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New homes save tenants 50% on fuel bills

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Published by Michelle Bloore for South Liverpool Housing in Housing

New homes in Speke New homes in Speke

Tenants in South Liverpool have moved into new energy efficient homes which could save them up to 50% on their fuel bills.

The 14 2-bedroom homes at Critchley Road, Speke, are part of South Liverpool Homes (SLH) multi-million pound new build programme which sees the first affordable homes being built in Speke for over 30 years. 

Built by Countryside Properties, the state of the art homes have been built to the highest standard, achieving Level Three of the Code for Sustainable Homes which means the homes are more energy and water efficient to run, as well as reducing their environmental impact.  All of the homes have been installed with photovoltaic panels which will again reduce energy costs for tenants.

Tenants can be rest assured that their homes are safe and secure too after they met one of the highest security standards.  The homes achieved the Secured by Design accreditation, which focuses on crime prevention at the design and construction stages of homes, a guarantee to tenants that their homes have been built with security in mind.

Julie Fadden, Chief Executive of South Liverpool Homes said “These are high quality affordable homes which meet the housing demands of the area.  We know that two bedroom homes are in short supply in Liverpool and we are committed to investing significant resources to build similar homes in the area, meeting the needs of local people. 

“The fact that these homes are really energy efficient is great news for tenants.  With autumn just around the corner, this will make a huge difference to their purse strings.”

The homes are part of the second phase of a larger regeneration programme, which will see over 170 new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership built in South Liverpool.  A further 28 homes for sale will be built by Countryside Properties.  For further information visit www.thinksouthliverpool.co.uk

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