Lakehouse successfully completed 15 new homes for Family Mosaic
27 Apr 2012
Lakehouse has successfully completed a development of 15 homes for Family Mosaic in Colne Drive, Havering.
The affordable housing, eight for shared ownership and seven for rent, has all been built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3. The high quality specification reflects the calibre of the new homes, and internally the new homes are stylish and spacious, with clean lines and plenty of light. Colin Marshall, Commercial and Technical Director – Development said: “I’m thrilled to showcase our work in this sector, particularly as it’s on our own doorstep and a stone’s throw from our Romford headquarters.”
The Borough of Havering has a policy to provide 20% of the energy for the development scheme through renewables. Solar panels have been installed in the roofs of the houses and will be used to provide electricity for the individual houses. Other measures have been taken to ensure that the energy usage is minimised and that the carbon emission is as low as possible for the scheme, such as:
- The provision of pitched roofs have been designed to a southerly aspect to provide the best solar orientation for maximising the efficiency from photovoltaic panels.
- Each house has been provided with adequate sheltered cycle storage space within their plot. It is provided within the shed in the back gardens.
- The use of super high levels of fabric insulation to further reduce heat transmission loss.
- Low levels of air permeability.
- Use of high performance doors and windows.
- External storage in the rear gardens.
- Front boundary brick walls with railings provide defensible space for the occupants and refuse storage allowing ease of access for collection.
- A water butt is purposed for all houses for rain water recycling.