Yorkshire Post - Property
Developers ahead of the curve with heat pumps
A £5m new homes development in Bradford is being hailed as a blueprint for the future of a more energy-efficient UK housing market.
Ahead of the phasing in of a Government ban on all new gas boilers, all 21 of the properties being brought to life at Eccleshill will feature low carbon air source heat pumps.
It is a move designed to help Throstle Nest Developments overtake other housebuilders ahead of the ban on gas boilers in new homes from 2025.
Its development of threebedroom homes on the site of a former farm and riding school at Fagley Hill is being marketed through estate agents Linley & Simpson.
The estate agency’s director of its land and new homes department, David Waddington, said the development’s approach to energy would be the model that all housebuilders will have to follow when the gas boiler ban is enforced.
He says: “Heating in homes currently generates almost 17 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, which are responsible for climate change.
“While Government research recently found that 80 per cent of the UK did not know what an air source heat pump was, they will increasingly have a role to play in driving down our carbon footprint.
“Heat pumps are run on electricity and are three times more efficient than a gas boiler.”
Throstle Nest Developments is the latest venture launched by Andrew Mason, who helped create the award-winning Victoria Mills conversion, in Shipley, and Byron Halls, in Bradford.
Prices for the detached and semi-detached homes range from asking prices between £232,500 and £267,500.
For further details on the properties for sale visit www.linleyandsimpson.co.uk.