Pictured are council representatives with representatives from partner organisations involved in the Future Homes site

First Future Homes project is underway!

The first Future Homes project as part of our Bolsover Homes scheme has got underway.

Following the governmental gas and oil boiler ban as the UK commit to reducing CO2 emissions, the Future Homes development will create 19 entirely electric houses at the Woodlands in Whaley Thorns, which will meet the new governments sustainability standards which are due to be implemented in 2025, today.

The site forms part of our four-year partnership with Robert Woodhead Ltd which will see the Future Homes programme aim to produce houses with a faster completion, using a fabric first approach providing lower energy bills for tenants. The construction will involve timber frame materials, SIP panels and air source heat pumps for heating.

Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Sandra Peake said, “I’m really pleased to see work progressing and hopefully within the next year the bungalows and housing will be available and ready for people to move in to. The properties will be a great asset to Whaley Thorns and we will be monitoring the progress and build very closely to see if this modern method of construction is the way forward.

“There are not many Council’s doing what we are doing in terms of house building and we have already seen the benefits new council homes can bring to local communities so we will continue with our Bolsover Homes scheme and provide good quality properties in areas of need.”

Tackling fuel poverty and encouraging the delivery of high-standard but low carbon and energy efficient homes whilst helping meet our goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2025 is something which we are working closely in partnership with Robert Woodhead Ltd.

The construction of the Future Homes will be up to 20% quicker than traditional house buildings due to the use of timber frames. This housing development on the Woodlands will be designed to achieve 80% less carbon emissions than current building regulations allow. 

David Pearson, Bolsover Framework Manager commented, “It’s exciting to finally be launching the Future Homes initiative. As a company, we’re very proud to already be meeting future building regulations and to be contributing towards a more sustainable future in construction.”

Please see a feature on this project through our Bolsover TV channel.


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