The UK government is currently working to drive up the environmental performance of buildings throughout the country. One area which the government is targeting is that of new housing association developments, by making public funding available to housing association schemes on the condition that they exceed the standard levels of sustainability and energy efficiency set out in the Building Regulations, using benchmarks such as the Code for Sustainable Homes. This ensures cost effective low energy housing is provided for those who need it, helping to reduce fuel poverty across the UK.
A STREIF building can provide Housing Associations a simple holistic approach to meeting the Code for Sustainable Homes. For example, a STRIEF building as standard will:
• Achieve low U-values, efficient thermal bridging details and excellent air tightness to score well in the Energy section of the CSH;
• Achieve acoustic ratings that score maximum points in Health and Wellbeing - sound insulation section;
• Use ecologically sound and responsibly sourced materials to score well in the Materials section of the CSH;
• Benefit, due to our off site construction process, from very little waste and simple site waste management plans and so score highly in the Waste section of the CSH;
Why not look at our case studies...
... to see how STREIF provided sustainable, cost effective buildings which meet high levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes for previous clients.
Built in 2009 for Worthing Homes Housing Association and designed by architects Miller Hughes Associates, Lyndhurst Rd was the second joint venture between STREIF and main contractor W Stirland Ltd. The 848 m² building, containing 12 flats arranged over three floors, is situated in a conservation area and was therefore required to blend in with the surrounding Victorian stuccoed villas. The result is a building that would be hard to distinguish from its... more
Built in 2008 for Downland Housing Association (now part of Affinity Sutton), Covert Mead was the first joint venture between STREIF and main contractor W Stirland Ltd. Conceived as an early test case for the system, the building proved to be very popular both with the housing association and the main contractor because of its quality, strength and performance. Arranged as four flats over a two storey 280 m² building, the tenants enjoy high levels of thermal and acoustic... more