Description of the works
The works comprised the demolition and site clearance of an existing storage depot together with the design, construction and completion of 6nr dwellings for General Needs Housing. The scheme gained an EcoHomes award of ‘Very Good’ and Secured by Design certification.
Although the scheme was small in size it presented its own unique challenges. The Ground Investigation Survey revealed that the previous land usage had left the soil contaminated. As a result the site required piled foundations capped with a concrete slab.
The scheme was delivered using Advantage South West standard house types and suppliers. This required every dwelling to be designed in conjunction with a tenant led advisory group and was ‘Plan Approved’ by the Housing Corporation. All designs met or exceeded current thermal, acoustic, structural, fire resistance and air leakage standards and a minimum lifetime durability of 60 years is expected.
Pearce Construction (Barnstaple) Ltd
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