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Code Level 4, Vachell Road, Cardiff

Case study: Code level 4 success

Development: 3 Storey Flats in Vachell Road, Cardif

Client: Cadwyn Housing Association

Code Level: Level 4

Summary Description:

This project uses Timber Frame and Air Source heat Pumps with MVHR in conjunction with good fabric performance, BRE advised on the M&E strategy, water fittings, material selection for the dwellings and the design stage SAP calculations.

Client comment:

"This project demonstrates that a small urban development can be designed to achieve a Code Level 4 in a cost effective way whilst reducing the impact on the environment.  We have also considered the ender user and tried to make the property as practical as possible.  It is key to ensure that a competent code assessor (BRE) is appointed at the inception stage to ensure each mandatory credit of the code is designed into the proposed scheme to avoid any redesign later in the project." Simon Fry Assistant Director of Technical Services