Families move into new energy efficient homes in Eyemouth

Published on 5th June 2019

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.

This is 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.

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

The construction company Hart Builders Ltd have worked closely with BHA to build these new homes and the project has gone very smoothly and efficiently with the homes completed within 12 months of starting on site.

They are 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.

The homes were all designed by the 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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