Nottinghamshire based construction company Robert Woodhead Limited have launched a new housing product to tackle the climate emergency and meet housing need faster.
The “Future Home” is innovative building solution that combines modern offsite manufacturing with a fabric first approach to create a home that meets the 2025 building regulations, today.
The Future Home has already attracted interest from a number of Local Authorities in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire regions.
The Future Home has benefited from research and development funding from the D2N2 Growth Hub Business Investment Fund. It creates a home that produces up to 80% less carbon emissions in use, reduces fuel bills on average by £175* for tenants and the highest specification, platinum level product, can achieve NET Zero carbon.
It’s development has been over 18 months in the making with the construction company working with industry experts during the first covid lockdown to create the climate positive solution.
The Future Home will give Local Authority housing providers opportunities to upskill their workforce and tap into funding streams to bring projects forward at pace. The construction methodology will be up to 20% quicker than traditional house building.
Glenn Slater, Chief Visionary Officer at Robert Woodhead Ltd said “Our customers are making big strides forward and recognise the need to tackle the climate emergency while delivering high quality homes. The Future Home has been designed to support our customers in achieving their housing delivery and sustainability goals.”
“The launch of our Future Home offer is a central part of our Climate Action Framework published in April and our commitment to be a climate positive contractor by 2030”
The product was officially launched at the companies HQ in Edwinstowe on Wednesday 29th September to leading housing experts. It will help Local Authorities and Housing Associations in their transition to a low carbon future.