Hastoe receives Craftsmanship Award

Hastoe Housing Association has received the Craftsmanship Award from the Norfolk Association of Architects for their PassivHaus scheme on Birdbeck Drive, Outwell, Norfolk. The award was given in recognition of the standard of craftsmanship achieved.

The scheme is built to PassivHaus standard, meaning the homes offer superior insulation and lower energy costs for tenants. Composed of 11 houses and four flats, the scheme was built in conjunction with Norfolk-based building consultancy, Ingelton Wood, and contractor, E.N. Suiter. The scheme contains two shared ownership properties and nine affordable rent.

Speaking about the award, Brian Carroll, Business Development Director at Hastoe said: “At Hastoe we take great pride in the homes we build, not just because they are built for local people who need them, but because of the design and components of the homes. We want our houses to be affordable in their longevity, and building to PassivHaus allows this, as the thermal retention attributes lower energy usage considerably.”

“We are honoured to receive this award from the Norfolk Association of Architects and we are delighted they have recognised the hard work that has gone into this scheme. Special mentions to DGL Quality Management, E.N. Suiter and Sons and Ingelton Wood who made these homes what they are.”


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For more information please contact Tom Platt on 020 8973 0437 or tplatt@hastoe.com

Hastoe Group is the leading rural affordable housing specialist and operates on a not-for-profit basis, with four subsidiaries (Hastoe Homes, Sustainable Homes, Hastoe Wyvern and Hastoe Capital plc). Hastoe owns and manages over 7,000 homes in southern England for affordable housing through letting and shared ownership. Half of
these homes are in rural areas. Hastoe works closely with its residents to ensure it provides sustainable homes in sustainable communities. Further information can be found at:

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