reAqua Grey Water Recycling

A reAqua grey water recovery system collects waste water from the first floor bathroom’s shower, bath and basin and treats the water so it can be used for toilet flushing. Heat is recovered from the waste water and used to pre-heat the water in the hot water cylinder. How does it work? A revised plumbing … Continue reading “reAqua Grey Water Recycling”

Elastopave

The playground area has a BASF Elastopave paving solution, which when combined with local aggregates creates a smooth, porous surface as an alternative to concrete or tar. How does it work? Local aggregates are added to the Elastopave polyurethane binder to create a porous but strong surface. Key Benefits Porous to allow water to soak … Continue reading “Elastopave”

Cross Laminated Timber Wall

ravenscraig-visitorCross Laminated Timber (CLT) has been used to create an internal feature wall within the Visitor Centre. CLT is an engineered timber product with good structural properties and low environmental impact (where sustainably sourced timber is used). It can provide dry, fast onsite construction, with good potential for airtightness and a robust wall and floor … Continue reading “Cross Laminated Timber Wall”

Greenline Boards

Greenline Lining Boards from Fermacell absorb and neutralise volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. This improves the air quality in a building, improving the working and living environment. How does it work? When the board is manufactured the panel surfaces are coated with keratin which enables harmful substances to be embedded in its molecular … Continue reading “Greenline Boards”

Wood Pellet Burning Stove

Heating within the large open plan, double height living space is provided by a wood pellet burning stove by MCZ. How does it work? A revised plumbing setup takes all the waste water from baths and showers in a property and redirects it through a reAqua filtration unit to treat it with a disinfectant. The … Continue reading “Wood Pellet Burning Stove”

Val-U-Therm

The Val-U-Therm panel system results in an airtight building envelope, using polyurethane insulation to fill timber cassettes. As it is manufactured in a factory quality controlled environment, it minimises waste and provides a cost effective solution. How does it work? Val-U-Therm is based on timber frame construction. It provides a fabric first solution for a … Continue reading “Val-U-Therm”

TimberTech Decking

TimberTech’s composite material is made from a variety of cellulose materials and polythene. These materials would otherwise be hard to recycle but through the manufacturing process all contaminants are removed, so the decking can be fully recycled at the end of life. How does it work? TimberTech’s composite material is made from a variety of … Continue reading “TimberTech Decking”

Supafil Frame Insulation

Glass mineral wool insulation from Knauf installed using the Blow-in-Blanket System (BIBS). How does it work? Glass mineral wool insulation from Knauf installed using the Blow-in-Blanket System (BIBS). Previously known as Perimeter Plus, Supafil Frame insulation was blown into the Visitor Centre timber frame in the CCG factory. Key Benefits A range of thermal conductivities … Continue reading “Supafil Frame Insulation”

Spotmix Concrete

The concrete used in the foundation pads for the Resource Efficient House was mixed and poured on site, to reduce wastage. The concrete uses recycled local aggregates, to reduce consumption of virgin materials. How does it work? The company’s volumetric trucks carry all the fresh materials to make concrete, and it is mixed on-site. A … Continue reading “Spotmix Concrete”

Reclaimed Timber Flooring

The wooden floor in the main living area of the Resource Efficient House was reclaimed by Wilson’s Yard. The floor was previously used in a sports hall. How does it work? Wilson’s Yard reclaim timber with a range of previous uses, including parquet flooring, plank and strip flooring and industrial timber floors. These are then … Continue reading “Reclaimed Timber Flooring”