Sandtoft Provides Energy-saving Solution to New Residential Development
- Published: Monday, 12 March 2012 17:50
Sandtoft’s Cassius clay roof tile and 60 panels of its PV48 solar roofing system have been fitted on 22 environmentally-friendly apartments in Morley Bottoms, Leeds on behalf of Yorkshire Housing.
The £4 million regeneration scheme has completely transformed the Chapel Hill site, which was formerly the location for shops and flats dating back to 1908. The new development comprises 2-bedroom apartments which will offer affordable housing for local people. The properties have been designed to demonstrate high environmental standards and visually complement the architecture in the local area.
Joel Owen, development project manager at Yorkshire Housing said: “These properties are a wonderful example of the modern and environmentally-friendly home.
“From the outset we were keen to make the homes as efficient and environmentally sound as possible, while at the same time reflecting the character of the area. The combination of the Cassius and PV48 solar solution met these requirements perfectly. This part of Morley Bottoms has been completely transformed and we’re incredibly pleased with the finished result.”
Andrew Lawton, Sandtoft’s sales director said: “As well as offering an aesthetic solar solution, the PV48 is supplied as a complete system which can be easily and quickly installed by the roofing contractor. There is no need for a separate solar installer which reduces the number of trades on the roof and saves time. Furthermore the PV48 fits with any roof tile or slate regardless of the manufacturer.
“The Morley Bottoms development is a fantastic example of the flexibility of the PV48 and the aesthetic quality of the Cassius clay roof tile.”
The Chapel Hill development has been built through a partnership between Leeds City Council, Yorkshire Housing, Aire Valley Homes Leeds and the Homes and Communities Agency.
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