Developers aiming to build new homes in one of the region’s market towns are putting their plans on show to local people this week.
An exhibition of the type and style of the properties which Esh Development is to build in the east of Hexham will be held in the town on Thursday.
Sketches of the proposed layout on the south side of Corbridge Road (A695), the site and an artist’s impressions of the homes themselves will be displayed, together with environmental information.
The development will consist of 16 Swedish-designed Esh Trivselhus homes, all of which, the developer says, have the potential to return zero energy bills.
The houses will be available in five types ranging from four-bedroom, two-storey homes that sit within a relatively narrow footprint with a detached double garage, to larger properties with extensive family living spaces.
Geoff Woodcock, managing director of Esh Developments, said: “We are looking forward to seeing people in Hexham on Thursday and to showcasing these beautifully-designed homes.
“We have been building this style since 2010 and we know that the claims made about zero energy are absolutely achievable – indeed, some households have received money back from their energy suppliers.”
Esh Trivselhus takes its design from homes which withstand Sweden’s extreme climatic conditions.
Each home has 240mm mineral wool insulation built into closed wall panels which provide a highly-insulated layer.
They also have triple-glazedargon-filled windows and precision-engineered joints between building sections, forming an airtight bond.
The Esh Group provides construction and construction-related services to the public and private sector.
It has an annual turnover of around £180m and directly employs around 1,000 people with substantial operations across the whole of Northern England and administration centres in Northumberland, Cumbria, County Durham and Yorkshire.
The exhibition of the new homes will be held at Hexham Community Church, Beaumont Street, from 3-7pm on Thursday.