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Nine energy-efficient houses have been built on the site of a former petrol station on Durham Road, Saltwell – improving the area's housing offer and its carbon footprint.
Local people helped to choose developer, New Forest Construction, to build the homes.
The homes are some of the most sustainable in the North East. They have been built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 - the highest standard of sustainable living in Gateshead to date. The nine houses come with lots of energy-efficient features, including: • Highly insulated timber framework • Solar power • Underfloor heating • Argon-filled double glazing • Water-saving taps • Charging points for electric cars