The Mansfield Project

The Clients

We purchased the site back in 2012 with a view to building our own home. We visited the Self Building and Renovation show at the NEC to obtain advice about methods of construction and fabric solutions. We developed a close working relationship with Litecast and bounced ideas off each other. Armed with this information we established a concept with our architect.

Mr & Mrs R.W.


The Architect

We had a strict brief from our clients to ensure that their home was designed and built to a high standard. High on their agenda was to ensure that that the fabric specification was durable/low maintenance and highly thermally efficient.

Having dealt with Litecast previously I knew I had a point of contact to whom I could speak to about specification and technicalities.

With regard to the floors we specified the Litecast XT floor system for the ground floor, as this achieved a U value of 0.08W/m²K and accommodated underfloor heating options. We also specified the Litecast beam and dense concrete block system for the first floor, as this provided buckets of thermal mass and inherent sound insulation for the home.


The Builder

As a long term friend of Mr & Mrs R W I was pleased to be invited to build their home. This was the first time I have used the insulated panel between the beams and also underfloor heating so I employed a couple of specialist subcontractors;

Precast Flooring Nottingham  – Installation of the XT floor system

Screed it – Installation of the Maincor underfloor heating system and concrete topping..

The health and safety benefits from the lack of Stihl saws on site, to the lightweight components, sell the XT system to me. There was a cost saving in the floor its self (in comparison to beam and block, insulation and screeding) and the time saved drying the ground floor screed.

The work was simple enough and next time I will install it myself.

We installed the upper floors ourselves.


Please see below our installation videos filmed from this project

Ground Floor Litecast XT Floor Installation


















Underfloor Heating Installation


















Upper Floor Beam and Block Floor Installation














Thank you to all involved on this project

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