonry outer skin; beam and block suspended ground floor; timber intermediate floor(s) suspended on retrofitted joist hangers; the dwellings sit beneath a concrete tiled roof supported on timber trusses.
Location: Silk Meadows, Silk Mills Lane, Staplegrove, Taunton, Somerset TA2 5AA
Type of contract: Design & Build
Aircrete thin joint contractor: Cropper & Naum
Build time: Construction of the first three homes was completed in precisely 12 weeks. This was followed by a one week fit-out so that the development was ready to be launched 13 weeks after construction commenced.