Scotland to showcase future affordability in eco-housing

An exemplar to demonstrate how future family homes could have resource efficiency principles built into them during the construction phase is set to be unveiled in Scotland.

The modular designed house is expected to exceed 2016 Scottish Building Standards Gold performance requirements, offering an affordable and scalable model for the house-building industry to follow.

The modularity means there can be enhanced control over cost, waste arising and supply chain accreditation as the development isn’t subject to certain site difficulties.

Tigh Grian has been appointed to construct the house on a development plot funded by Zero Waste Scotland at the BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig, North Lanarkshire.

Following construction, the house will be showcased as part of thep for at least two years before being deconstructed in a resource efficient manner.

Zero Waste Scotland director Iain Gulland said that developing a new standard in sustainable house building has the potential to change the future of the industry.

“The resource efficient house will strive to make the best use of materials, water and energy, from the design to the build, to the lifestyle options available to residents, right through to the deconstruction,” he added.

Maxine Perella

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