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OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2018

PRODUCT INNOVATION OF THE YEAR BEST USE OF MEP PREFABRICATION WINNER

CATEGORY SPONSOR

housing solution that is unlike PRODUCT any The system gains its strength from INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION on the market today. The system AWARD engineered steel columns which go PROJECTother OF THE YEAR

ADVANCED PRECISION HOMES REDWOOD CRESCENT, BEESTON

Advanced Precision Homes claim they are ‘bringing house building out of the mud’ by developing a volumetric

is the brainchild of an engineer who wants to transform the way offsite houses are manufactured and assembled.

The strength and durability of their system goes way beyond regulatory performance requirements. Their system is achieving wall U-Values of 0.07 W/m2K and less than two airchanges per hour. But it is not only the performance that is ground-breaking - structurally stronger than a traditional timber frame build, this system has a proven load-bearing capability of up to 11 storeys. Based on an aluminium ring beam system, the hybrid volumetric solution is best described as a timber frame ‘box within a box’ with an injected foam layer of insulation in between.

right up to the roof ridge and are encapsulated within the cavity wall so are totally indistinguishable in the finished home. The factory fitted roof is supported by the steel columns therefore does not requires trusses – creating a habitable roof space. The ground was broken on the Redwood Crescent, Beeston development on 08 January and the four homes will be completed and ready of occupation at the beginning of April this year. This is achieved by over 95% of the homes being completed in the factory. Advanced Precision Homes require little or no maintenance and come complete with a 60 Year Certification.

For more on Advanced Precision Homes see p44

Construction work on building sites involves a huge amount of product and materials checking to make sure everything meets the exacting requirements of building regulations. This can be stressful at the best of times and a helping hand is always welcome. That’s why more and more people are coming to the BBA for off-site certification of their products. • Assessment of new systems including insulated concrete formwork, SIPs and framed systems. • Assuring compliance with Building Regulations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. • Ensuring systems are waterproof, warm, structurally sound and durable. • Factory visits to check system documentation and control. • Site visits to see units being offloaded and installed. • Huge benefit to architects, decision makers and manufacturers.

A site for sore eyes The advantages of BBA Certification

Our assessors have decades of experience evaluating Off-site Construction, and BBA Agrément Certificates are regarded as the best assurances you can get for your off-site products. With BBA’s 50 years of unrivalled expertise in building and construction certification, it’s easy to see why.

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