Ealing Council has appointed Rund’s Clerk of Works expertise as it develops new housing across five sites within the west London borough.
The five schemes will deliver 105 homes, with 70% available as affordable or shared ownership tenures. The homes have been designed to Passivhaus standards to help reduce energy consumption, aligning with Ealing Council’s commitment to delivering net-zero carbon homes.
Cameron Cappus, Managing Clerk of Works at Rund commented: “Passivhaus provides a vital opportunity to address various challenges facing the UK construction industry. Not only will it help the industry support the government’s ambition to reach net-zero by 2050, but it will also help tackle the alarming volume of those living in fuel poverty.
“According to the independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation, the number of UK households struggling to pay their fuel bills is expected to treble in April when new energy price caps come into effect. Therefore, now is the time for more projects to champion more sustainable construction methods and Ealing Council is leading the charge with its Passivhaus compliant housing designs. We are looking forward to contributing our expertise on Passivhaus standards as Clerk of Works, ensuring homes meet detailed requirements and deliver their high-quality promise.”
Our Clerk of Works team will be responsible for carrying out stringent quality control procedures across all homes, including ensuring various home designs adhere to strict Passivhaus standards. Passivhaus buildings have a low space heating requirement due to their high airtightness and thermal insulation levels, so each home will need to achieve a 75% reduction in space heating requirements compared to standard practice for UK new builds.
The five projects by Ealing Council form part of its pledge to deliver more than 2,500 genuinely affordable homes for local people during the current council term. The projects include Dean Gardens and Maitland Yard in West Ealing, and Chesterton Close and Evesham Close in Greenford. Two further projects, Norwood Road and Shackleton Road, are in Southall, with an additional scheme, Wood End in Northolt.