Wales’ first homes to meet Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes have been built in Bangor.

The houses were designed by multi-disciplinary architectural practice PRP. The houses meet both the standards necessary for Code Level 4 and are compliant with Welsh Housing Standards and Lifetime Homes.

Code Level 4 houses built in Bangor
Code Level 4 houses built in Bangor

The four bedroom homes each have ground source heat pumps and solar thermal collectors to generate space and water heating.

Each house exceeds the internal potable water consumption target within Code Level 4 with the inclusion of fittings and rainwater recycling that reportedly consume only 86 litres as opposed to the required 105 litres per person per day.

Each unit is claimed to achieve over 70% reduction in CO2 compared to conventional housing and includes the latest in sustainable design principles.