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New luxury housing development in the West Midlands.

An innovative service offering from SIG, a leading supplier of specialist building products in Europe, has offered a number of benefits to a new luxury housing development in the West Midlands.

Developed by Town & Country Design & Build Ltd, the four-home Becks Grove development – located in the Solihull village of Meriden – is being built with input from SIG.

Created in order to provide its customers with guidance on the most appropriate products for their projects, the SIG Technical Services team’s experts work with the client to create energy efficient properties in order to benefit developers, and ultimately, homeowners.

By examining each project on a case-by-case basis, SIG allows costs to be reduced by avoiding over-specification, while meeting requirements such as Part L of the Building Regulations 2013, which sets the standard for the conservation of fuel in new dwellings.

In order to achieve this on the Becks Grove project, SIG’s team of experts carried out an assessment of the materials specified and the preferred method of construction, before suggesting impartial alternatives from a wide range of more cost effective products. These changes were then qualified by the provision of an ‘as designed’ Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) assessment which proved building regulation compliance.

As part of its standard service offering, SIG will provide the developers with ‘as built’ SAP assessments and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) once the project is complete.

Speaking on the company’s appointment to the project, Carmen Hennerley, Business Development Manager at SIG said: “This project is a great demonstration of the value that the SIG service can offer. By collaborating with our customers we can identify the right products for the task at hand, and thanks to our SIG Assured guarantee we can also ensure that all of the materials specified meet the required standards and regulations.”

Joe DeMulder, Managing Director at Town & Country Design & Build Ltd., added: “We chose to work with SIG thanks to a previous recommendation, and we’re extremely pleased with the outcome. As well as offering an excellent service which took all of our requirements into account, SIG’s staff were polite and approachable throughout the entire project.”