74 Rocktown Rd, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8LP


Resource Efficient House



Developed by Zero Waste Scotland

Gold standard in efficiency

A showpiece for renewable construction


McErlean Plastering were proud to be associated with the Zero Waste Scotland's flagship resource efficient house project and it provided the excellent opportunity to showcase our skills working with alternative materials.

Scotland’s Environment Secretary, Richard Lochhead launched the Resource Efficient House on the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig in Lanarkshire on 19 September 2013. The house is one of the first projects to be delivered by the Scottish Government’s Resource Efficient Scotland programme, managed by Zero Waste Scotland, and built in partnership with Tigh Grian Ltd.

Developed by Zero Waste Scotland under the Resource Efficient Scotland programme and in partnership with Tigh Grian Limited, the Resource Efficient House is a contemporary, three-bedroom home which has been designed to meet the then forthcoming 2016 Building Standards to at least Gold Performance levels. Built using Modern Methods of Construction, the Resource Efficient House is a proven demonstration of an affordable and flexible prototype which can be replicated by house builders in Scotland and beyond.

Every element of this net zero carbon house has been created with the need to lessen the construction industries impact on the environment. With careful selection of materials and inclusion of various green technologies, this house is highly energy efficient and affordable to live in.
Built to the 2016 Scottish Building Standards Gold Performance Requirements and working to the 2014 Waste (Scotland) Regulations, this modular house will showcase the principles of resource efficiency, with the aim of bringing a sustainable, affordable and repeatable family housing model to the construction market. The Resource Efficient House is an innovative project designed to put into practice low carbon construction methods to produce a building which is efficient to construct, use and deconstruct.

McErlean Plastering is committed to improving our skill set and looking towards the future of both plastering and render technologies but also to the entire construction industry as a whole. As the consumer market considerably strives towards achieving zero carbon footprint and the impact of the resource-hungry construction techniques are superseded we believe in using our skill set to advance the cause of sustainable construction. 

Mixing modern materials and application skills with traditional organic products can be just one of the ways we can reduce our impact on the environment through construction. It is this approach and our diverse experience which allowed us to successfully join the Sustainable Housing project. At McErlean Plastering we believe that working towards this kind of project across the UK and Ireland allows us to be at the forefront of techniques and technology to bring the best to our customers and add value to their projects.

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With 30 years in the business our work is our advertisement. Our skilled team are experienced in all aspects of plastering and building - you are in safe hands.



74 Rocktown Rd, 
Bellaghy, Magherafelt
BT45 8LP


+44 (0)28 7938 6989


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