How we build

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Our form of construction is Traditional Masonry Cavity Wall Construction. An inner leaf of blocks to support the roof and floors, and an outer wall of bricks (or blocks finished with cladding or render) with cavity insulation.

See below details of all areas of our build quality.

External masonry walls

Thermal insulation: Our new homes have insulation in the cavity of the external walls.
The insulation is partially fill the cavity (as boards held against the inner block leaf, leaving an air space behind the outer leaf).The air space behind the outer leaf should not be filled with additional insulation. The walls of homes can be thermally insulated in other ways, for example with a layer of insulation provided between the inner leaf and the plasterboard dry lining.

Internal walls

Internal walls can be built of blocks or from 4×2 timber frames depending on design. Blockwork walls can be finished with plaster or plasterboard dry–lining. Timber framed walls and proprietary partition panels are finished with plasterboard. Some internal walls are load-bearing, so do not remove them – or make substantial alterations to them – without getting professional advice.

Separating (‘party’) walls

Walls used to separate semi-detached, terraced houses or flats are designed to reduce the passage of sound and provide a fire barrier. In masonry construction, separating walls may be built from bricks or blocks with solid or cavity construction and finished with plaster or plasterboard.

You should not reduce the thickness of the wall or make holes in the plasterboard lining, for example, to install an extra power point or recess a bookshelf. This may reduce its sound insulation and fire resistance. In England and Wales work on separating walls may also be subject to the Party Wall etc. Act.

Garage walls

The external walls of garages are often constructed from a single thickness of brickwork.
It is important to note that these may not be waterproof in all weather conditions e.g. prolonged driving rain.