A pair of 2-bed semi-detached houses in Caister, Norfolk, built using the patented Beattie Passive build system, have been Passivhaus certified. They are part of a 12 home development currently underway across three council housing estate sites in Great Yarmouth which are being built as in-fill developments to provide much needed housing.

The properties are designed to be the ‘council homes of the future’, cutting tenants’ carbon emissions and energy bills through reduced heat-loss.

The scheme has been made possible due to a change in the council house funding system in 2012. Work started in autumn 2013, with the remaining three bungalows in Caister due for completion this week, followed by the Martham site in July, and the Bradwell site in August.

The council is committed to meeting the housing challenge for our residents and it is brilliant that we are able to deliver these new, high-spec council homes, the first in the borough for 20 years. Cllr Bernard Williamson, Cabinet Member for Transformation and Regeneration, Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

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