Bopas hybrid modular construction by VRC Homes could hold the future to helping meet the government housing targets. In conjunction with their partner Modularesi , together they believe that with their expertise in building private homes to a high EPC B rated specification would benefit the social and affordable house developers.
The accurate manufacturing process allows VRC to achieve excellent airtightness, with maximum of 3.5 air changes per hour, while the 80mm of insulation within the panels can be enhanced with additional mineral wool or rigid insulation internally.
Typical U-values are 0.14 W/m2k for the walls and 0.11 W/m2K for floors. The use of products such as British Gypsum’s Gyproc Habito, which can be screwed into directly to carry cabinets and other fittings, helps to create a high quality interior environment.
Steel framing is ultra-lightweight but offers excellent rigidity and strength-to-weight ratios, which can enable interesting features and allow for savings on foundation costs. On the sustainability front, it’s 100% recyclable (even when galvanised for durability) but does require a significant amount of embodied energy to produce.
SOCIAL & AFFORDABLE HOMES
VRC HOMES & Modularesi together believe with their guidance and supply of their BOPAS hybrid modular construction system housing associations, local authorities and developers can benefit from building the same EPC B rated specification homes on their developments for the same cost or less than traditional building. The benefts are a faster build, better quality, healthier homes that would benefit the new home owner or tenant.
The private homes already built on VRC HOMES southery development were 40% below the DER (carbon dioxide emmission rate) target, the DFEE (dwelling fabric energy efficiency) was 18.5% above the target rate. This makes for healthier and lower cost homes to heat, it helps with fuel poverty and helps to tackle climate change and carbon footprint, all of which are targets to be met by the housing associations and local authority built homes.
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