Connect Modular was appointed by North Ayrshire Council following competitive tender to deliver six new amenity bungalows at Afton Court, Stevenston on a brownfield site formerly occupied by a sheltered housing complex.
The development, supported by a Scottish Government grant, saw the construction of two one-bedroom and four two-bedroom affordable homes in the heart of the Ayrshire town.
Afton Court is a tight, urban infill site on the corner of a busy road junction to the south of Stevenston town centre. Connect Modular worked hard to further maximise the amount of work completed in the factory and thereby minimise onsite works and associated disruption to local residents.
A flexible, silicone based K-rend render was applied within the factory as the final external finish. Cleverly designed cladding panels were quickly applied on site to cover connections and complete the external finish. The render was completed during a week of cold weather when temperatures plummeted below zero during the drying period but heaters were utilisted to maintain programme. These works would not have been possible on site and would have been further delayed by heavy rainfall the following week.