Vector Homes and F&T Terrix host free launch event to unveil prototype eco-home at Salford’s Energy House 2.0

Sep 11, 2023 | Sustainable Development, Sustainable Living

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Vector Homes and F&T Terrix will reveal their first prototype home at Salford’s world-leading research facility Energy House 2.0 at an event aimed at those who share their vision for a greener, smarter and more efficient future in Greater Manchester.

Vector is designing affordable, energy-efficient homes with features including low-embodied carbon materials, infra-red heating, solar cells, breathable mould-resistant plaster and render, as well as embedded technology to provide smart environmental controls that efficiently measure and control the temperature, humidity and air quality in each room. Its homes are designed for rapid production and assembly. Vector is looking to mass-manufacture homes in a range of shapes and sizes which are sold as flatpacks to be built by a small team of people.

On the 21st of September the groundbreaking facility, Energy House 2.0 in Manchester will be opening its doors for this exclusive event hosted by Vector Homes, who will be unveiling their prototype eco home in collaboration with F&T Terrix.

F&T Terrix are suppliers of sustainable construction products for new builds and retrofits, working across many sites in Manchester from large high-rise buildings, including the recently completed, New Victoria Manchester that used Terrix Spray Paint and Plaster systems to housing developments and retrofits. 

This new collaborative prototype home within the facility features F&T Terrix Paint, Plaster, EWI Render, and Brickslips has been designed and engineered to redefine sustainable living.

Built within a chamber at Energy House 2.0, this prototype home will allow researchers to expose the house and technology within it to different environmental conditions, assessing the effectiveness and sustainability of the build.

Energy House 2.0 is the largest research facility of its type, with two environmental chambers that can test housing stock, building materials and green tech under controlled conditions. Inside these chambers, Energy House 2.0 can recreate a variety of weather conditions including wind, rain, snow and solar radiation and the potential to change the temperature from between -20 degrees to 40 degrees. The facility will play a key role in accelerating the process towards low carbon and net zero housing design.

Liam Britnell, CTO, of Vector Homes comments “The opportunity to work with Energy House 2.0 has been a dream come true. It’s a one-of-a-kind facility which enables testing for new types of construction methods. We’ve been very fortunate that we’ve been able to work with the team at F&T Terrix whose products fit with our ethos and quick build methodology”.

Richard Coffey, Managing Director F&T Terrix comments “We are delighted to have been chosen as the material of choice for both the EWI façade and interior surfaces. A fully breathable no cavity design offering multiple benefits combined with the Vector team’s design. In summary for me, a few examples, long long-term durability, energy, costs, precision, flexibility, waste reduction, healthier zone and naturally a sustainable and green approach.”

At the exclusive launch event, residents from across Greater Manchester can be among the first to see Vector Homes and F&T Terrix’s new home-building system, engineered and designed to redefine sustainable living. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and sustainable building materials, Vector Homes states that this home will represent the epitome of eco-consciousness, energy efficiency, and elegance.

During the event you can take a guided tour of the prototype home led by their team of experts, gaining exclusive insight into design concepts, eco-friendly construction methods and advanced systems that will make these homes unique with live demonstrations of how this tech will be integrated into everyday life.

The event will also offer a live Q&A session with the experts and networking opportunities with like-minded individuals, green leaders and potential partners in the field of sustainability and real estate.

There will be four sessions throughout the day running from 9.30 am to 5 pm, each tour should last 1.5 hours.

Register for your free ticket and learn more about the event here.


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