EQUITONE Specified For Eco Pod

Fibre cement EQUITONE [tectiva] has been used to create a sustainable facade for a low energy, timber frame modular building installed at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Innovation Park at Ravenscraig in North Lanarkshire.

Architects at Hoos, based in Glasgow, chose EQUITONE [tectiva] in Pebble, with its characteristic fine sanded lines, natural occurring hues and through colour, creating a natural yet unique aesthetic effect for the modular building.

Stephen Good, Director at Hoos, said: "We chose EQUITONE [tectiva] because it offered the perfect balance of appealing natural aesthetics and sustainability. Marley Eternit delivered the panels to our workshop where they were cut to the required size and fitted to the pod in our factory. The completed building was then delivered for rapid installation at the BRE Innovation Park."

The entire pod was manufactured off-site as a completed modular building in the space of four weeks. This allowed the pod to be installed on site in a matter of hours. It is being marketed by Hoos for use as a home office, garden room and even holiday home.

Katy Hunter, Consultant at BRE Scotland, said: "The Hoos pod demonstrates the benefits of off-site manufactured, potentially off-grid buildings. It is a demonstration building that is visited during tours of the Innovation Park, and can also be used for additional meeting space, if the Visitor Centre is busy."

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