The issue of affordable, social housing is undoubtedly one of the most hotly debated topics politically and economically in the UK today. Specifiers and developers working in the social housing arena need to contend with conflicting priorities. On one hand they must design and construct homes that provide good levels of comfort for tenants at a reasonable investment cost, whilst on the other they must take into consideration increasingly stringent regulations (such as the former Code for Sustainable Homes) which stipulate greater energy efficiency and low on-going maintenance.

Real creative and innovative thinking is required to meet both sets of demands. Contour can help If you are looking for an architectural fabrications partner with these attributes and who delivers on brief, on time and in budget.

Our design and supply of an aluminium roofline system for an affordable homes development for young autistic adults, in Peasedown St. John, Bristol, is a recent example of our innovative approach. The system, which incorporates both parapet wall capping and an integrated fascia solution, delivered a sleek and contemporary finish to the development. It was and was selected for its exceptional weatherproofing performance, speedy “secret fix” installation system and low long-term maintenance. The product’s robust construction and durability were also key drivers when selecting a capping system. Additional anti-corrosion and anti-rattle features provide enhanced performance, benefiting both our client and end user.