Scolmore gives green light to UK's first Code Level 4 home

The UK’s first Code Level 4 Self Build Show Home - built by leading self-build specialists, Kingspan Potton - has been fitted with lighting and wiring accessory products from the Scolmore Group.

The brand new “Wickhambrook” Show Barn at Kingspan Potton’s Self Build Show Centre near St Neots in Cambridgeshire is a 2,780 sq ft ultra energy-efficient, low carbon home, designed as a contemporary barn.  Completed in May this year, it exceeds the requirements for Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes - the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes launched by the government in 2006 - which requires an energy efficiency level of 44%.

With its unrivalled range of low energy lighting options, Scolmore was the first choice by contractors, EBS Ltd, to supply the lighting solutions throughout the Show Barn, which offers contemporary-styled, open plan accommodation over two floors.  Scolmore’s Flameguard LED downlights have been installed in all areas of the property which includes a hall, lounge, kitchen/dining room, study, TV room, utility and WC on the ground floor and four bedrooms on the first floor (two with ensuite) plus a family bathroom. 

The FlameGuard system in Click Scolmore’s downlighters is designed to effectively restore the fire integrity of ceilings, and at the same time provide an acoustic barrier.  Once installed all FlameGuard protected downlighters offer guaranteed, long-term ‘fix and forget’ protection.  There is no need for secondary inspection to ensure that the seal is in place.  It is an integral part of the downlighter and requires no further action once it has been installed.

Switches and sockets have been selected from across Scolmore’s wiring accessories collections and have been installed throughout the home.  Each room features a different range - demonstrating the breadth of product choice that Scolmore can offer.  For example the smooth, modern lines of the white Mode range has been used in one of the children’s bedrooms, while the contemporary, flat-plate screwless Definity range features in the lounge. 


A striking effect is created in the kitchen with the use of three aluminium pendant fittings from the OVIA lighting collection which hang low over the central island. 

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