Timber-Framed Houses, Denton Corner, Newhaven

Client: Nova Developments
Architect: Crowther Associates
QS: NorthGates Ltd
Engineer: Gyoury Self Partnership
M & E: Crofton Design
Value: £2,116,000
Programme: 46 Weeks

This ‘Design and Build’ project comprised the construction of 14no. new dwellings comprising 2no. 4-bed semi-detached houses with integral garages, 2no. 3-bed houses and 10no. 3-bed semi-detached houses, all with private parking, on the site of a redundant petrol station and car showroom.

The contract included minor demolition works and ground remediation prior to commencing the construction. The traditional strip foundations and masonry sub-structure supported concrete floor beams with a polystyrene block infill and gas membrane. Four of the properties, built in the vicinity

of the fuel storage tanks, required a piled solution due to the imported fill in these areas. The properties were all of a modern design and with a timber-framed structure and outer skins of brickwork, insulated render and timber panelling with slate roofs.
Each property has its own dedicated photo-voltaic panels fitted to the roof slope.

A new private road provided access into the development with extensive fill and landscaping around it and each of the properties. The road was designed to allow surface water to permeate the surface and included surface water attenuation beneath it with the statutory supplies being installed within the pavement.