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.

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