A range of products from Catnic’s new Thermally Broken Lintel range have been chosen for an eco-friendly social housing development in Scunthorpe.
Bridgewater Road will be the first major development in the UK to benefit from the company’s new lintels, which deliver industry-leading Psi values. The project also calls for bespoke, 150mm wide cavity lintels, which are being specifically manufactured to help provide a high performance solution.
Bridgewater Road is a scheme of 20 houses being developed on a previously neglected area of land situated off of Plymouth Road in Scunthorpe. Local housing provider Ongo Homes appointed building contractor T G Sowerby in February 2016 to develop the contemporary, eco-friendly semi-detached and detached homes.
For the project delivery team, it has been crucial to select building components and materials, which will help each property at Bridgewater Road to meet the necessary thermal performance targets, minimise environmental impact and to reduce fuel costs for occupants.
100mm cavity TS90 Thermally Broken Lintels were specified. Each delivers the thermal performance of not one but two separate lintels, enabling a complete thermal break between the inner and outer leaf of a cavity wall.
As the most energy efficient steel lintel solution on the market, the TBL range of lintels is listed on the BRE Certified Thermal Details and Products scheme. This means the criteria of Appendix R, SAP 2012 can be achieved in a sophisticated and practical way by using any product from Catnic’s TBL range, complying easily, cost effectively and sustainably with the legislative demands of Part L of the Building Regulations.
To help deliver the project to schedule, the bespoke lintels had be manufactured and delivered to site in record time. To manage this effectively, Catnic is dedicating a section of its factory specifically to manufacturing the bespoke, wider cavity 150mm Thermally Broken Lintels.