25 new local authority eco-homes have been built in Dimmingsdale Bank, Quinton – 13 for rent and 12 for sale at ‘affordable’ prices.
The two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, have been built to meet high insulation standards, including cavity wall, loft and under-floor insulation, high efficiency boilers, high performance double-glazed windows and photo voltaic panels to assist residents in reducing energy bills.
The new council homes have been developed by Birmingham City Council’s house building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust with its partners, Capita, Mansell Homes and the Homes and Communities Agency in the Midlands, which provided funding through its affordable homes programme.
The Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy, said: “The handover of another phase of our eco-homes can now be added to the 2,025 houses already completed, or in various stages of construction under the BMHT banner. Bringing new homes to local people is a rewarding part of my job.”
The city’s 2013 Green Commission Carbon Roadmap* identified projects which will help to realise this ambition and achieve a 60% reduction in total carbon emissions.#
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