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  • H+H UK: Sustainable aircrete blockwork for custom-build home
    Sustainable aircrete blockwork for custom-build home
    H+H UK
    A 4-bedroom, acoustically and thermally efficient house was being built as a complete system build by Revolution Homes. The client specified a masonry fabric shell along with the thermal mass benefits associated with it. The...
  • Metsä Wood UK: Laminated veneer lumber for alpine SPA-Bungalow
    Laminated veneer lumber for alpine SPA-Bungalow
    Metsä Wood UK
    Swiss designer and wellness facility developer, Roger Bernet, has worked with numerous five-star hotels that have extensive budgets. He wanted to create a unique, cost-effective concept for hotels with smaller budgets, but...
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Architect's utilitarian office created with exposed OSB3
    Architect's utilitarian office created with exposed OSB3
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    Creating a simple, uncluttered, clean space with a utilitarian look and feel was the goal for the re-design of Hanson Architect’s Office space. Having first come across SMARTPLY OSB3 at a RIBA CPD Roadshow in 2017, the...
  • H+H UK: Thin-Joint system, Lifetime Home Standard development
    Thin-Joint system, Lifetime Home Standard development
    H+H UK
    Royal Britannia Crescent in Great Yarmouth is an arc-shaped development consisting of 19 three-bedroom houses. It is built on the site of the former Beach Coach Station car park. Contractor R G Carter wanted to use aircrete...
  • H+H UK: Thin-Joint system used in housing association new-builds
    Thin-Joint system used in housing association new-builds
    H+H UK
    Sherborne Homes in Cheltenham, specified the Thin-Joint System, provided by H+H, for its housing association build. The homes were to have a bright, modern finish using large floor to ceiling windows. The Thin-Joint System...
  • H+H UK: Refurbishment of Batheaston Primary with aircrete blocks
    Refurbishment of Batheaston Primary with aircrete blocks
    H+H UK
    Batheaston Primary School has undergone refurbishment works to introduce a new hall, reception, classrooms and a kitchen facility. The renovations are part of a wider aim to create a sustainable school that prides itself on...
  • Elefant Gratings: Architectural gratings for The Langham Hotel, London
    Architectural gratings for The Langham Hotel, London
    Elefant Gratings
    Elefant Gratings manufactured and supplied Type SP gratings for use as walkways, screening / fencing, and ventilation for The Langham Hotel in London.
  • Elefant Gratings: Balustrade infills, stair treads & landings - Shoreditch
    Balustrade infills, stair treads & landings - Shoreditch
    Elefant Gratings
    Elefant Gratings manufactured and supplied Type N gratings for use as balustrade infills, stair treads and landings for 131-132 Shoreditch High Street.
  • H+H UK: New apartments, Brighton: a fabric-first approach
    New apartments, Brighton: a fabric-first approach
    H+H UK
    The developer adopted a fabric-first approach when it came to constructing this four-unit apartment block on a restricted site in order to meet the local planning requirements, which required a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions...
  • Dunhouse Quarry Co.: Dunhouse Buff walling for historic Shildon Coal Drops
    Dunhouse Buff walling for historic Shildon Coal Drops
    Dunhouse Quarry Co.
    The historic Coal Drops were constructed in 1846/7 to streamline the process of refuelling steam locomotives at Shildon, Co Durham. They ceased operation in 1935 but are a surviving physical link to the extensive coal mining...
  • H+H UK: Parkwood Extra Care Scheme, Telford: supported housing
    Parkwood Extra Care Scheme, Telford: supported housing
    H+H UK
    This 53-unit flagship scheme offers accommodation with the necessary facilities to allow those with support and care requirements to live independently. The building is designed to integrate accessible dwellings, care...
  • Tobermore: Persimmon Specify Tobermore’s Natural Stone Alternative
    Persimmon Specify Tobermore’s Natural Stone Alternative
    Tobermore
    Persimmon Homes recently launched The Links, a select new development situated in Llanelli on the picturesque west coast of Wales. The choice of building materials was hugely important to the highly renowned housing...
  • H+H UK: Building blocks for new housing development in Plymouth
    Building blocks for new housing development in Plymouth
    H+H UK
    H+H Celcon Blocks were specified for use on a 24-unit social housing development in Plymouth. H+H was chosen in part due to the lightweight properties and ease of use of the product as half of the units were constructed by...
  • H+H UK: Elme Hall Hotel, Cambridge: acoustically sound extension
    Elme Hall Hotel, Cambridge: acoustically sound extension
    H+H UK
    This project entailed the demolition of existing outbuildings of the Elme Hall Hotel, followed by construction of a 34-bedroom building known as The Lodge. This extension has been built to cater for extra demand at the...
  • H+H UK: Thin joint blocks for passive houses, Isle of Wight
    Thin joint blocks for passive houses, Isle of Wight
    H+H UK
    H+H’s Thin-Joint System has been used in the construction of a Passivhaus development of 16 semi-detached houses and 12 sheltered accommodation apartments at Cameron Close, Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight