Posts made in March, 2019

Smart Money – How Lovell Homes reduced build time and costs with Smartroof


Lovell Homes followed their instincts and explored new methods to find a more efficient roofing solution to meet the growing demand for their ‘room in roof’ house types. Challenge Lovell Homes previously used traditional methods in the construction of its three storey homes, in a process involving masonry gables, attic trusses and hand-cut pediments. This process required a time allocation of up to four weeks in the build schedule, due to involvement of multiple sub-contracted trades and service suppliers. Maintaining maximum site safety was a concern, due to the extensive working at height plus the risk of collapse of masonry gable walls during installation. Mitigation methods for these safety issues required the use of both internal and external scaffolding...

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