BoBen construction completes sustainable homes development

BoBen construction has completed a new sustainable homes development in Rugby, using contemporary sustainable construction methods

The Bilton Fields sustainable homes development was made using contemporary and sustainable construction methods. Completed with Charred Kebony timber cladding, the residential development retains a rural farmyard essence, in keeping with the surrounding area.

The sustainable homes development has been built with the latest technology and the highest quality products, using zinc roofing, farmhouse brickwork and expansive glazing.

Developed using sustainably sourced timber

Charred Kebony Cladding by Shou Sugi Ban was selected to provide a long-lasting and attractive timber finish for the homes’ exterior.

Shou Sugi Ban timber is burned to create a long-lasting product with a distressed appearance, resulting in a sleek and fragile aesthetic.

Developed in Norway, Kebony’s wood-processing technique sees sustainably sourced softwoods heated with furfuryl alcohol, an agricultural by-product, modifying it to maintain the same durable properties of industrial hardwood but without the same contribution to the carbon footprint.

Each home features an open plan internal spaces with floor to ceiling glazing surrounding all aspects of the house to create a truly light and spacious home.

The quality of workmanship on the sustainable homes development has been recognised by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC), who recently awarded BoBen Construction with ‘The Bricks’ certificate.

The project has already sold 10 of the 12 luxury homes to new owners. The new development is sleek in appearance and sustainable in outlook

Bobbie Curley, director at BoBen Construction, commented: “From the outset, we envisaged Bilton Fields would comprise a cluster of beautifully designed rural buildings, characteristic of a “vernacular farmstead” with low-key sustainable elements.

“Kebony wood by Shou Sugi Ban had a large part to play in enabling this, providing a striking exterior to our carefully crafted homes, which are sleek in appearance and sustainable in outlook. “We are delighted with the final product which has already proven to be extremely popular with homebuyers.”

‘Using sustainably sourced materials’

Nina Landbø, international sales manager at Kebony, added: “It is brilliant to see Kebony wood used in this new luxury residential development.

“In selecting Charred Kebony Cladding by Shou Sugi Ban, the Bilton Field project recognises the importance of using sustainably sourced materials which are aesthetically pleasing.

“The wood itself requires little maintenance, and comes with the promise of high durability and stability, making it the perfect choice for construction companies who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint”