Families move into new energy efficient homes in Eyemouth

The keys to Berwickshire Housing Association’s latest modern affordable homes at Acredale in Eyemouth have been given to the tenants moving in to their new homes.

The new form the third phase of BHA’s new house building at Acredale, providing 30 new homes and contributing to the much needed affordable housing numbers in the Scottish Borders.

Families move into new energy efficient homes in Eyemouth

BHA housing officer Tim Rennie welcomes tenant Karen Angus and her son Freddie to their new home

The project was shortlisted for Best Housing Award at the inaugural Scottish Procurement Alliance Awards in October last year.

Construction company Hart Builders Ltd has worked closely with BHA to build the new homes, with completion announced within 12 months of starting on site.

The homes include a mix of two and three-bedroomed houses with one-bedroomed flats and two ground floor three-bedroomed flats designed for households where a family member has a disability.

Each has been designed by architects Smith Scott Mullan Associates to be very energy efficient.

Because they are distant from the gas main, air source heat pumps have been installed in the houses, with photovolatic panels installed on the flats to help reduce the heating costs.

These homes have been developed in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and were partly funded by Scottish Government grant with the remaining costs met by BHA.

Angela Taylor, property director at BHA, said: “We are delighted that these 30 new homes have been built in Eyemouth to high energy efficient levels, and provide much needed affordable homes in the area. These homes are designed to a high standard for the comfort of the families living in them.”

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