We are very proud to be associated with a project of this nature. Constructed in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, we provided 10 new properties built to provide temporary accommodation for homeless families during their transition into more permanent homes.
The project saw the conversion of 20 assisted studio flats, into five semi-detached housing blocks, providing 10 two bedroom houses in a quiet cul-de-sac with generous front and back gardens.
The centre of the cul-de-sac has been provided with a community room ready for resident’s activities, complemented by a soft landscaping scheme to help ensure a relaxed atmosphere.
We are proud to announce we have recently joined an elite group of contractors in the UK that has successfully completed a Passivehaus development.
The development at Gales Place, Crawley, is the first of its kind for Westridge Construction in partnership with Crawley Borough Council.
This development includes six flats and seven houses built to the high comfort and low bills of the Passivhaus standard, thus providing affordable housing for local residents
Passivhaus development systems ensure that buildings are as energy efficient as possible. The buildings have high insulation levels, high performance doors, windows and air tightness, which are so efficient that a central heating system is not required in the building.
It exceeds the building regulation minimum standards with triple glazing, 300mm wall insulation and a ventilation system providing filtered pre-warmed air. The low energy use of these Passivhaus homes aims to reduce fuel poverty by providing low bills for residents. The high construction standard quality of these dwellings will ensure durability and comfort for the future.
In order to achieve the Passivhaus accreditation a huge amount of dedication and attention to detail from the team was required. The site team worked very closely with the Building Control inspector, and in order to keep the quality high, over 4,000 photographs were taken throughout the process to evidence this.