Structherm Fastbuild is being used for the construction of 10 low-energy homes on the outskirts of Edinburgh

As part of the Hanson pre-cast product portfolio, Structherm is being used for the entire structure including precast concrete staircases and hollow-core concrete floors. The design incorporates geothermal heating, which works alongside the precast concrete elements, which retain heat.

The exterior walls have been finished with a Structherm insulated render system which comprises mineral wool insulation boards fixed directly onto the Fastbuild panels and completed with a white, rough-cast dash finish containing a silicone additive to reduce the need for cleaning and exterior maintenance.

It is hoped the homes will achieve an Eco Homes “very good” rating.