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Minister sees how efficient sustainable housing can be

The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant, was at Great House Farm in St Fagans to see a private housing development that had achieved a high standard in energy efficient, sustainable homes.

LivEco, who specialise in building sustainable eco houses, have erected eight new properties and renovated the existing farm house at the site.  The new buildings each have highly insulated walls, energy efficient under floor heating, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and A+ rated appliances, amongst other things.

The Minister said:

“The development here in St Fagans showcases how developers can go over and above what is required to deliver new homes here in Wales which are as sustainable and ecologically sound as possible.

“I welcome the LivEco team and their partners’ commitment to championing sustainable building design. The Welsh Government has a commitment to long term renewable solutions and companies such as LivEco are key to developing the demand for these products in Wales and can continue to make a valuable contribution to the Welsh economy and to the Welsh Government’s green aspirations”

The development, which also includes Green Sedum “living roofs”, high-performance “burglar proof” windows and doors and a community electric car charging point, has created 30 jobs. Three of the nine houses have already been sold “off plan” with the other 6 to go on sale shortly.

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