Greener Pastures with Swish

August 08, 2019 at 9:27 AM

Ratby, LeicestershireRegional developer Cawrey Homes has specified Swish fascia, soffits and cladding in hazy grey for its eco development, Fielding Meadow.

Constructed to exacting standards, the 34, two, three and four bedroom, homes have been designed to incorporate the latest energy saving technology to achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes level four rating.

Also including a focus on long-term maintenance savings, the properties feature low maintenance fascias and soffits from Swish Building Products and external cladding, used by Cawrey to house solar panels. Dave Walgate, Buyer for Cawrey, said: “We wanted a development which delivered significant energy and lifetime savings at a sensible cost. More broadly, the development features air source heat pumps, thermally efficient windows, insulated floors and ‘green’ sedum roofs. “We put a lot of emphasis on the building envelope and energy efficiency for example, increasing cavity wall insulation from 75mm to 200mm but also looked at the long-term maintenance costs of the properties. “Natural wood finishes clearly look good but at height need regular maintenance and that equates to higher costs. The Swish products in hazy grey delivered a strong aesthetic quality and critically required little to no future maintenance.”

Greg Wilde, Swish Building Products, said: “Roofline maintenance costs can be significant, in part because roofline products are in exposed locations and because maintaining or repairing them at height is more complicated and therefore more costly. “PVC is low maintenance and as such, as long as they’re installed properly, once fitted roofline products require little to no maintenance."