St Helena is to have an Open Day at one of its three new steel-framed homes, on Tuesday 27 August.

Opening at 10am until 6pm, members of the public are invited to view the home, located near the second hole of the Longwood Golf Course.

Housing Executive Andy Crowe said:

“This was a pilot project where St Helena Government commissioned local builder, Adrian Duncan, to design and build the steel framed houses in two locations on the Island. We’ve learnt a great deal from the exercise and this will all be used to inform the bigger project of the Half Tree Hollow Comprehensive Development Area.”

All three homes feature large bedrooms, a small outside patio and fully fitted kitchens and bathrooms. Each home has solar-powered water heating.

Andy commented:

“The cost of heating water is normally very high, but with solar power we will be able to reduce the cost of living for the occupants. Nearly all of the existing Government homes lack an internal hot water supply so this is a pointer for the future.”

People taking advantage of the Open Day will be asked for their ideas on the home. These views will then inform the design guidance SHG provides for its new homes. The event will also provide an opportunity for visitors to comment on SHG’s plans for the development at Half Tree Hollow.

20 August 2013

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