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Stewart Milne commence work on low carbon Inverness housing

May 31 2011

Stewart Milne commence work on low carbon Inverness housing
Stewart Milne Construction has commenced work on 50 new low carbon homes in Inverness for Servite Housing Association and Highland Council.

The work will see a range of one to three be bedroom properties built using closed panel timber frame construction, to provide high standards of insulation and air tightness.

Designed by Colin Armstrong Associates the energy efficient solution is designed to meet the Ecohomes ‘Excellent’ standard based on environmental performance, health and safety and quality of living.

This will see installation of various energy saving features such as a biomass boilers and green roofs.

Bill Imlach, managing director of Stewart Milne Construction said:  “This is our first project in the North with Servite Housing Association and we will be working very closely with them and Highland Council to meet the very high standards that need to be achieved. 

“Both organisations have signalled their intent for the future by bringing these low carbon homes to the affordable housing sector, and with our expertise and experience, we are confident that we can deliver the project on time and on budget.”

The scheme is scheduled to complete in April 2012.


#1 Posted by Sven on 1 Jun 2011 at 12:21 PM
It looks like a council built 1960s-70s concrete, flat roofed building that has had some cladding stuck om the front and painted with leftover caravan blue and cream paint.
Green Man
#2 Posted by Green Man on 1 Jun 2011 at 13:33 PM
This is a very poor attempt that will not further the cause of sustainable social housing.
#3 Posted by Jimbo on 1 Jun 2011 at 13:55 PM
Notwithstanding the terrible design and bizarre choice of wood panels for a housing development in Inverness, of all the things to have dominating a visual for a 'sustainable' and 'affordable' housing project, surely one of those poncey overpriced minis is the most inappropriate They can't have had a learjet image to hand...
#4 Posted by NC on 1 Jun 2011 at 14:20 PM
They might provide an 'excellent environmental performance' but the lack of windows providing mimimum daylight standards' will make them so so depressing to live in.
#5 Posted by nairnbairn on 7 Jun 2011 at 00:36 AM
Dismal, unimaginative, unattractive - looks like a shed-warehouse call-centre building. If they put bars on the windows it would serve as a detention facility. But then perhaps that's what Housing Association affordable housing tends to become? Eco-friendly and energy-efficient housing doesn't have to look like a shoebox with holes. Why is so much of the architecture permitted by Highland Council so appallingly bad?

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