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Total Group's affordable housing project, where we have successfully constructed 40 affordable homes comprising a mix of houses and flats. Our commitment to quality and sustainability is evident in every aspect of this project, from the construction techniques to the stormwater management system. With a focus on meeting the needs of the community and delivering homes that are both affordable and environmentally friendly, this scheme has received national recognition. Learn more about our construction techniques, sustainable stormwater management, community impact, and our award-winning scheme. Contact Total Group for affordable housing solutions that go beyond expectations.

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Project details:

Client:  Trivallis

Team:  Total Group

Type: JCT Design & Build Contract

Location: Llanedeyrn

Project value: £4,900,000

Procurement: Competitive Tender

Project Overview

Total Group’s affordable housing project, where we have successfully constructed 40 affordable homes comprising a mix of houses and flats. Our commitment to quality and sustainability is evident in every aspect of this project, from the construction techniques to the stormwater management system. With a focus on meeting the needs of the community and delivering homes that are both affordable and environmentally friendly, this scheme has received national recognition.

Construction Overview

Our team at Total Group utilised a range of construction techniques to bring this affordable housing project to life. The foundation work involved strip foundations, providing a solid base for the buildings. For the floors, we used block and beam flooring, ensuring durability and stability. The superstructure and floors were constructed using timber frames, a sustainable and cost-effective choice. The pitched concrete tile roofs, along with face brickwork, render, and cladding finishes, create an aesthetically pleasing and durable envelope for the homes.

Sustainable Stormwater Management

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we implemented an innovative stormwater management system for this project. Insitu attenuation tanks were constructed using locally sourced materials, allowing us to store stormwater during heavy rainfall. This approach not only reduces the strain on existing drainage systems but also saves valuable time by eliminating the need for a 20-week delivery time. Additionally, we incorporated Formpave soakaways to manage water runoff effectively, minimising the impact on the surrounding environment.

Affordable Housing and Community Impact

At Total Group, we understand the importance of providing affordable housing solutions to meet the needs of local communities. This project is a testament to our dedication to creating homes that are accessible to a wide range of individuals and families. By offering a mix of houses and flats, we aim to cater to diverse housing requirements and promote inclusivity.

Award-Winning Scheme

We are proud to announce that our affordable housing project has been recognised with a Considerate Constructors Scheme national award. This accolade reflects our commitment to delivering high-quality construction projects that prioritize the needs of the community, sustainability, and safety. We are honored to be acknowledged for our efforts and will continue to strive for excellence in all our endeavors.

Conclusion

At Total Group, we take pride in our ability to deliver affordable housing solutions that go beyond expectations. This project showcases our expertise in sustainable construction techniques and our dedication to creating homes that are both affordable and environmentally friendly. With our commitment to quality, community impact, and sustainability, we look forward to continuing our mission of providing accessible housing options for all.

The Challenge During The Construction Phase

Total Group takes pride in its successful construction development phase of an affordable housing project. This project involved the construction of 40 affordable homes, including a mix of houses and flats. Our commitment to quality and sustainability is evident in every aspect of this project, from the construction techniques to the stormwater management system. By focusing on meeting the needs of the community and delivering homes that are both affordable and environmentally friendly, this scheme has gained national recognition.

Challenges Faced

During the construction development phase of the affordable housing project, we encountered several challenges. These challenges required careful planning, innovative solutions, and effective communication to overcome.

1. Budget Constraints

One of the primary challenges we faced was budget constraints. As an affordable housing project, it was crucial to adhere to a strict budget while ensuring high-quality construction. To address this challenge, we implemented cost-saving measures such as optimizing the use of materials, streamlining construction processes, and negotiating favorable prices with suppliers. Through careful budget management, we were able to deliver affordable homes without compromising on quality.

2. Limited Space

The availability of limited space posed another significant challenge during the construction phase. To maximize the number of homes within the given space, we employed innovative architectural designs and utilized vertical construction techniques. This allowed us to construct multi-story buildings that provided more housing units without expanding the project’s footprint. By creatively utilizing limited space, we were able to meet the demand for affordable housing in the community.

3. Environmental Considerations

Ensuring environmental sustainability was a key objective of the affordable housing project. We faced the challenge of incorporating environmentally friendly practices and systems into the construction development phase. To address this, we implemented energy-efficient designs, utilized sustainable building materials, and installed a comprehensive stormwater management system. These measures not only minimized the project’s environmental impact but also contributed to the long-term sustainability of the homes.

Resolutions Implemented

Despite the challenges faced during the construction development phase, we successfully implemented resolutions that allowed us to overcome these obstacles and deliver a high-quality affordable housing project.

1. Collaborative Approach

We adopted a collaborative approach by working closely with architects, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders. This ensured effective communication, coordination, and problem-solving throughout the construction process. By fostering a collaborative environment, we were able to address challenges promptly and find innovative solutions collectively.

2. Value Engineering

To overcome budget constraints, we employed value engineering techniques. This involved analyzing the project’s design and specifications to identify cost-saving opportunities without compromising on quality. By reevaluating materials, construction methods, and systems, we were able to optimize the project’s value and deliver affordable homes that met the community’s needs.

3. Sustainable Practices

Addressing the environmental considerations, we prioritized sustainable practices throughout the construction development phase. This included utilizing energy-efficient designs, incorporating sustainable building materials, and implementing a robust stormwater management system. By integrating these sustainable practices, we not only reduced the project’s ecological footprint but also provided homeowners with environmentally friendly living spaces.

Conclusion

The construction development phase of Total Group’s affordable housing project presented various challenges, including budget constraints, limited space, and environmental considerations. Through careful planning, innovative solutions, and effective communication, we successfully overcame these challenges. By adopting a collaborative approach, employing value engineering techniques, and prioritizing sustainable practices, we delivered a high-quality affordable housing scheme that has gained national recognition.

Our commitment to quality and sustainability is evident in every aspect of this project, from the construction techniques to the stormwater management system. Total Group remains dedicated to meeting the needs of the community and delivering affordable, environmentally friendly homes.

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