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A look at our first Foundation 200 Prototype

On the 29th April, we were delighted to virtually launch the Foundation 200 prototype.  A tour of the prototype, which is currently located at Marleigh in Cambridge, was conducted by Emma Fletcher.


Materials and External Design

A 60-year design life. The homes are built to a very high standard to ensure robust abilityDouble lined internal walls to assist with heat loss and form a robust internal structureSteel lined external walls, cladded in an A2 grade cement board, ensuring use of non-combustible materials to the external facade
Minimal externally mounted features to avoid damageEach home has a uniform SVP (Soil Vent Pipe) and Rainwater outlet integrated into the unit for easy connectionsThe external door and windows are compliant with the latest Secure By Design standards

Sustainability

Designed to meet the Future Homes Standards and the anticipated new Part L regulationsEach home is fully insulated internally to floors, walls and the roof structureLow energy White GoodsBlue roof system, which holds up to 75mm of rainwater
Controlled flow shower mixer and dual flush cistern to minimise water consumptionAir Source Heat Pump & Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR) unit, for controlled air changes within each homeLow carbon emissions/Low running cost circa £5 per weekUniform structure, meaning easy to relocate and re-install time and time again

Prototype Design

24sqm one-bedroom properties, designed to house only one personFully fitted kitchen, living/dining area, a bathroom with shower and a bedroom with storageEverything included –from clothing (provided by HIS Church), plates, cutlery and bedding to white goods and furniture includedCareful consideration of fixtures and fittings to ensure ease of use and particular thanks to Branch BMN for the donation of ironmongery
Card operated electric meterIntegrated cabling for Broadband and TV connectivitySure-stop button for watercut-off/leak preventionSimple to use Operation and Maintenance Manual provided with each home

 

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