Badby leads the way with new eco homes

MHDE-22-12-11-Eco-Dec64''Dennis Harrison out side the eco homes he has build, the ground heat source and solar hot water panels supplies 'house and two flats .
MHDE-22-12-11-Eco-Dec64''Dennis Harrison out side the eco homes he has build, the ground heat source and solar hot water panels supplies 'house and two flats .

A PROPERTY developer has finished work on some new eco-homes in Badby.

Dennis Harrison, from the village, has developed a house and two flats on The Stoneway in the village which have the very latest environmentally friendly technology.

It uses the Hanson Formpave Thermopave system, using ground source heat pipes which are permanently immersed in rock and water. It takes heat directly from the ground and heats the floors of the new homes.

Mr Harrison said: “Normally, this type of system would only be able to work with a very large surface area. However, this system can work on a much smaller area.”

Mr Harrison has also invested in solar panels on the roof which help to heat the homes.

He added: “I geniuinely believe that this is the future, it’s much more environmentally friendly.

“There are several advantages to this type of system. There is no need for gas and oil and there is the possibility of a government rebate for people who own houses with this heating system installed.”

He estimates that the house could well get a £1,000 a year back if the rebate gets the go ahead.

Mr Harrison plans to rent the flats out but will be selling the three-bedroomed home and hopes to put them on the market in the new year.