We welcome contact from anyone involved in research and
practice in this field, and are also happy to field general enquiries.
Case studies- Iron and steel housing in the UK:
Two recent projects that have used light steel framing in an
innovative way- Greenwich Millennium Village and Oakridge in
Basingstoke- have been examined as case studies. Some images
and brief explanatory notes are available.A number of historic
house types are also presented. Find out more...
Hi Spec: New house types for the English spec market:
This project investigated the use of light steel frame systems in
the design of innovative housing. Diploma in Architecture students
employed Ayrshire's Steel Frame system in their designs. The
research sponsor was Redrow Homes. Find out more...
Innovation and the English housing market:
The successful application of innovation requires an appreciation
of the cultural, economic and regulatory context. Research into
drivers and barriers to change, and the reaction of the house
buying public. Find out more...
Global application of a steel frame systems: Bioclimatic
This project investigated the potential for steel frame systems to
be used in a global context. Four 'bioclimatic' houses were
designed, one for each of the world's major climatic zones.
Sponsor: British Steel/Corus. Find out more...
Future research interests:
Future research will focus on the UK housing market. The key
areas for investigation include the marketing of steel frame
houses, consumer perceptions of steel homes and the integration
of energy saving technologies. Find out more...