Working in partnership with Burmor Construction we have delivered 41 affordable homes, in the market town of Kirton, Lincolnshire. London Road, Kirton is a development comprising a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom houses including 6 bungalows built to meet the Future Homes Standards set for 2025.
35 of the new homes were built using our traditional open timber frame system which comes with factory fitted insulation. Our standard Eco system provides a faster more efficient alternative to traditional building, the panels are externally finished on site with a combination of buff and multi-red coloured brickwork.
Across the development, 9 of the 1, 2 and 3 bed homes will be shared ownership, with the remainder allocated for affordable rent.
A first for Platform housing, we are pleased to be supporting them to deliver 6 bungalows as part of the development which meet all of the specifications of the Future Homes Standard set to be introduced for 2025.
Utilising our Eco-200 premium low carbon closed timber frame panel, Platform Housing have benefitted from our fabric first design, maintaining a high quality standard though a factory controlled environment. The thermal performance of the homes will achieve a 0.15 U-Value, the standard housebuilders are expected to meet for all homes from 2025.
Maximising the sustainability of the development, the plots also have PV panels on the roof, as well as air source heat pumps, with no requirement for gas.
In order to keep in theme with the other 36 homes on site, we have worked closely with our brick slip supplier – Weber to ensure that the brick slips used for the external finish of the panels matched that of the traditional brickwork on the previous phase, keeping each home coherent within one theme.
Senior Quantity Surveyor at Burmor Construction, Sam Harwin said: “Each property has a bespoke approach to the internal finish; with individual colour schemes throughout, giving each property its own unique edge.”
Katie Gilmartin, Head of Business Development and Innovation at Platform Housing said: “I was thrilled to visit LoCaL Homes as they began manufacture of homes for the second phase of our development in Kirton. Through the duration of our tour we were able to see the first of the Eco-200 panels make its way through the factory, demonstrating the speed and quality achievable through their offsite manufacturing capabilities.
“Working with LoCaL Homes and Burmor Construction is not only speeding up delivery of our programme but is most importantly helping us meet our sustainability targets, delivering six Future Homes Standard-ready homes well ahead of the anticipated changes to regulation in 2025.”
To find out more about this development, please visit: https://www.platformhomeownership.com/london-road-kirton/
Platform Housing Group
35 homes & 6 bungalows
Standard Eco panel system
Closed Eco panel system