Built by Landmarks UK, this new build comprises a mixture of residential and commercial properties, with the retail outlets on the ground ﬂoor, with ﬂats behind and above the shops on the whole of the ﬁrst ﬂoor, and room in the roof for apartments on the second ﬂoor. This exciting venture began with demolition in June 2016.
Nudura ICF with a 152mm (6") core was chosen for its acoustic attenuation rating of 51db as the Starbeck site borders onto a very busy level crossing. Addressing sound attenuation issues and speed of build due to a tight timed programme were key challenges for this mixed use residential and commercial project.
Unforeseen groundworks held up the contractor early in the build as the site survey had missed a large cellar which had been concreted over.
The 1st ﬂoor storey of Nudura was scheduled to be built in three weeks, but the premier ICF's speed of build allowed it to be constructed in just one which pulled the external works back to programme.
Nestled in the charming hamlet of Womenswold in the south-east of Canterbury, lies what appears to be a traditional countryside cottage, which to passers-by could easily be believed as having stood undisturbed for hundreds of years.
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With plans to build new homes as quickly and as cost efficient as possible without comprising on safety and quality, working with Nudura, could be the perfect solution for local authorities and developers within the United Kingdom.