The first sustainable, modular homes have been installed offsite in the Welsh city of Cardiff.
The nine properties have been built using modern methods of construction – to make them net zero buildings that are reportedly 90% more energy efficient than standard homes built to current building regulations.
Wates Residential and Cardiff Council have installed the homes, which they claim are much more airtight than usual, which will also save homeowners money on their energy bills and their footprint through energy usage.
The homes use both rooftop solar and electric low carbon heating to ensure they have a low environmental impact.
Councillor Lynda Thorne said: “Increasing the availability of affordable housing for people in Cardiff is a high priority for the Council but we also want to make sure that the new homes we are delivering are good quality properties that are as ‘green’ as they possibly can be for the benefits of our tenants by reducing fuel poverty and the benefit of our wider population, because it’s the right, sustainable thing to do.”