Underfloor Heating Keeps Sheltered Housing Green and Cosy
A new £7 million sheltered housing complex in Edinburgh offers a range of cosy and energy-efficient features, such as underfloor heating, solar panels on the roof and a communal gas-fired heating system. The Quarries housing complex, in Gilmerton, has flats with the capacity to house a total of 58 tenants, and was designed with energy-saving in mind. Scottish Housing Minister Keith Brown chatted with residents on Monday as he arrived to perform the official opening ceremony, unveiling a special plaque and touring the complex with Residents Committee Secretary Brian Pitbladdo, 62.
Brian told local reporters: “It’s certainly a nice place and everyone is very happy with their flats. All the technology helps keep the heating and hot water costs down.” Mr Brown added: “Older people consistently tell us they want to remain living in their own homes for as long as possible. “They have the right to their independence and it is our duty to enable them to do this with the right help where and when they need it.”