The Silverlake development of bespoke, sustainable homes in West Dorset is setting the standard for low-impact construction with the Kingspan TEK Building System, ensuring excellent project efficiency with the versatile off-site solution.

The Project

Silverlake is an exciting new development, constructed by Conservation Builders Ltd, which offers homes away from home amongst the beautiful heathlands, woodland and lakes of West Dorset. The residential community sits nestled within a carefully managed nature reserve, providing the ultimate retreat where people, ecology and innovative, award-winning architecture are brought together. The Habitat First Group development offers residents the chance to be involved from the early stages of the design process. The Kingspan TEK Building System supported this bespoke construction approach.

Kingspan TEK Building System
Delivery Partner:
Glosford Timber Solutions
West Dorset
Habitat First Group
Main Contractor:
Conservation Builders
Bowler Roofing
The Kingspan TEK Building System was chosen for the speed of build it allows, its excellent thermal performance and the off-site element which enabled reduction of the number of trades on site. Another key benefit of using TEK is that it allows flexibility of design necessary for a project like this as, although the units are a standard house type, almost every property sold has customer variations which we had to cater for – one house even has a eyrie added to the second floor which allows the client to walk through the bedroom into a sort of hide to birdwatch.

Mike Fleming - Director, Glosford Timber Solutions
The newbuild project is designed to be an exemplar of sustainable development from design to future operation, and the latest phase utilises 4000 m2 of the Kingspan TEK Building System for the walls and roofs of the new properties. The Kingspan TEK Building System was selected as it allowed for predictable off-site construction and design flexibility, as well as providing exceptional out-of-the-box fabric performance.

The design of the buildings in the Silverlake development have lifetime energy efficiency in mind. In addition to their excellent thermal performance, the unique jointing system and OSB/3 facings also helped to minimise air-leakage from the properties. This supports the project’s vision for a sustainable community.

Images: Habitat First Group

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