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Dovehouse Court Almhouses

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Location: Cambridge

Brick Manufacturer: Ibstock Brick Limited

Brick Name: New Diana A5143

Architect: Mole Architects

Contractor: TBC

About the project

The scheme for Almhouses was purpose designed for Girton Town Charity with the emphasis on the construction to Passivhaus standards. Consideration was made to enable the timber frame to be fabricated from sustainable sources. The target is to achieve BREEAM excellent and Ska being irrelevant as the project is residential. The mortar used is Natural Hydraulic Lime which has limited carbon exposure the reduction in cement use within the project is another key factor.

Sponsored by Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC

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As Britain’s Brick Specialists, Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC unites the best in clay traditions. The Group represents seven of the most recognised premium brands across the UK and Europe: Blockleys, Carlton, Charnwood,, Freshfield Lane, Hathern Terra Cotta and Michelmersh, producing over 125 million handmade and machine-made clay bricks and pavers annually. Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to the most stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint.

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