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Project - Capstone Green
Sector - Education
Technology - SIPS
Company - Brooke Homes
Winner of 2018 Offsite Awards - Best Use of Timber Technology
With a passion for driving housing delivery in the UK through the optimisation of offsite construction methods and structural timber technology - developing affordable, energy efficient, sustainable homes, fit for the 21st century and beyond - is our core objective.
We believe offsite timber construction is the future of the housing industry and Brooke Homes is at the forefront of this technology - pioneering innovative and cost-efficient methods of volumetric modular timber construction using sustainable timber sources with full Chain of Custody.
Our strong supply relationship with Adston UK, has enabled Brooke Homes to achieve BOPAS accreditation for our volumetric modular solution which is based on Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) technology, LVL beams and engineered timber joists to form a monocoque structure that is both structurally and thermally efficient.
Our company is focused on taking modular build developments to the next level. We use a new and innovative construction method, which is both cost and time effective. Currently our offsite facility can manufacture 15 x 3 storey homes (45 volumetric SIP modules) at any one time; we can complete three homes (9 volumetric SIP modules) a week on our current project for L&Q Housing Association. With a target of building 82 houses and 28 apartments on the site, the benefits of this method on this scheme are clear.
We are pioneering purpose built pop-up factories that aim to speed up construction by 70-80% and solve many of the challenges facing the industry - primarily the lack of traditional site based skills and the delays caused by the weather. These pop-up factories allow us to control our costs in a more effective manner and assist in reducing waste. They also provide an attractive workspace and opportunity to develop talents and skills, mitigating the traditional skills shortage.
Cutting edge construction methods mean that we can offer the same design flexibility as traditional builds. We are not restricted when it comes to internal layout, façades or specification. Modular volumetric SIP construction delivers huge benefits to homeowners, offering more internal floor space, habitable roof space and excellent thermal performance. The volumetric modules include the complete requirements of a finished fitted-out house, including wall finish, M&E and bathroom and kitchen fit-out, with the desired goal being a fully turn-key delivered product solution.
Our biggest goal for the future is to achieve carbon neutral homes at an affordable price. We are already making significant advancements in energy efficiency by improving airtightness and energy waste management to successfully achieve lower running costs.
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