Work to construct 2 steel frame dwellings in March, Cambridgeshire is progressing well as we get closer to dropping the scaffolding.
These dwellings are constructed using a lightweight steel frame structure for the external walls, internal walls, upper floor structure and roof structure and took just 7 days to erect for both dwellings. The external façade is then clad with a cement board and PIR insulation board before being covered with an external masonry skin of facing brickwork and blockwork with cladding. The warm roof construction is formed using a single ply membrane with dummy standing seams to create a cost effective alternative to metal cladding. Grey UPVC windows have been installed and the roof is near completion to enable the scaffold to be dropped and external works to progress.
This project is part of a larger 32 unit site and Phase 2, consisting of a further 12 units, is looking to start on site around April time with around 50% of the site being formed using the lightweight steel frame construction and the other 50% being formed using traditional masonry.