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Midland solicitors support sustainable housing innovation

A Midland law firm is playing a key role in supporting a revolutionary sustainable housing innovation.

Leamington Spa solicitors Wright Hassall is advising Mansfield-based SpineLock UK Ltd, which is providing a brand new solution for low-carbon, low-cost housing.

SpineLock UK Ltd, part of SpineLock Group, uses state-of-the-art, patented technology to build spacious family homes. The Advanced Modular buildings are constructed in SpineLock’s Mansfield factory before being transported to site and ‘locked’ together using the company’s innovative locking mechanism.

Not only that, but these homes include the highest level of energy efficiency and sustainability. Annual energy bills are expected to be below £300, saving over £1,000 per year compared to the average UK home. Lighting alone uses 95 per cent less electricity than traditional systems.

SpineLock’s carefully crafted homes are built in four modules at a factory unit on Mansfield’s Crown Farm Park. The modules will be assembled on SpineLock’s first 18-home development at Westfield Lane, close to the town centre and appropriately named ‘The Green’.

The latest technologies are used to provide the highest levels of carbon reduction. As well as being 30 per cent larger than other new homes in the area, the houses are also designed to be exceptionally easy to maintain.

Derick Wilson, CEO of SpineLock, believes this new method of house building provides a practical solution to the UK’s housing needs.

He said: “The UK housing industry is facing two major challenges over the next few years – to deliver enough affordable, quality housing to accommodate a growing population and to reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, all in the midst of an economic crisis.

“To overcome these challenges a new way of designing and building houses is needed.

“We want to revolutionise the UK housing industry and demonstrate that innovative thinking, new technology and working closely with local authorities, businesses and communities can provide a practical solution to the UK housing crisis.

“We wanted to create homes that people really want: bright, airy, spacious rooms that are comfortable to live in.”

Wright Hassall is advising SpineLock on all its legal property matters and Sat Bhandal, who leads Wright Hassall’s experienced property team, is excited to be working on such a creative project.

He said: “These houses are incredibly energy efficient and will deliver a high level of sustainability. Developers using SpineLock’s technology will be able to hit future government targets today and at prices that the market can afford.

“There is already a high level of interest from organisations keen to roll this scheme out on a bigger scale. This new concept has huge potential.”

For more information see www.spinelockgroup.com or call 01623 634983.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Joe Hewison .

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