Work is now underway on Phase 4 of Berwickshire Housing Association’s Todlaw development in Duns which will create another 27 energy efficient and affordable homes.
This is the final phase of the Todlaw project which, when completed, will have provided a total of 87 new homes. It is anticipated that construction will be complete ready for handover in early 2020.
This latest phase, again being built by Hart Builders (Edinburgh) Ltd, will be made up of 11 flats and 16 houses. One of the flats will be fully accessible for anyone with disabilities and the ground floor flats will have level access showers. All the new homes are designed with level entrance paths and wider internal doors making them accessible for wheelchair users to visit.
There will be six three-bedroomed five-person houses, eight two-bedroomed four-person houses, one three-bedroomed six-person houses and one four-bedroomed six-person house.
All houses and flats will have energy efficient gas heating which meets the ‘Gold Standard’ for energy performance.
Included in the plans is an area of ground which is classed as ‘meadowlands’ and BHA are looking at the possibility of joining forces with local community groups who may be interested in creating an orchard or perhaps allotments.
Although based in Edinburgh, Hart Builders are helping the local economy by using many Borders contractors including: A.S. Crawford Groundworks Ltd (groundworks), Scott and Foggon (electrical and photovoltaics), Blacklock and Douglas (roughcasting and plasterwork), Teviotdale Plumbing and Heating (plumbing), Ray Sutherland Roofing Contractors Ltd (roof coverings) and John Laidlaw and Son (scaffolding).