L&Q selects SMTS timber frame homes for Saxon Reach development21 September 2020
Housing association L&Q is delivering 225 new homes at Saxon Reach in Milton Keynes using off-site manufactured timber frames. All properties at Saxon Reach – ranging from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom homes – are being constructed using Stewart Milne Timber Frames’ (SMTS) pioneering system, promising a more energy efficient build and significantly lower running costs for new residents.
The new homes are engineered to be draught-free and generously insulated, keeping homes warm and dry, as well as dramatically reducing running costs by 40% – making Saxon Reach a more affordable choice than other properties in the area.
The timber frame homes are being manufactured in SMTS’s factory in Witney, Oxfordshire.
“We are proud to be partnering with Stewart Milne Timber Systems to deliver innovative new homes for our buyers in Milton Keynes,” said Christine Osborne, sales and customer services director (Counties) at L&Q.
“As well as significantly reducing household bills, offsite timber solutions are vital in addressing housing shortfalls in the area – allowing us to deliver homes up to 30% quicker; particularly important in an area like Milton Keynes that has seen significant population and employment growth over recent years. We are pleased to be offering local residents the opportunity to purchase a high quality new homes in this thriving new district, paving the way for future new builds in the area.”
“Our ambitious partnership with L&Q is not only reducing build costs for the Housing Association, meaning that the charitable organisation has more money to re-invest back into existing communities and other new homes, but is also delivering the highest standard of construction for buyers,” added Debi Lama, national account manager at SMTS. “We believe that L&Q is setting the standard for housebuilding in the UK, and look forward to seeing happy new residents on site at Saxon Reach.”Setting the benchmark for future homes, Saxon Reach’s timber frame properties form part of L&Q’s New-Build Homes: Quality Standard promise, a commitment to delivering premium fixtures, fittings and appliances as standard; at no additional cost to the buyer.