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Tigh Grian and Zero Waste Scotland had been the appointed developers for Scotland's Resource Efficient House at the BRE Innovation Park @Ravenscraig. Built to the 2016 Scottish Building Standards Gold Performance Requirements and working to the 2014 Waste (Scotland) Regulations, this modular house showcases the principles of resource efficiency, with the aim of bringing an affordable, sustainable and repeatable family housing model to the construction market. We then built two demonstration houses at the BRE Innovation Park in Watford to show a 2 and a 3 bedroom affordable housing model with the addition of a terra cotta BIPV roof by our partner ÜserHuus AG, Hergiswil, Switzerland

Margaret Burgess, Minister for Housing and Welfare, had broken ground at Scotland’s ‘Resource Efficient House’ plot at the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig in February 2013. On September 19th 2013, the Resource Efficient House was opened by Cabinet Secretary for Rural affairs and Environment, Mr. Richard Lochead.

Official launch of ÜserHuus/Tigh Grian by JR Partners at the BRE Innovation Park, Watford, September 11, 2015, with Richard Harrington, MP Watford (centre), Michael Brooke, Project Development director Tigh Grian Ltd (left), and Jacqueline Schindler, President ÜserHuus AG, Hergiswil, Switzerland (right).

Director of the BRE Innovation Park Dr David Kelly said: ‘We have a chronic shortage of housing in the UK – we need to deliver 250,000 homes a year to meet market demand ... We need to find new and better ways to deliver and these homes are a step in the right direction. What is really impressive about the home aside from its affordability and sustainability is that it reduces end to end construction time by half ... This approach could really help us make significant progress with volume delivery.’

Our development of 48 affordable homes on the former Academy site in Alva, Clackmannanshire, using the Scottish Government's "Greener Homes Innovation Funding" monitored by Edinburgh Napier University, was completed in September 2017. The official inauguration took place on March 13, 2018. It is the first affordable housing development built to Scottish Gold standard in the entire UK. You can also view a construction video.   

Alva Academy site

Alva Academy site

Several future developments are currently under negotiation in both Scotland and England.

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