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Eco homes with £120 energy bill

Director of Property Colin Davison with the plans for the eco-homes in Clenchwarton.

Director of Property Colin Davison with the plans for the eco-homes in Clenchwarton.

Does a £120 annual energy bill sound like a tall story? It won’t be for two lucky families who could make their home in two new eco properties.

Freebridge Community Housing Association will soon start work on constructing two passivhaus homes in Clapper Lane, Clenchwarton.

Passivhaus, a building standard which originated in Germany, are highly insulated and energy efficient buildings.

There are just over 500 passivhaus homes in this country and Freebridge is looking to join the ranks with a pair of three bedroom homes which are to be constructed in Clenchwarton later this year.

The association is also looking for two environmentally aware families to live in the homes.

Director of property Colin Davison said this is an exciting development.

He said: “We have known about passivhaus houses for a while and the benefits of them. This concept is about how we make properties more affordable for tenants to live in.

“The average energy bill of off-gas areas is £1,500. Our target for these homes is £120.”

The homes, which will cost £140,00 to £150,00 to build, have to be south facing with most of its windows at the front.

A mechanical heat recovery system takes moist and warm air from rooms such as the kitchen and uses it on fresh air to heat the house.

To express an interest in renting the homes, email talk@freebridge.org.uk or write to the team in Juniper House, Austin Street, Lynn.

 

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