Springfield, Fife Housing Innovation Showcase, Dunfermline

We were involved in an exciting sustainable showcase development in Dunfermline in the Spring of 2012. The innovative project, a partnership between Kingdom Housing Association & Fife Council, involved 27 new houses which for three weeks in May 2012 became ‘The Housing Innovation Showcase’. The house designs and ground-breaking construction methods demonstrated the benefits of using these construction systems across mainstream affordable housing.

Forster installed Marley Solesia integrated roof PV tiles alongside Marley Duo Modern interlocking tiles for developer Springfield Properties on behalf of ‘Future Affordable’ who used a terrace of three homes to demonstrate how the 2010, 2013 Low carbon and 2016 Zero carbon Scottish Building Standards could be achieved.

The mid-terrace property, used to demonstrate how the 2013 building standard could be achieved was fitted with a 1.44KwP system using 16 number (90wP) PV tiles.  The end terrace property, used to demonstrate how the 2016 standard could be achieved was fitted with a 2.88KwP system using 32 number PV tiles.

The discreet, integrated nature of the PV tiles was a big talking point throughout the Showcase and demonstrated how the government’s stringent carbon reduction targets can be achieved through the inclusion of roof PV, without detracting from the appearance of the building.

“Our requirements were for integrated Solar PV to give the houses a streamlined and individual look. Forster aided us with the correct specification and carried out a professional and trouble free installation including the roof tiling itself. It’s helpful to have all the roofing needs addressed by one company and Forster’s have performed well again.”

Tom Leggeat, Director of Affordable Housing for Springfield

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