Flats built using eco-friendly materials and technology

Bramall Construction is building a block of eight flats using environmentally-friendly materials and carbon reducing technology.

The new build flats are being constructed at Cumberland Street in Macclesfield as part of an £850,000 contract for Cheshire Peaks & Plains Housing Trust.

Bramall aims to reduce carbon emissions by up to 44 per cent per property and help residents reduce their annual household bills when they move into the properties in October this year.

The design includes the installation of ventilation systems designed to cut down on traffic noise, the inclusion of photovoltaic panels to generate electricity, improved insulation in the walls, floors and roof, energy efficient boilers and a timber framed structure with brick cladding sympathetic to the local area.

Tenants will also benefit from water saving features in kitchens and bathrooms. The new flats will achieve Level 4 under the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Bramall's Design Manager Arthur Hallworth said: "We have embraced carbon reducing eco technologies as part of this project and have used more modern versions of Victorian features to allow the development to fit in with its surroundings in Macclesfield."

"It is an exciting project as we believe we are the first in the Keepmoat group to use this technology in flats rather than just houses and hope to utilise the experience we have gained to benefit other clients in future."

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