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Modern tiles, modern construction: Barratt and Johnson Tiles partner

Johnson Tiles has partnered with Barratt on new zero carbon concept home ‘Z House’ to show what is achievable in sustainable living.

Johnson Tiles has partnered with leading housebuilder, Barratt Developments, to build a unique zero carbon concept home – ‘Z House’.

Featuring six tile ranges across four rooms, the flagship project is the first new home in the country, built by a major housebuilder, to go beyond the new Future Homes Standard by delivering a carbon reduction of 125%, a breakdown of 100% regulated and 25% unregulated energy using heat recovery, low carbon and renewable technologies. The Future Homes Standard ensures that all new homes built from 2025 will produce 75-80% less carbon emissions than homes delivered under current regulations.

Delivering To support the project’s goals to use sustainable materials and reduce build time, a bespoke version of the UK-made Ashlar range was developed for the en-suite. Johnson Tiles’ typical bathroom products are 1cm deep. By reducing the tile thickness by 0.2mm, the company was able to cut carbon emissions by 20%. The thinner tiles also required less packaging and vehicle space, maximising the efficiency of the delivery service with 20% more metre coverage of tiles per pallet. This reduces the number of vehicles needed to deliver to the average new build housing development.

“We’re delighted to have been involved in the Z House project, our commitment to sustainability is at the core of everything we do and the opportunity to support the industry as we learn together from this project is incredibly exciting.” says Johnson Tiles’ Managing Director, Stephen Dixon.

“Supporting the project’s goal to use sustainable materials, each tile is manufactured to last the lifetime of the building, containing between 20 and 40% recycled content and delivered in 100% recyclable packaging.”

The Z House Project, an eco house at Salford University by Barratt Homes.

Johnson Tiles is one of over 40 partners from across the housebuilding, sustainability and technology sectors invited to collaborate on the project. Built on the University of Salford’s main campus as a showcase home to demonstrate what is achievable in sustainable living, it will be occupied and monitored to assess its performance, with lessons learnt shared across the industry.

Built using modern methods of construction, a mix of Johnson Tiles’ UK manufactured and UK stocked wall and floor tiles were selected for the hall, kitchen / dining area, family bathroom and en-suite.

Each room features tiles in colours reflective of materials and tones found in nature, including the award-winning UK made South Bank collection of small format, glazed ceramic wall tiles and the UK made Drift collection of wood effect ceramic wall tiles.

The Z House Project, an eco house at Salford University by Barratt Homes.

Z house concept home features:

  • Hall/cloakroom
    • South Bank, UK made slim format tiles in Whisper and Pewter
    • Kielder, UK stocked wood effect tiles in Frosty Oak
  • Kitchen/dining
    • Refine, UK stocked porcelain floor tiles in Pewter
  • En-Suite
    • Ashlar, UK made textured concrete effect tiles in Crafted Grey
    • Refine, UK stocked porcelain floor tiles in Pewter
  • Family bathroom
    • Drift, UK made wood effect ceramic wall tiles in Summer Shadows
    • Minerals, UK stocked stone effect tiles in Flint

www.johnson-tiles.com

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