Roseneath Housing, Dunbritton Housing Association, Scotland, Photo, Design
Silverhills Housing : Roseneath Property
Silverhills Houses – design by anderson bell + christie
19 Dec 2007
Building Information from anderson bell + christie
10no. Cottage Flats at Silverhills, Roseneath for Dunbritton Housing Association
Photographs : Keith Hunter
This innovative, affordable rural housing for Dunbritton Housing Association has flexible, home/work layouts. The buildings are based on the narrow plans and proportions of traditional rural houses. They benefit from passive solar gain during winter months with a southwest facing orientation and incorporate solar water heating tiles. The main contractor, a family run local firm, Stewart & Shields, committed to undertaking specialist construction training for the erection of the TekHAUS SIPS Superstructure. This system gives a typical U Value that is 33% more thermally efficient than current building standards and has the added benefit of allowing a ‘room in the roof’ section for future adaptation of the upper floor cottage flats.
Untreated Larch Cladding was supplied by Russwood, Newtonmore. The specification also included LHOV Cabling (non PVC), Low Formaldehyde MDF Kitchen Worktops & Units, Chipboard Flooring and Softwood Skirtings. The Contractor used a ‘selective’ Waste Skip management system with plasterboard waste returned to British Gypsum for recycling (Gypsum is 80% Recycled).
The Housing Association are also considering implementing a Composting Bins Policy for kitchen organic waste, for interested tenants.
Public consultations with the Community Trust & Local Focus Groups helped
develop an integrated woodland path through the development into the local Clachan Glen. Working with the Community Links Initiative, the local Employability Team was used to construct the path and undertake the soft landscaping within the scheme.
The project has received a Gold Roses Design Award 2007, a Saltire Housing Design Award 2007 and a GIA Commendation for Sustainable Design.
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