North Kesteven council completes first ‘curvy houses’

The first flexible, changeable and curvy council houses have been completed by North Kesteven District Council.

The council, which has already been the first to build straw houses for its tenants, took on the project in Ruskington to meet the changing bedroom needs of residents.

Photo: NKDC

Photo: NKDC

The 13 properties in Ruskington were designed by Chaplain Farrant and built by D Brown Builders, and they are easily altered by sub-dividing rooms.

The handover from the contractor to the district council took place on October 13, after 10 months of works.

The development is mix of two bungalows and 11 houses at an affordable rent. They were built on the site of a former sheltered housing scheme.

The curvy homes are built to Code 3 and to North Kesteven’s own NK Fabric First, which ensures new build properties are built to exceptionally high insulation standards with the objective of minimising tenant energy usage.

Photo: NKDC

Photo: NKDC

Cllr Stewart Ogden, NKDC Executive Board Member for Housing, said: “The scheme was built without government funding and demonstrates North Kesteven’s commitment to building 500 new homes over the next 10 years.

“We have around 1,000 people in North Kesteven on the Housing Waiting List, therefore building such high-quality new affordable housing is a high priority for this Council.”