Modular Homes Manufacturer TopHat scooped the Offsite Award on 01-07-2021 at the SECBE Awards for their delivery of 20 homes for Medway Council. All homes were required to meet NDSS areas, as well as an enhanced Part L standard. As a tight site, with difficult access, it was always going to be difficult to deliver a scheme that met the client’s budget. The use of TopHat’s standard designs allowed the project to be designed more quickly than traditionally, as well as giving the customer the confidence that the price would be able to be delivered to the standard demanded.
Medway Council wanted homes that were both functional and aspirational. They had to look good, whilst meeting the needs of the residents. They also had to be homes that the residents could afford to live in, so sustainability was absolutely key.
The homes benefit from a number of innovative features, including full Integrated, highly efficient Nulok Solar tiles, which generated green power, assisting residents in offsetting their energy bills. The team in TopHat were able to install the full roofing system, including the solar tiles offsite, which was then easily transported to site.
Their homes are amongst the most sustainable homes in the UK. For example, the embodied carbon of each home in White Road is 1/27th of that of a traditional masonry-built home at just 729kg CO2, as assessed by BLP. This means all 20 homes have less embodied carbon than one traditional home.
The running cost of these homes are around £0.90 per day.
Client: Medway Council
Project Partners: TopHat, O’Keefe Construction, Cast Consulting and Nulok Roofing
We are extremely proud of this development
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