Eco-friendly homes underway to test green technology

A former housing office is being transformed into two unique eco-friendly homes in Stockton.

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7 May 2021

Working in partnership with Vision Building Services, Thirteen has reconfigured the spacious building to be able to test out new and innovative ways, how we could see homes made greener and smarter in the future.

Located on Whessoe Road, the fully refurbished homes, which will include a modern fitted kitchen, bathroom, double bedrooms, utility room, private parking and gardens are expected to be completed in June.

The contemporary, energy efficient homes will have a range of technology, unlike any other home available.

Working as part of Thirteen’s technical development team and managing the project, Helen Rooney said: “This has been a great opportunity to bring new life into what was previously an empty building. “It’s great to be working with Vision Building Services, who we have worked with for many years, to deliver this project.

“We’re looking for new customers to take pride in these homes, who will be willing to provide us with feedback and data from the homes, so we can measure the effectiveness of the technology we’re using.

“These homes will be very energy efficient and most importantly there’s no gas in the homes. We’re looking at the fabric of the building, the low carbon building services and we’re integrating the renewable technology.

“These homes are unique, there’s only two and they’re in a popular location, opposite the hospital and close to local schools and shops.

“This full house retrofit project will give us essential insight into how we ensure Thirteen’s properties move towards our goal of being carbon neutral in the future and we’re looking forward to sharing more information as the project is completed."