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Minister visits housing project in Conwy that supports Welsh timber industry

Environment Minister, John Griffiths, has visited a housing project in Dolwyddelan, Conwy, to see affordable homes built from Welsh timber.
Thursday 15 November 2012

Tai Fforddiadwy, Glan Gors in Dolwyddelan is a Welsh Government funded housing scheme to build four new homes in the area. The Minister visited the three bedroomed properties that have been built using the Ty Unnos Modular system.

Ty Unnos Modular uses Welsh grown softwood to construct timber framed housing for self or assisted build.

The Minister said:

“This system of house building is a perfect example of using sustainable development to improve people’s lives. Using Welsh wood in this way enables us to responsibly manage our natural resources, support the economy through job creation and provide affordable housing.

“It was interesting to see that these homes include built-in heat recovery systems with solar panels to supplement water heating. Tenants will benefit from small bills whilst contributing to the Welsh Government targets to reduce emissions.”

The houses formed part of a pilot programme testing the higher standards of Meeting Level 4 and 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.  Following an initial report more detailed analysis of performance including, for some of the schemes, on-site energy monitoring is underway.

 

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