Affordable Carbon Zero Modular Homes under Construction

NINE AFFORDABLE carbon-zero homes that come straight from the factory floor are being built in Abingdon, Oxfordshire for Sovereign Housing Association.

The houses are part of 25 home development being built using Greencore Construction’s carbon zero construction methods.

The modular homes are built in a factory using closed panel walls and a hemp and lime mix insulation. Once they leave the factory they’re moved on-site for construction.

Construction at Springfield Meadow, Longworth started in May 2019 and residents have already started moving into the affordable homes. Of the 25 homes at the development, the nine affordable Sovereign homes will consist of six affordable rent and three shared ownership homes.

Carbon zero

Springfield Meadows has been granted the One Planet Living Global Leader Status by specialist environmental charity, Bioregional, who provide sustainability consultancy.

Ian Pritchett, Managing Director of Greencore Construction said, “A normal house is responsible for around 50-60 tonnes of carbon in the construction phase, our homes are at, or very close to, zero carbon.

“A normal home will emit around five tonnes of carbon a year, using this construction, these homes at Springfield Meadows will be carbon zero.

“If we start building things with bio-based materials that perform better and have low carbon footprints, we can start to make a serious difference to climate change.”

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