Meeting the challenges of build to rent

As home ownership for millennials declines right across the country, the build to rent sector is forging a new way of meeting the expectations of young professionals that are spending nearly a quarter of their net income on housing.

With two-fifths of young people in the private rental sector and the average home deposit expected to take some 19 years due to lower earnings and tighter credit rules, the demand for quality rental housing that is accessible to millennial professionals looks set to grow.

The challenge for any build to rent project in PRS is how to bring a high standard of living for renters while also ensuring value in the initial construction phases of the project and profitability in the ongoing operation of the building.

Problems are similar for projects in PBSA, with student renters demanding high-spec interiors that create a comfortable and welcoming environment. The floor must also deliver on the ease of maintenance and longevity of finish crucially important in these environments, all while delivering excellent value at point of installation.

At IVC Commercial, we make floors that can answer this challenge. Primarily serving the build to rent sector with LVT and Heterogeneous Vinyl, while also offering Carpet Tiles, we provide solutions that focus on improving the wellbeing of tenants through design and function.

Through designs that foster a sense of belonging for all tenant profiles, as well as provide lasting comfort and practicality, we have the floors to create environments that build long-term retention.

Our build to rent products offer excellent value in the construction or refurbishment phase, as well as floors that are easy to maintain and hardwearing throughout use, helping operators to reduce expenditure on this important surface finish throughout the building’s life.

We make LVT, Heterogeneous Vinyl (commercial sheet vinyl) and Carpet Tiles in Belgium using renewable energy in some of the world’s most efficient flooring factories. Using a 100% European supply chain for materials, as well as featuring up to 50% recycled content in our Moduleo 55 LVT floors, we provide solutions made with the future in mind.

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Floor solutions for off-site bathroom pods for build to rent

Solutions for off-site construction

The popularity of off-site construction for bathroom pods in the build to rent sector is growing and as companies look to more ways of incorporating off-site methods to reduce on-site construction time and cost, we’re on hand to help.

IVC Commercial fast-fit heterogeneous and safety floor solutions have been successfully used on several off-site construction projects in bathroom pods for student and premium rental projects, delivering a high quality of finish.

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We’re the fastest growing flooring company in the world

We’re the fastest growing flooring company in the world making high performance solutions with the most advanced manufacturing in Europe. We believe that by finding out what’s important to you, we can bring floor solutions that are more affordable and easier to implement, while working towards our ambition to develop a circular approach to the future of flooring.

Build to Rent Flooring Heroes

IVC Commercial's range of LVT, Heterogeneous Vinyl and Carpet Tiles deliver solutions for a range of environments. But for the demands of the build to rent sector, our Flooring Heroes are ready to deliver. With designs focused on wellbeing alongside ease of installation and long-term function, these solutions bring value throughout their life.

LayRed 55 rigid vinyl for build to rent projects
Nomad brings loose lay acoustic flooring to build to rent
Art Exposure carpet tiles bring a hospitality feel to build to rent

LayRed 55

In modern wood and stone designs that offer authenticity in an all-important natural feel, LayRed 55 engineered vinyl flooring delivers in private spaces as well as public areas. Thanks to a proven click joint and integrated dual-purpose underlay, this rigid vinyl floor can be installed quickly over a range of subfloor conditions. Providing underfoot comfort and acoustic performance superior to regular LVT and featuring recycled content, LayRed 55 is ideal for the challenges of the sector.

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We’ve developed Nomad, a loose-lay acoustic vinyl to provide a fast-track solution for build to rent projects demanding the best in value. Available in wood, concrete, tile and textile designs that offer a chance to create individuality, Nomad can be quickly installed without glue in private areas. Providing 20dB of impact noise reduction and with excellent underfoot feel, the floor makes living accommodation more comfortable in a low maintenance, hardwearing finish.

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Art Exposure

Art Exposure is suitable for public areas in build to rent projects looking for carpet tile that can be used to elevate entrances, corridors and lobbies. With designs that bring a hospitality feel with the durability, stain-resistant performance and easy replacement of commercial carpet tiles, Art Exposure is made with 40% recycled content yarn.

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Build to Rent Projects

Our LVT and Heterogeneous Vinyl floors have been successfully used on PRS and PBSA projects across Europe, delivering a welcome, high-quality floor finishthat upholds value throughout the life cycle.

Affinity Living Trinity Riverside offers luxurious PRS accommodation across a mixture of studios

Affinity Living Trinity Riverside

Affinity Living Trinity Riverside offers luxurious PRS accommodation across a mixture of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments with 15 different layout styles. Including co-working space and lounges, Trinity Riverside serves the needs of today’s young professionals.

We worked to deliver affordable floor finishes that would uphold the high living standards of the project, while also fulfilling the need to maximise ongoing profitability. Across 11,000m2 of floor space, we provided LVT for apartment living areas, off-site constructed bathroom pods, communal amenity space, corridors and lift lobbies.

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Crown Place Student Accommodation

With similar ambitions to long-term private rentals for millennial professionals, Cardiff’s Crown Place student accommodation offers 397 bedrooms over seven floors, as well as social spaces including study areas, cinemas, dining room, gym and lounge with games and servery areas.

For Crown Place’s apartment living areas and bathroom pod flooring, a mixture of our LVT and safety sheet vinyl were specified by interior design practice, Studio Cwtch.

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Using nature to make us comfortable in the spaces we live

The principles of biophilic design are cemented in our connection with nature and can have a profound impact in making us comfortable in the spaces in which we live. Biophilic design’s role in the build to rent sector can help projects navigate the complexities of design for supporting wellbeing.

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Acoustic flooring from IVC combats noise in build to rent

Acoustic flooring solutions for improved comfort

Combatting sound is crucially important in creating an environment that meets the comfort expectations of long-term renters. Specialist acoustic solutions can help build to rent projects achieve excellent acoustic results, even contributing as an integral part of the building’s sound performance.

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Solutions with the future in mind

With IVC 2040 Journey, we’re committed to making the supply chain emission free and creating a closed loop economy for our flooring solutions. As we work towards that goal, we’ve already taken big leaps in reducing the impact of solutions.

Every action we take in the design and development of our flooring solutions centres on the belief that sustainability starts with delivering high-performance products. By extending product life in solutions that respond to the needs of customers, we develop more future-proof solutions.

But the story of product design and development extends beyond pure performance: we look for ways to make solutions in ways that are more sustainable too. From the largest PVC recycling plant in flooring to running on renewable energy and creating installation solutions that eliminate toxic adhesives, we’re going beyond flooring.

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IVC build to rent floors are made in Belgium with renewable energy
LVT wood floors for build to rent projects
Sheet vinyl tile floors for build to rent projects
Carpet tiles for build to rent projects

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

LVT collections reflect nature, while offering the easy installation and maintenance of vinyl floors.

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Heterogeneous Vinyl

Heterogeneous Vinyl collections are the solution for a stunning floor that’s easy to install and maintain.

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Carpet Tiles

Carpet Tiles are the solution for a truly unique floor that complements the spaces you design.

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