New energy efficient homes will utilise solar thermal panels

A new property development in Hounslow will provide green living to residents.

Worth £5.8 million the development offers 41 new energy efficient homes. Housing solutions specialist, Lovell, will build the homes to Level Four of the Code for Sustainable Homes standard, allowing tenants and owners to have reduced energy costs.

The four-storey build in Heston will include 19 homes for affordable rent, five for intermediate rent through Hounslow Homes and 17 properties for sale.

To ensure that the properties are the required 44 per cent energy efficient above current Building Regulations, solar thermal panels will be installed to the south-east and south-west facing roofs, which will provide hot water to each resident.

Bernadette O’Shea, chief executive of Hounslow Homes, said: “The partnership between Hounslow Homes, London Borough of Hounslow and Lovell to build 41 new, energy efficient and sustainable homes is exactly what the borough needs.

“These homes will reduce energy bills for future residents and provide much-needed homes in this area of the borough. We are thrilled to be a part of this project.”

Construction work on the year-long development is set to start in March 2011.

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