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Terraced house gets green makeover

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Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Education and also in Communities, Housing

Terraced house gets green makeover Terraced house gets green makeover

A terraced property in Worcester has been transformed into an energy efficient home demonstrating some of the latest green technologies that Sanctuary Group is making available to residents.

In addition to environmental improvements, the leading housing and care provider has also made extensive upgrades to the house on Infirmary Walk, including rewiring, replacement central heating and windows, and a new kitchen and bathroom.

Sanctuary Maintenance, part of Sanctuary Group, led the delivery of the works with the help of its dedicated maintenance and estate services staff.

The works have included the installation of both internal and external wall insulation, a specialist water recycling system, solar PV and thermal panels and a heat recovery unit. The effect of these technologies has resulted in a dramatic increase in the property’s energy performance, known as SAP rating, taking it from 38 to 82.

These measures will not only allow residents to live more sustainably but will help combat rising energy bills, prevent fuel poverty, lower water consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. 

The garden underwent a full makeover with the help of current and former horticulture apprentices from Sanctuary who planned and designed the layout as part of their training programme at Pershore College.

Continuing the theme of sustainability, the garden contained materials recycled from the original house including the bathroom suite which was used as raised planters and old timber from the house to create a cold frame.

Shaun Carr, Sanctuary Group’s assets director, said: “This newly renovated house highlights the Group’s capabilities when it comes to applying new technologies for the benefit of residents and the environment.

“Sanctuary, the apprentices and many businesses and suppliers have worked hard to make this project happen and it is fantastic to see the finished result. The savings associated with these measures are typical of the benefits we are delivering to our tenants across the country.”

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