Lovell builds first zero-carbon homes for Bradford Council in UK


UK-based Lovell Partnerships has completed construction work on the first 12 homes of the 45 properties for Bradford Council at the Pavilion Gardens scheme in Longfield Drive in the UK.

Lovell has constructed all the 12 homes to level 6 code, the highest standard meaning they produce zero carbon dioxide emissions, of the UK government’s Code for Sustainable Homes.

The zero carbon home features the latest solar photovoltaic panels, a communal biomass boiler and high levels of insulation designed to make them carbon-neutral and reduce occupants’ energy bills by an estimated average of £500 ($814) per year.

Bradford Council and the Homes and Communities Agency have jointly funded the £5.6 million ($9.1 million) scheme, the first council house project in Bradford for 30 years, to help ease the demand for affordable homes. The housing units will be managed by Yorkshire Housing.

The remaining 33 homes have been built to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. All of the properties feature rainwater harvesting systems for use in toilets, as well as  water for external use via a tap.