Earlier this year, here at Ploughcroft we were informed that we’d been nominated for a LABC Building Excellence Award. To our surprise, we had been nominated for the Sustainability Award by the local council as a result of our hard work on 14-16 Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge.
The project saw the launch of the regions first-ever Eco-Homes, as Ploughcroft worked to restore two of the last remaining homes on the historic street, returning them to their former glory whilst also making a number of energy efficient home improvements.
The renovation resulted in two ‘heritage’ dwellings, across three floors, with the extra benefits of modern high-tech energy efficiency measures including internal wall and floor insulation and room-in-a-roof insulation. The end result meant improving the properties’ energy performance certificate (EPC) from an F rating to a C.
You may remember the homes were officially opened by Lord Mayor Patricia Allen, during our Eco-Homes Open Day back in January.
Last week, Ploughcroft attended the glittering awards ceremony at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds, and although we did not win the overall award, we were delighted to find that we had finished in the top four out of a staggering 8,000 entries – a definite achievement in itself!
Chris Hopkins, Managing Director of Ploughcroft, commented: “As a company, it is great to see your hard work being recognised within the local community, especially for a project like this that is really important to us. For over half a decade, Ploughcroft has worked hard to lead the way in terms of energy efficiency home improvements, introducing innovative, new technologies like our Ploughcroft Eco Roof and the Eco-Homes at Sowerby Bridge are a prime example of this.
“The Eco-Homes Open Day at Sowerby Bridge was the perfect opportunity to showcase what can be achieved through energy efficiency home improvements and we are glad that the event was able to open the eyes of the local community.”
Ploughtcroft has also been nominated for a Halifax Community Spirit Award where winners will be announced on 9th July…wish us luck!