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The project involved the construction of 7 new two storey affordable rented homes on a greenfield site. The development, in the Lake District National Park at the foot of Blencathra, consists of 2No. 3-bedroom houses, 4No. 2-bedroom houses and 1No. 1-bedroom house.

The houses are traditional masonry blockwork with rendered elevations, slate roof with mock dormers and mock chimneys and feature stone porches to the front elevation. Externally each house has a garden to the rear and parking to the front, there is also some open space around the properties which has been grass seeded, giving the properties a spacious rural aspect.

CLIENT: Eden Housing Association     VALUE: £965,000      COMPLETION: February 2019       

DURATION: 46 weeks     CONTRACT: JCT Intermediate


  • The project was delivered on programme.
  • The project was delivered with zero reportable Health & Safety incidents.
  • The project was delivered with zero environmental incidents.
  • 82% of subcontractors used on the project were local to the project site, contributing to the Client’s ‘local’ theme.

  • High level of customer and tenant satisfaction, resulting in repeat business with the Client.
  • The amount of construction waste sent to landfill was minimal, with over 95% of the total waste being diverted from landfill.
  • The homes have been constructed to exceptionally high energy efficiency levels, and with airsource heat pumps providing heating and hot water they are economical to run.
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