The Home for life project will show the way forward for housing developers in the UK, building homes that work for the occupants in an energy neutral way, our strategy is to create smart, sustainable homes on a small footprint, aimed at the fuel poverty market.
· To build a south facing 2 bedroom property from Structurally Integrated Panels (SIP), in a factory environment, with a 2 day site erection to “watertight”.
· The property will sit on a 30m2 footprint, with a mono pitched roof.
· Create an energy negative home and alleviate fuel poverty.
We have a blueprint to attack fuel poverty at its grass roots, the build process, for too long we have built as cheap as possible to meet budgets and expect those in fuel poverty to bear the high cost of living in these properties, with the average home on benefits spending over 30% of their annual income on heating alone, this is unsustainable and pointless. (Government figures state that 4.4 million homes are in fuel poverty at 10% of expenditure)
Fuel poverty is at the heart of all social ills, it disincentives large groups of people from an early age, putting stress on parents and depriving children of basic home comforts.
The Home for Life project is achievable at a build cost that is comparable with existing housing association build costs; there is no reason why this will not form the basis of future home building in the UK. Our plan is to build well, build locally, create employment and quality living spaces for those in fuel poverty.
THIS IS OUR HOME FOR LIFE, A HOME FOR ALL, CREATED TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIVING WITHOUT DETRIMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT