Broadland Housing Association is working to reduce carbon emissions generated from the construction of new homes. Timber frame is proposed that will also reduce construction time, noise and dust. Properties are proposed to be brick and flint finished with clay roof tiles and flush casement windows.
Thermal performance will, as a minimum, meet forthcoming changes to Building Regulations Part L for the Conservation of Fuel and Power, using electric air source heat pumps and waste water heat recovery. Electric vehicle charging points will be provided if the main grid allows.
Landscaping will be used to increase biodiversity net gain by a minimum of 10%. Surface water drainage will be to soakaways so that surface water run-off does not exceed existing rates. Foul sewerage will be connected to the main.