December 21 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A new Norfolk company at the cutting edge of energy efficiency has just launched its first project with the help of a group of local students.
Beattie Passive Norse has begun work on a new housing development which will see 12 new homes built in Caister, Martham and Bradwell, working with eight carpentry students at Great Yarmouth College.
The development will be completed by March next year and will consist of a combination of bungalows, detached and semi-detached properties, some of which will be sheltered housing for older people and housing for people with disabilities.
The new build is the first project by new company Beattie Passive Norse after Great Yarmouth Borough Council commissioned them to design and build the new eco friendly homes.
Richard Gawthorpe, managing director of Beattie Passive Norse, said: “There is an urgent need for good quality housing and not only will we be providing this, but the new developments will deliver it quickly and at a low cost.
“The development is an investment by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and we are trying to encourage a local supply chain so in essence it will be recycling the public purse.”
Beattie Passive Norse was created earlier this summer after Norfolk County Council-owned NPS Group teamed up with Hethel-based Beattie Passive Build System Ltd. The company aims to bring energy-busting technology within the reach of everyone from housing associations and local authorities to self-builders and private developers.
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