ecobuild owner, Futurebuild Events Ltd, has announced details of the first in a series of exclusive full-scale builds that will be showcased at the event in March 2018. A complete three-storey home constructed by property development company, Brooke Homes, will form an integral part of the event’s Offsite district, which brings together the most innovative, exciting and inspiring brands in this rapidly developing sector.
Offsite construction is a key focus for ecobuild 2018 and the build will offer attendees a unique opportunity to experience the full benefits of this revolutionary approach to housebuilding.
The three bedroom home can be completely constructed in just five weeks. Modular structural insulated panels (SIPs) for the home are pre-assembled in a factory in Kent, complete with windows, doors, finishing joinery and an undercoat of paint. They can then be transported to site and lifted into position by a crane. This method is not only time and cost efficient, it also has significant environmental benefits. These homes have increased energy efficiency and greater sound insulation, which means homeowners benefit from lower bills and greater peace and quiet in their properties.
Martin Hurn, managing director of Futurebuild Events said: “We’re determined to make ecobuild the go-to event for forward thinkers in the built environment. Incorporating full-scale builds such as this proves that we understand the actions the industry is taking now to tackle issues in the built environment. ecobuild isn’t about discussing concepts, it’s about showcasing tangible solutions.
“We are delighted that Brooke Homes is bringing this structure to ecobuild 2018. Offsite has been described as being representative of the future direction of construction technology and this build will help bring this sector to life at ecobuild.”
Visitors at ecobuild 2018 will be able to go inside the Brooke Homes property and visit rooms on each of the three storeys.
Paddy Doyle, managing director at Brooke Homes explained: “By using offsite modular construction we can save up to 70 per cent on build times. At a time when the need for new, affordable homes is reaching critical levels, this key growth area within the construction industry offers tremendous benefits to builders, homebuyers and the environment. This type of construction also greatly benefits the tradespeople involved in the build. The SIPs are constructed in a weather controlled environment, which means lower levels of illness and absence among workers.
“ecobuild offers the ideal opportunity to showcase this full-scale build. The event is leading the way in not only examining the issues affecting the built environment, but in showcasing real solutions to those problems. This forward-thinking approach fits perfectly with our ethos.”
The dedicated Offsite district at ecobuild, brought to you by Explore Offsite, will showcase real solutions to the challenges facing the built environment. The ground-breaking exhibition will be complimented by a comprehensive programme of thought-provoking, CPD accredited masterclasses.