Chandlers' Richard Skinner.

Chandlers completes Eastbourne's first eco home development

Published:  28 July, 2011

EAST SUSSEX: Chandlers Mews, a pioneering eco home development in Eastbourne has been completed and will be unveiled on 4 August. 

In a novel interpretation of the relationship between builder and supplier, the site takes its name from the partnership between Ringmer builders' merchant, Chandlers Building Supplies and P&R Homes.

The project consists of five homes, one detached and two pairs of semis.

Chandlers provided 90% of the resources used in the development, from foundation materials to bricks and paving slabs, along with all the essentials, including sand and cement throughout the entire construction. Chandlers' specialist bathroom branch in Lewes provided all the bathroom materials.

All the eco homes have curved roofs which are covered in an organic green material called 'sedum'. This gives the impression of a grass roof and for neighboring houses, the outlook is akin to overlooking green hills, rather than red tiles.

There are also two solar panels on each house. They serve to assist in the heating of the hot water used in the houses, to help reduce gas and electricity bills.

Richard Skinner, Chandlers' commercial director, commented: "We have been pleased to work closely with P&R Homes on its Eastbourne project. Sustainable eco homes are increasingly becoming the future of construction. This project has been a learning process for us and we are committed to the use of sustainable building materials in future."

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