‘New scheme will meet pent-up demand for high quality, affordable homes’
A Tyrone construction company has confirmed it is to build a total of 58 new eco-friendly homes at a site on the outskirts of Dungannon.
Western Homes – part of the Western Building Systems’ Group which is a family-owned business specialising in the latest building techniques will spend around £6m on the new scheme at Derrywinnen Heights, off Bush Road.
The new timber framed homes will come in a variety of three and four bedroom semi-detached and four bedroom detached house types.
According to Shane Canavan of Western Building Systems the new scheme will help meet a pent-up demand for new homes in the Dungannon area.
“With prices starting at £135,000 these turn-key homes which are characterised by strong levels of thermal efficiency and acoustic performance are exceptionally good value for money. The specification created by our bespoke team of designers includes full internal and external turn-key finishes, triple glazed windows, composite external doors and solid fuel stoves.
“We know there is a strong demand for high quality, affordable housing in the Dungannon area. The location of these new homes makes them a sensible choice for those wishing to commute to local towns such as Cookstown or Dungannon or further afield to Belfast with their proximity to the M1.”
Timber frame construction is the fastest growing method of construction in the UK and Ireland and has been widely adopted across both the public and private housing sectors. It also accounts for about 75% of the self-build market.
Timber frame has the lowest embodied CO2 of any commercially available building material, while delivering up to a 33% reduction in energy consumption for large detached houses and up to 20% for apartments.
Shane Canavan continued: “Western has been a long-standing pioneer within the timber-frame sector – long before it became ‘fashionable’ and over the past number of years we have invested in specialist equipment and training required to deliver large-scale, high-quality fast track projects.
“The sustainable nature of timber makes timber frame construction one of the most sustainable building methods available. In April 2007, the government introduced the Code For Sustainable Homes (CSH). Since May 2008, all new homes have to be rated for sustainability based on energy use, carbon emissions, water, materials, waste, health and other aspects of environmental impact.
“A timber frame home designed and built by Western Homes will deliver a higher CSH rating, thereby helping to protect the environment for future generations. Timber frame has the lowest carbon cost of any commercial building material with every completed home saving approximately 4 tonnes of CO2.
Western is renowned for the quality of its housing developments and is well placed to developing stylish, environmentally friendly, desirable homes offering affordability to potential home owners and first-time buyers.
For more information on the scheme log on to www.westernhomes.co.uk