Working closely with NHBC.
From start to finish, we spent time with NHBC to understand and achieve their stringent conditions. These ranged from design and fabric details to technical information. NHBC were incredibly supportive, they assigned knowledgeable team members who came to meetings and answered all our queries without delay.
Designed to suit surrounding homes.
With flexibility in mind, our homes offer a variety of internal layouts. One is completely open plan and the other has a cosy separate dining kitchen and lounge. All are clad in a wide range of façade/external wall and roof materials. We selected a mixture of brick slips and render for the fascias. This contemporary aesthetic and the ‘handing’ of the semi-detached homes was the key to fitting perfectly with traditionally built homes across the site.
To gain permission for our low-pitched roofs and change in window locations, we resubmitted planning. Fortunately, the revised ilke Homes designs met Keepmoat Homes’ requirements for open market sale. The homes have a 2.51m floor-to-ceiling height with large windows, as standard. These ensure the homes have excellent levels of natural light. We also designed the internal layouts to be flexible from the outset to enable clients to customise their homes without compromising quality or impacting external elevations.
Installed within 10 hours.
We gained permission from the Highways Agency to close the main access road to the site. Then gave 28 days’ notice and installed the units within the 10-hour granted period.
To prepare the site and make handover smooth, Keepmoat Homes carried out advanced site works. They installed concrete precast service pillars and live electricity supply, as well as gas and water connections, plus BT for broadband and the phone lines. This resulted in rapid services connections and commissioning.