VELUX CARBONLIGHT HOUSE - Rothwell
VELUX engaged HTA to evolve concepts for two homes in a semi-detached arrangement as the UK’s contribution to the VELUX Model Home 2020 project a pan-European series of six building ‘experiments’. The design includes a three bedroom home and four bedroom home with integrated garage.
HTA worked with VELUX to involve a variety of local stakeholders including the Kettering planning and urban design team, local politicians and the North Northants Development Company (NNDC). The nature of the demonstration project meant that HTA were involved in consultation and detailed design with the projects other stakeholders who had new or innovative products that they wanted to demonstrate in the homes. Another important aspect of HTA’s role was explaining and illustrating the design and concepts at public events such as the Grand Designs Exhibition and Ecobuild, as well as explaining the principles to policy makers involved in sustainable construction.
This new build consists of forticrete Gemini slate grey tile with a complete no maintenance dry roofing products, it also includes dry valleys, dry verge units and a breathable dry ridge system
DOMESTIC DWELLING - Tean
This heritage project consisted of striping out all defected lead bays, which were caused through another roofing contractor, covering the mock rolls with Bitumen tar, which trapped the water and caused considerable water damage to the upper penthouse apartments.
We also stripped eves, re-slated existing slates to eaves. Re-leaded the defective lead works, including bays with code 6 rolled lead.
HERITAGE PROJECT - Tean Mills
Fascia’s, Soffits, Barge boards and Guttering were replaced with white PVC plastics, with black half round gutter. The project was then finished off with green dry verge and a breathable dry fix ridging system.