ECO-FRIENDLY people in Lache have moved into new houses with solar panelled roofs and rainwater harvesting systems.
The first residents have taken residence in Acer Court, a development of eight three-bedroom houses on Sycamore Road, Lache. A welcome celebration was held on Friday, April 16 where Guinness Northern Counties’ chief executive Carol Matthews presented a bouquet of flowers to resident Tracey Graham, who moved into her new home on February 1 and kindly allowed visitors to look around her house.
Like those of her neighbours, Tracey’s new home is designed to Lifetime Homes Standard and includes a fitted kitchen and a downstairs toilet. The houses all achieve level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and include solar panelled roofs and rainwater harvesting systems which radically reduce their running costs.
Tracey said: “The house is lovely and warm. My last home was so damp the children and I all had to share a bedroom. I can’t believe how much space we all have.
”An Acer tree, supplied by Guinness Northern Counties and Seddon, was planted to commemorate the completion of the scheme.