The Accessible Affordable Homes Built with Energy Efficiency in Mind
Angus Housing Association has announced it has delivered 14 new affordable homes in Brechin, Scotland. How have these homes been built with energy efficiency in mind?

The development comprises a mix of four wheelchair-accessible bungalows, six three-bedroom semi-detached houses, and four one-bedroom flats. The homes have been developed in partnership with Scotia Homes and are located at the new Brechin West site.

The homes are addressing the shortage of suitable wheelchair-accessible properties 

With energy efficiency in mind, the homes have been designed to be insulated and have air-source heat pumps helping to reduce household energy bills and the carbon footprint.

The development has been funded in part through the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

Angus Housing Association has revealed that the first phase of the development that welcomed new tenants, was the 4 wheelchair-accessible bungalows.

These properties are specially designed to meet tenant’s current and future needs, allowing them to feel settled and secure in their new homes, and have gone some way to addressing the shortage of suitable wheelchair-accessible properties in the area.

Building affordable homes is crucial to addressing the current housing crisis

Gail Robertson, Chief Executive of Angus Housing Association explained that seeing more accessible properties built in the area is fundamental in providing much-needed support: “We are delighted that we have been able to build these as it provides an increase in supply of housing suitable for people with disabilities.”

Continuing, Gail added: “We are also providing family-sized homes to help alleviate overcrowding and homelessness in a local community that has been dealing with the aftermath of severe flooding last year.”

Once again it has been a pleasure to work with Scotia who have delivered high-quality homes for our tenants.

Affordable homes that have energy efficiency at the heart of them, whilst also ensuring that they’re accessible are key to meeting the current housing demand and supporting communities in the best way possible.