Golding Homes to transform disused garages into new energy-efficient homes

Golding Homes and McGregor White Architects have secured planning approval for eight energy-efficient, affordable family homes around Maidstone.

The approval from Maidstone Borough Council means three disused garage sites will be redeveloped – at The Harbour in Sutton Valance, Thatch Barn Road in Headcorn and Sheridan Close in Ringlestone – to create two and three-bedroom family homes surrounded by attractive landscaping and with enhanced biodiversity for the local community to enjoy.

The homes will meet the Passivhaus Standard, a leading international design standard to increase energy efficiency. They’ve been designed to achieve ambitious energy performance standards while providing excellent thermal comfort and lower energy bills for residents.

Steve White, Director of McGregor White Architects said: “We are pleased to support Golding Homes in maximising the potential of these small sites through high quality architectural design, which delivers homes that are fit for the future and creates neighbourhoods where people are proud to live.”

Tom Casey, Director of Development and Strategic Asset Management at Golding Homes, added: “Our new homes must be fit for the future, which is why we’ve committed to increasing the environmental performance of our new developments.

“To get planning permission for these eight Passivhaus homes marks progress towards delivering more affordable and sustainable homes and supporting Net Zero targets.”