Cost Efficient, Sustainable Building Solutions to be Showcased at CIH

H+H UK will be showing its range of advanced products for cost-efficient, sustainable construction on stand 18 in Hall A at CIH (Harrogate, 17-19 June).

H+H UK will be highlighting the Thin-Joint System, a Modern Method of Construction which, using large format aircrete blocks with thin-layer mortar, provides excellent levels of insulation while speeding construction significantly.  A storey-height can often be built in a day. Independent tests have shown that Thin-Joint blockwork makes a significant contribution to airtightness, which is now an important factor in achieving the standards required by Building Regulations.

The best results are achieved using H+H UK’s Rå Build method – a combined product and labour package.  Using this method, a weathertight aircrete masonry shell is built by a team of multi-skilled expert installers from H+H UK’s nationwide network of Recommended Contractors.  This provides a robust aircrete masonry envelope with a speed of build to match framed systems.

Celcon aircrete with the Thin-Joint system can make a significant contribution to achieving the demands of the Code for Sustainable Homes.  The Code is supported and developed by the Technical Guide which can be found at the H+H UK website – www.hhcelcon.co.uk.  The company has also produced a new sustainability brochure which provides solutions to the various Code levels and describes H+H UK’s sustainability credentials.

H+H UK also offers a range of standard house plans which are Housing Corporation plan-compliant.  There are seven house types in total, created to accommodate a variety of family groupings and different site layouts.  The plans utilise the Rå Build system and have been designed to the spatial and layout aspects of the Scheme Development Standards.

Says Ian Exall, head of marketing for H+H UK: “Aircrete enables builders to achieve the requirements of The Code for Sustainable Homes with ease.  Not only does it provide excellent thermal and acoustic insulation and contributes to airtightness but, being manufactured largely from recycled materials it is sustainable both in manufacture and in use.”

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