Nantwich based property management firm Slater Homes Limited have recently completed an exclusive development in the delightful village of Bunbury in Cheshire using H+H Celcon Blocks. The five new luxury homes each have four bedrooms and already sold for in excess of £500,000 before the build was even completed.
The rural location presented a number of challenges for delivering the materials to site so local merchant Travis Perkins worked closely with contractor Slater Homes Limited to deliver the H+H Celcon Blocks in allocated time slots.
Slater Homes Limited said: “We were very happy to use the H+H Celcon Blocks as specified by the architect on the project, Stewart Thorley. Local supplier Travis Perkins in Nantwich always stock H+H Celcon Blocks so I knew the product could be relied upon to do a good job.
“The blocks were very easy to use and allowed us to build incredibly quickly – delivering great cost savings for us a small housebuilder.”
H+H Standard Grade Blocks were used in each of the five properties. Celcon Blocks are BBA certified, fire resistant (Up to 4 hours on 100mm walls or up to 2 hours if loadbearing) and have been classified 0 surface spread of flame and non-combustible to Class A1 (the highest class). Celcon Blocks are available in thicknesses from 75mm to 215mm.
H+H Celcon Blocks are also more resistant to sulfate attack than dense aggregate concrete blocks and increased protection from spalling – where blocks crack under the stress of constant freeze/thaw cycles during Britain’s cold and wet winter months.
Where they differ from their competitors however is through their superior thermal performance. By using H+H Celcon Blocks in this new development, Slater Thomas were able to achieve u-values of 0.2w/m2k with a 125mm cavity.
Linear thermal bridging is a major source of heat loss and the use of aircrete has a major benefit in reducing this by leakage through the masonry into the roof, floors and external walls. Heat loss from junctions can now account for as much as 30% of the heat lost through the fabric of a building. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for housebuilders to consider the thermal performance of the building materials they are using.
To find out how H+H can help with your next project, get in touch with our Technical Services team today on 01732 880580 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.