Sewstern Self Build
Don Lee, an engineer with no experience in property development, planned to build his own home on land he owned in the village of Sewstern, in Leicestershire. Mr Lee opted for a modular build system, that included Jetfloor and Beam & Block, over a traditional design.
Explaining his decision to use Jetfloor, Mr Lee explained: “One of my main reasons for using Jetfloor was its excellent value for money, particularly when compared with suspended in-situ concrete or old-fashioned wooden floors. It’s also better for the environment as it will help reduce heat loss and lower my energy bills.
“The choice of beam and block over timber for the upper floors was driven by the much-improved sound transmission you get with a solid concrete floor and the design flexibility offered by the increased spans available in concrete.”
Richard Cooper, Director of HSSP Architects, commented: “Mr Lee’s approach was unusual when compared to most other self-builders who tend to go with brick and timber. But Mr Lee really wanted to push the envelope with beam and block and Jetfloor as it saved him money and is more eco-friendly.
“Technically it was straightforward to design and specify for this development, and though it was slightly unusual, we were able to work closely with Bison Precast in delivering the project to everyone’s satisfaction.”