Designer and manufacturer of sustainable eco homes, Cygnus Homes, has specified SharkBite® Push-Fit Technology from Reliance UK for its innovative E-Smart House. Built to Passivhaus standards, an E-Smart house can be ordered and built in as little as ten weeks, with SharkBite Fittings ensuring quick & easy installation of the plumbing system.
There is a growing demand for new houses in the UK, and Cygnus Homes has created new methods to meet this demand. The E-Smart House is an affordable, sustainable house that meets Passivhaus standards and can be built in a fraction of the time of a conventionally constructed home.
Utilising off-site construction for 90% of the home, including the central E-Riser Module which contains all the services for the house, the E-Smart House can be built in just 10 weeks. SharkBite fittings are a natural fit for a modular or offsite construction project; reducing installation time by up to 75% they are a clear contributor to a faster construction schedule.
Reliance UK’s Engineering Manager, and lead engineer for SharkBite Technology, Peter Graham says; “Reliance has spearheaded metal push-fit technology across the globe for more than 30 years. We know the time and cost savings SharkBite can bring for any plumbing installation. Applying this technology to projects like Cygnus’ E-Smart House is where it gets really exciting, as we are part of pioneering new construction methods for homes in the UK which could make more quality, accessible housing available at much faster construction rates.”