Greencore Construction has been awarded Highly Commended in the Product Innovation category at this year’s Structural Timber Awards.
The awards, which took place on 10 October at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, saw the Oxford-based housebuilder recognised for its Biond Construction System, which Greencore uses to build all its homes.
The Biond system is an offsite, closed-panel timber frame construction process and incorporates high-performance, natural insulation materials to deliver low ongoing energy requirements for homeowners.
The system has been scrutinised, tested and improved by a three-year EU eco-innovation programme led by the University of Bath, which was completed in August 2016.
Ian Pritchett, managing director of Greencore Construction, says:
“During thermal performance testing, the Biond Construction System has shown that it can outperform brick and block construction by almost 400%. What’s more, we estimate that we’ve saved 420 tonnes of CO² through the use of natural materials in the 12 superstructures we built in 2016.
“We’re extremely proud to have been recognised for these achievements at this year’s Structural Timber Awards.”