Low carbon homes at Brookwood Farm, Woking

Housebuilder Awards 2011 Success for KEG Company ICF Tech Ltd

The prestigious Housebuilder Awards were presented on 3rd November 2011 and the Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative winner was the William Lacey Group for Brookwood Farm (pictured). Contractor William Lacey worked closely with the technical team from ICF Tech, to design homes which would offer optimal thermal and low-carbon performance.  As ICF Tech are signed up to the Knowledge Exchange at Genesis (KEG) project, which aims to help businesses in the South West develop knowledge and expertise in sustainable construction and green technology, they will be giving a presentation on the award-winning work at Brookwood Farm at the next KEG networking event.

As forward-thinking house builders and developers seek to build new homes with significantly smaller carbon footprints, finding a model which is realistic and cost-effective has been one of the biggest challenges.

Woking Borough Homes, the developer, found the ideal building envelope to meet its low carbon homes objectives with the ICF Tech system, in conjunction with high performance windows and doors from Litchfield Group sister companies, to provide a thermally superior envelope to roof height.

The RSL (Registered Social Landlord) developed 12 new family homes at Brookwood Farm near Woking to level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.  This means the new four and five bedroom semi-detached houses have heating and power efficiency which is 100% better than Approved Document L’s 2006 requirements.

The new homes are amongst the UK’s most eco-friendly and built using an integrated external building envelope delivered by ICF Tech walls, Sheerframe windows and from The Litchfield Group.

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