Sep 21, 2009

Stewart Milne Timber Systems Wins Sustainability Award

Stewart Milne Timber Systems, the UK’s leading timber systems solutions provider, has won a prestigious award for its flagship Sigma® II Build System.

The Award comes following two years of research by the company in developing low energy low carbon homes, beginning with their prototype, the Sigma Home, and demonstrates how the company is leading the market in this sector.

The Sigma research project, which is shaping the future of the sustainable housing market, was carried out as an in-depth research programme in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University.   Focusing on understanding more about the key elements required for low energy carbon homes, the resulting Sigma® II Build System uses the learnings to create a ‘fit and forget’ fabric solution that negates the need for costly micro renewable technology and incorporates Swedish space stud technology, a first in the UK.  Recognition of this project by peers within the industry is an accolade which further underlines Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ sustainability credentials.

Gary Yeoman from Stewart Milne Timber Systems commented:  “The Sigma project was the first time a low energy low carbon home had been the subject of such in-depth research.  The results of the research have been vital in developing our new build system and in ensuring our business can meet market demand for more sustainable homes and businesses.  To have our new product development and credentials further confirmed by this award is just the icing on the cake.” 

Stewart Milne Timber Systems’ innovative trials were an industry first and not only identified the blockers to development of low carbon homes, but also informed the industry as whole and allowed the business to develop a build system which delivers on sustainability and low energy objectives.  The findings provide hard evidence to support and influence the direction of low energy low carbon buildings and have already proved influential and beneficial in enriching the housing sector’s knowledge and highlighting the emerging changes to the definition of zero carbon homes, thereby providing more customer focused, reliable and sustainable options.    

Homes For Scotland Home Builders Federation National House-Building Council Royal Institute of British Architects Structural Timber Association Constructionline British Board of Agrement Wood Campus Build Off Site Building Research Establishment WOOD FOR GOOD

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