How are the houses heated?

Nothing particularly unconventional. Every unit has its own combi gas boiler.

The government is planning to ban gas boilers in new homes from 2025, but we didn’t know that at the time we were putting our specification together, and gas was the most cost-effective solution for us.

We decided we wanted the most energy-efficient homes we could afford, so went for a “fabric-first” solution with the emphasis on insulation and air-tightness, with waste heat recirculated via an MVHR system. So although we’re going to be burning fossil fuels, we’re anticipating a 70% reduction in carbon emissions compared with typical buildings of the same size.