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Energy-efficiency and high-end style were the priorities when Heritage Developments began constructing a new eco-housing development in one of Exeter’s most exclusive addresses.

Holland Park is Exeter’s first ever zero carbon housing development. Located at the edge of Exeter Golf and Country Club in Old Rydon Lane, it comprises 40 premium properties made with exceptional craftsmanship and fitted with furnishings and appliances of the highest specification.

Each property is AA energy rated under the UK’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) regulations and all have zero carbon emissions due to their use of solar PV systems.

The construction specification for the luxury properties in Holland Park highlighted the need for energy-efficient products that also offer a striking contemporary style. To achieve these characteristics, the project’s installer Progressive Systems Ltd chose Euroclad’s VieoZinc warm timber roofing system to be used on the properties.

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A modern alternative to traditional zinc roofing, VieoZinc is lightweight, durable, quickly installed and has hidden fixings for a clean and attractive finish. It also has a durable coating designed to naturally weather, offering the aesthetic of zinc without the cost. Vieo systems can be supplied in cold or warm roof variants, providing sound reduction and thermal insulation specific to a buildings specification.

In total, 3900m2 of 0.9mm gauge, aluminium VieoZinc was used over timber deck, creating a bespoke warm roof, using 100mm and 80mm rigid insulation boards to achieve excellent thermal performance. The properties were given a variety of different cladding finishes including cedar timber, render and stone, creating a modern aesthetic that combines with the Vieo roofing to create synergistic visual appeal. The team worked to a predetermined programme of construction and had to work to strict deadlines to make sure the houses were sealed and dry as soon as possible.

The development’s unique balance of high-end style and energy-efficiency was recognised at the Michelmores Property Awards, which showcase the best of the South West's property and construction industry, winning Residential Project of the Year (40 Units and Under).

As well as being sold as privately-owned properties, two of the homes were later adapted for Exeter-based charity the WESC Foundation, as Satellite Landlord Supported Living Houses for young people with visual impairments to assist them in living an independent adult life.

Chris Curtis, Director at Progressive Systems Ltd, said: “Having used the VieoZinc system before on other projects, we knew that it was a highly reliable product that was quick to install. Holland Park was a large development and we knew that we could rely on Euroclad to provide good quality products to create the high-end style required.” Euroclad has maintained its cutting-edge approach to high performance, cost-effective solutions to remain at the forefront of the industry for over 35 years.

Euroclad’s diverse range of steel and aluminium cladding systems are available in a range of options and colours, providing great value products on time and within budget.


Location Exeter
Architect Zero Carbon Homes
Installer Progressive Systems
System Vieo
Material Vieo Zinc

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