Barking Riverside

Code 4 Homes


Pinewood were asked by the contractor to deliver 64 environmentally friendly Code 4 homes to this groundbreaking high profile project at Barking Riverside. Each of the homes were built using a "Fabric First" approach and consistent with the Zero Carbon Hub Fabric Energy Efficiency Standards model. Wall U-values using Pinewood's unique QuantumTM system were 0.15 and roof at 0.11 U-value. Air leakage was targetted at less than 3 m3/hour/m2. The flat roofs were designed to carry a green roof.

Pre-insulated panels, with factory fitted wooden windows supplied by Westport were delivered to site with additional insulation added on site. Joints were taped including a vapour control layer around the floor zone, followed by counter battens fitted to support a service zone and plasterboard.

Roof trusses were assembled on the ground, fly battened to minimise water ingress into the building, then craned on as a complete structure on to the top floors.

The project is planned for completion early in second quarter 2012.