Aggregate Industries has supplied Masterblock concrete blocks for two retirement developments, this includes Wixams Retirement Village in Bedford and Arden Quarter in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Wixams Retirement Village in Bedford:
Aggregate Industries has supplied Masterblock concrete blocks for Wixams Retirement Village in Bedford for two retirement developments.
This includes Wixams Retirement Village in Bedford, a £44m scheme to build 230 apartments.
For main contractor Galliford Try Partnerships, one of the main was making it as energy efficient as possible in line with U-value criteria between 0.22-0.23 W/mk, as well as ensuring a high strength build.
Aggregate Industries suggested 38,000m² of MasterLite Pro, a lightweight concrete block designed for thermal efficiency and manual handling considerations.
For use internally and externally, the blocks are ideal for preventing heat loss, which as a result makes an ultra-efficient home, vastly reducing the cost of heating for the homeowner.
Arden Quarter in Stratford-upon-Avon:
MasterLite Pro is also currently the product of choice on another project run by Galliford Try Partnerships, The Arden Quarter, a mix of retirement apartments and new homes in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Aggregate Industries supplied 36,000m2 of their MasterLite Pro in varying strengths to the project, resulting in sound insulation and energy efficiency properties.
Jeremy Lee, commercial director for Aggregate Industries’ building products division, said: “With the number of people aged 85 and over in the UK set to double over the next 25 years, retirement living has become an essential part of our society”
“Our MasterLite Pro range of lightweight concrete blocks is proving the ideal solution for retirement builds as not only are they easy to handle and great for sound insulation but can also boost the thermal efficiency of structure - producing efficient and comfortable homes”
“We are delighted to be working with Galliford Try Partnerships on these exciting schemes and hope to continue to supply their future projects.”
James Warrington, Regional Managing Director, Galliford Try Partnerships, said: “Aggregate Industries gave good technical expertise throughout the Wixams Retirement Village and Arden Quarter projects.”
“Given the unique specifications of these builds, it was clear that we needed to work with a specialist supplier, helping us to achieve the desired sound insulation and energy efficiency requirements on each development.”
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