Innovation Park @Ravenscraig

Showcasing innovative products and technologies

innovative products and technologies
innovative products and technologies
innovative products and technologies

Showcasing innovative products

The BRE Innovation Park @Ravenscraig has already attracted interest from more than 150 organisations that are providing innovative products and technologies for use within the demonstration buildings, or within the landscape.

BrickShield External Insulation

BrickShield External Insulation

The BrickShield product incorporates a Rockwool insulation board, covered in brick slips to provide a traditional brick finish. This external insulation is used in combination with cavity wall insulation on the rear of G1 and F1 in the Refurbished House to provide maximum thermal performance.

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Cellecta Tetris Floor System

Cellecta Tetris Floor System

In the Tetris flooring system, insulation blocks sit on and between standard pre-stressed concrete floor beams. The floor is finished with a structural concrete topping. This provides high quality thermal and structural performance.

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CoolZone Ceilings

CoolZone Ceilings

CoolZone ceiling tiles incorporate BASF Micronal phase change material (PCM) into Armstrong’s plain metal ceiling tiles. The phase change material encased in the cassette stores and releases large amounts of energy, reducing cooling costs and maintaining a comfortable temperature within a building.

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CLT Wall

CLT Wall

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has been used to create an internal feature wall within the Visitor Centre. CLT is an engineered timber product with good structural properties and low environmental impact (where sustainably sourced timber is used). It can provide dry, fast onsite construction, with good potential for airtightness and a robust wall and floor structure suitable for most finishes internally and externally.

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Elastopave

Elastopave

The playground area has a BASF Elastopave paving solution, which when combined with local aggregates creates a smooth, porous surface as an alternative to concrete or tar.

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Greenline Boards

Greenline Boards

Greenline Lining Boards from Fermacell absorb and neutralise volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. This improves the air quality in a building, improving the working and living environment.

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Mastertop Flooring System

Mastertop Flooring System

The Mastertop Flooring System is a polyurethane and epoxy based resin which is suitable for decorative or industrial uses.

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Photovoltaic Solar Glass

Photovoltaic Solar Glass

This PV sheeting is installed on the balcony roof. This material produces electricity for use in the home. The transparent material provides shelter whilst allowing UV light to filter through, enabling plants to be grown on the balcony.

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reAqua Grey Water Recycling

reAqua Grey Water Recycling

A reAqua grey water recovery system collects waste water from the first floor bathroom’s shower, bath and basin and treats the water so it can be used for toilet flushing. Heat is recovered from the waste water and used to pre-heat the water in the hot water cylinder.

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Reclaimed Timber Flooring

Reclaimed Timber Flooring

The wooden floor in the main living area of the Resource Efficient House was reclaimed by Wilson’s Yard. The floor was previously used in a sports hall.

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Spotmix Concrete

Spotmix Concrete

The concrete used in the foundation pads for the Resource Efficient House was mixed and poured on site, to reduce wastage. The concrete uses recycled local aggregates, to reduce consumption of virgin materials.

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Supafil Frame Insulation

Supafil Frame Insulation

Glass mineral wool insulation from Knauf installed using the Blow-in-Blanket System (BIBS). Previously known as Perimeter Plus, Supafil Frame insulation was blown into the Visitor Centre timber frame in the CCG factory.

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TimberTech Decking

TimberTech Decking

TimberTech’s composite material is made from a variety of cellulose materials and polythene. These materials would otherwise be hard to recycle but through the manufacturing process all contaminants are removed, so the decking can be fully recycled at the end of life.

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Val-U-Therm

Val-U-Therm

The Val-U-Therm panel system results in an airtight building envelope, using polyurethane insulation to fill timber cassettes. As it is manufactured in a factory quality controlled environment, it minimises waste and provides a cost effective solution.

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Wood Pellet Burning Stove

Wood Pellet Burning Stove

Heating within the large open plan, double height living space in the Resource Efficient House is provided by a wood pellet burning stove by MCZ.

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