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Sliding Door

The Lodge – Blog 6 – Windows and Doors

Triple-glazed windows and doors were installed into the timber frame structure of our new bungalow show home creating a watertight shell. The high-quality units, provided by Norrsken, are comprised of timber which is clad in a powder-coated aluminium external facing. This composite construction benefits from the warmth and thermal performance of wood along with the […]

Actis Insulation

The Lodge – Blog 5 – Insulation

High-performance insulation has been fitted to the walls of our new single-storey show home. As with the three other properties at our show centre, along with countless customer self build projects, we have chosen to use Actis Insulation’s Hybrid range to insulate The Lodge. The thermal efficiency performance achieved with this system, as well as […]

MVHR System

The Lodge – Blog 4 – MVHR

With the timber frame kit erected, the team continued with the structure fitting the eco-joists for the roof of the bungalow. Eco-joists are engineered timber components with V-shaped steel webs that enable quick and easy installation of services and utilities. The mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) system could then be fitted within the pipes […]

Timber Frame Kit Home

The Lodge – Blog 3 – Timber Frame

The timber frame was delivered from our nearby factory for the new show home. We use slow-grown Scandinavian, PEFC-sourced timber harvested under a forestry management policy of long-term renewal. Not only does this make our timber frame a sustainable and environmentally friendly choice, but it also helps to create an air-tight structure, which when combined […]

Blockwork Foundations

The Lodge – Blog 2 – Groundworks

Diggers were on site removing earth as the groundworks began for our new show home. Trenches were dug for all exterior and load-bearing walls within which concrete was poured to just below ground level. Once set, blockwork was then laid on top to create the foundations for our new bungalow. Trenches are a standard shallow […]

Building Plot

The Lodge – Blog 1 – Plans

We are developing our show centre with the construction of our fourth show home underway. “The Lodge” will be a 1,916 square foot, three-bedroom bungalow with a spacious open-plan kitchen / dining / living area, along with a snug, utility room and three en-suites. The L-shaped design is a contemporary style with a flat roof, […]

Access Driveway

Hastings Build Blog – 3

There has been a transformation over the last few weeks, as the groundworkers have laboured to create access to this challenging site. Retaining walls of blockwork were built, concrete was then poured, and the steep driveway constructed. It’s extremely important to get these aspects right and the groundworks company have done an incredible job. All […]