Stewart Milne Construction wins $6 million sustainable housing contract in UK

UK-based Stewart Milne Construction has secured a contract worth £4 million ($6.4 million) to construct 50 new low carbon homes in Inverness, UK.

The development will be a combination of one- and two-bedroom flats and will be provided on behalf of the Servite Housing Association, and an additional range of one-, two- and three-bed properties for Highland Council.

The total scheme will be developed using closed panel timber frame construction, which will incorporate the highest standards of insulation and air tightness and provides tenants with an energy efficient living solution. Construction work has already commenced and is scheduled for completion in April 2012.

Stewart Milne Construction is responsible to provide complete design and build process that will meet the stringent Ecohomes ratings which are based on environmental performance, health and safety and quality of living.

Using Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ Sigma II build system, the Servite Housing Association properties will meet the Ecohomes ‘Excellent’ standard, as reported by the Construction New Portal.

The properties, designed by Inverness-based architect practice, Colin Armstrong Associates, will also feature a central biomass boiler plant and green ‘growing’ roofs to meet the necessary energy requirements.