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Another brand-new development in Nuneaton is complete!

Published on Monday, 17th January 2022

Raveloe Drive Houses

Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council have completed more new homes for rent.

The new site, named Raveloe Drive, consists of four 1-bedroom apartments and four 3-bedroom family homes all of which have been built using a modular build construction method. This construction method sees the homes built off site and then delivered to the site in modules. This dramatically reduces waste whilst increasing the overall quality of the homes making them scalable to suit our many different locations and housing requirements.

The modern houses pilot cutting-edge methods of energy efficiency and carbon reduction. The increased insulation and airtightness above current building regulations, excellent energy efficiency and lowered carbon footprint make these new homes super efficient, which also means a reduction in the running costs to anyone living in them, helping to combat fuel poverty.

Also piloted on the site are the use of recycled plastic kerb stones in the parking areas, which helps to reduce the overall site carbon footprint by using recycled material instead of concrete.

To encourage wildlife, bird boxes, bat boxes, and bug hotels, plus hedgehog friendly garden fence panels have been used too.  A three-metre-wide footpath has also been created for the enjoyment of walkers and cyclists.

Implementation of these new energy-efficient strategies will ensure that the homes provide many advantages including lower fuel bills for tenants, a lower carbon footprint and ensuring a safer environment for natural wildlife.

You can see Andy Cornaby, Managing Director for house builder ModPods International talk more about the energy efficiency of the new homes and design of the estate here.

Cllr Clare Golby, Portfolio holder for Housing and Communities was in attendance at the opening ceremony and said a few words which you can watch here

One future tenant had some positive comments to make about their future home, they said:

“The house is a nicely designed on the outside, when first walking in I was amazed at how big it was. It had a homely feel to it and the inside is set out well for a family with children, plenty of space. I thought it was lovely and I’m really looking forward to living there. 

“I am hoping with the new energy saving aspects of the property it will help us financially and enable us to use less energy.

“As for the wildlife walks, we will definitely be using those as they are right on our doorstep. It was planned out well to keep wildlife there, I’m hoping to see some out the windows.”

 Another future tenant added:

“I think they look amazing, everything about it is perfect, it’s a good area to be in and there are plenty of wildlife features close by.”