Holland Park Phase 2
Products used: Hi-therm+ Lintels & Windposts
Contractor: Heritage Developments
Holland Park was awarded the ‘Best Development in the UK’ at the 2014 LABC Warranty Awards, with the latest phase built to the same exacting standards.
Homes of true quality built in a magnificent setting are all too rare. The Holland Park development is described by Heritage Homes as exceptional craftsmanship, first class eco credentials and a striking contemporary style. Located in Exeter’s most desirable postcode, Heritage Homes brings a unique blend of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom luxury homes which feature IG’s award winning Hi-therm+ lintels, as well as IG windposts and standard lintels.
Driven by a respect for the environment, Heritage Homes wanted to create energy efficient homes for the future. A high sustainable build standard was required as part of their prestigious ‘Future Collection’ homes for the phase two zero carbon homes development.
IG’s Hi-therm+ lintels use a patented combination of a polymer isolator and galvanised steel to bond the internal and external walls together by spanning the intervening gap creating a powerful thermal break. The one-piece lintel solution accommodated different lengths to minimise and conserve energy for each home by reducing thermal bridging at non-repeating junctions. IG’s technical team determined the loading and specification requirements at window and door openings. This fabric first approach contributed to an AA* energy efficiency rating and ensured each home built was comfortable, energy efficient and modern for years to come.
IG’s LP windposts accommodated different lengths and factored into account wind load conditions. The windposts were installed into the inner skin of the cavity walls spanning vertically between the floor structures, providing additional lateral support for the large panels of brickwork and openings. All windposts included top and base place connections for fixing to the structure along with ties.
“At Holland Park our homes are built with an AA* energy efficieny rating. IG’s Hi-therm+ lintels provided a fabric first approach to improve the thermal performance of our homes by reducing thermal bridging at non-repeating junctions”.
Commercial and Technical Manager at Heritage Homes