Stondonfield Homes, Essex

Principle Contractor: Collins and Beckett, Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4BP. Collins and Beckett is a family run Chartered Building Company.
Client: Circle Housing Group, Circle House, 1-3 Highbury, Station Road, London, N1 1SE
Project: 8 brand new social homes for rent through Braintree District Council. The development comprises 1 x 2 bedroom bungalow, 3 x 2 bedroom houses, 2 x 3 bedroom houses and 2 x 1 bedroom flats.  
Build Method: Rå Build, Thin-Jointed solid external wall aircrete masonry shell with Celcon Foundation Blocks and externally clad with either through coloured acrylic render or linseed impregnated timber cladding.
Value: £55,000 for all masonry Rå Build work and some traditional brickwork. The overall development costs total approximately £980,000.
Location: Stondonfield, Braintree Road, Shalford, Essex, CM7 5FB
Type of Contract: Design & Build
Architect: PHD Associates, Braemar House, Water Lane, Stansted, Essex CM24 8BJ
Aircrete Contractor: Collins and Beckett carried out all the blockwork themselves, including the inner Rå Build aircrete shell, via a specialist aircrete blockwork contractor.