Zero carbon MMC homes development
Being committed to a net zero future and a strong advocate of sustainable housing development, PSP completed the development of its first zero carbon off site construed homes Autumn 2021. In partnership with Net Zero Buildings, the team delivered a new a development of six three-bedroom family homes using a SIPPs system and a fabric first approach to achieve a SAP rating of over 100.
In addition to the fabric first approach, the zero-carbon specification delivered at the scheme in Sittingbourne, Kent includes photovoltaic (PV) roof tiles, a hot water tank incorporating an air source heat pump and each home being EV charger ready.
The project was delivered by the team at PSP to de-risk the development through ecology, legal and site investigation work and to secure a planning consent for the development. Due to the nature of the site being located between two existing housing developments, careful consideration was needed to manage the planning process and community engagement.
The development of a totally new pod and panel system provides a unique and innovative housing solution that can be replicated for future projects in partnership with Councils and housing associations across the country. More importantly this approach to construction demonstrates measurable benefits such as speed of delivery, material savings and embodied carbon. This is really important as the industry moves towards a focus on construction impacts and building a net zero carbon future.
Particular attention was considered for the occupier experience, with low lifecycle maintenance costs and low energy costs being two key characteristics of the homes. Each home will generate more energy than it consumes and will result in the monthly energy bill for a three-bedroom family home being on average as little at £40 per month.
The first residents of the PRS homes moved in September 2021 and have been enjoying the benefits of the high-quality homes professionally managed family housing.
If you’d like to know more about the development and how PSP could partner with you to develop new zero carbon homes on challenging sites email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a virtual tour. We’ll explain more about how we’re working with Local Authorities and Housing Associations to develop new homes.