Morris Homes and Eurocell create UK’s largest zero-carbon village

Morris Homes and Eurocell create UK’s largest zero-carbon village

Eurocell Eurologik triple-glazed windows and fully recycled cavity closers have been specified by Morris Homes on the UK’s largest zero carbon village in Peterborough.

Vista, in the Southbank area of the city, is a development of 295 zero-carbon homes designed to reduce energy emissions by 100 per cent compared to an equivalent-sized standard housing development.

The Eurocell windows achieve a U-value of 0.8W/m²K, helping the properties meet the carbon reduction requirements of UK Building Regulations up to the 2016 zero carbon deadline.

The Eurocell Eurologik triple glazed windows were specified in a grey woodgrain finish to complement the contemporary style of the two and three bedroom properties. They feature Eurocell 100 percent post-consumer recycled PVC-U Thermal Inserts, which enable lower U-values and higher Energy Index Ratings to be achieved.

Cindy Vials, Regional Sales Director at Morris Homes, said: “The Eurocell windows in grey create exactly the right contemporary appeal that homebuyers look for. We like the fact that the slim profile of the frames lets in the maximum amount of natural daylight – and you don’t even notice that they have been specified to achieve zero-carbon.”

The Cavalok cavity closer system is the UK’s only BBA-approved 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PVC-U cavity closer. The range offers a readymade solution for all levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes, up to Level 6, zero carbon, and higher levels of BREEAM. The range is suitable for cavities from 50mm to 300mm+ and is available in fire rated versions.

Mark Starford, Architect at Barnett North, the appointed practice for Vista, said: “The Eurocell window and cavity closer solution is an integral part of helping us reduce energy emissions from these properties by 100 per cent compared to an equivalent-sized standard housing development. We liked the fact that Eurocell was able to offer us a ready-made solution as well as demonstrating innovative use of post-consumer recycled PVC-U.”

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