Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
South East England
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 H+H Rå Build method of thin-joint aircrete construction was selected by Revolution Homes for the project due to its excellent thermal and acoustic properties. Rå Build also allowed a rapid construction of the inner weatherproof shell of the building; this enabled a faster build time whilst still maintaining the robustness of a masonry build.
Rå Build can create ground floors, exterior walls, upper floors and partitions as an inclusive package for a time-efficient, cost-effective solution, which competes effectively with timber-frame solutions.
Only H+H’s network of recommended contractors are used which maintains quality and ensures the speed benefits of the method are fully realised.
The build resulted in a dwelling with high thermal performance and a B rating in the Energy Performance Certificate. Underfloor heating and an air source heat pump helped in achieving this figure.
Andrew Edwards, Partner, Revolution Homes: "For a self-builder who wants masonry, we only use thin-joint aircrete construction not traditional dense block-work with standard cement mortar. In this case the Rå Build method was ideal as it offered everything the client specified: a masonry solution with excellent thermal and acoustic properties and the same build time as timber-frame solutions. Rå Build has proved its worth time after time."