Welcome to the Wyro Green Homes website.
We are a local Shropshire / Mid-Wales company committed to building affordable low energy and low emission quality homes that meet the highest standards in construction and long term sustainability.
Our current developments incorporate the latest technologies to ensure that every home has the smallest carbon foot print possible over its future lifetime. This is achieved by the extensive use of solar panels, air source heat pumps and other leading technological devices, all of which help deliver lower running costs and reduce emissions over traditionally designed dwellings.
We are aware of the rapidly changing trend towards electric vehicles and all of our new homes also now have the benefit of installed infrastructure for 7kw vehicle charging points.
We will continue to expand our offering of energy efficient homes and in the near future will be completing the second phase of our Brimmon Road development in Newtown which will be known as Valley View to highlight the stunning views of the Severn Valley. We have made a pledge for the homes on this site to be carbon neutral.....look out for news updates on this exciting development.
Wyro Green Homes........ why live anywhere else!
Bernard Harris, Chairman, WYRO Group
Evidence of global warming is increasing every month, from record breaking temperatures to the wetter weather and increased flooding that we experience here in the UK and along the local River Severn. At the same time, aerial photography evidence of melting icebergs and changing natural habitats across the planet has made all of us more aware and sensitive to the issues of sustainability, cleaner air and oceans and our need to reduce our carbon footprint.
WYRO Developments Ltd., based on the Shropshire / Mid-Wales border, is a joint venture formed from Wynnstay PLC and SJ Roberts Group who have been building energy efficient timber-frame homes for the last 20 years, but more recently seen the need to further improve our contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and focus on building high quality energy efficient low CO2 producing homes to help protect our local environment for a brighter cleaner future.
The A energy rating EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) category of housing stock in England and Wales is currently represented by just 1.5% of new builds and 0.3% of all homes first half of 2020, up from 1.3% in 2019.*
Our target is to make all of our new Wyro homes in the ‘A’ rated EPC category from June 2021. We also aim to complete our first zero carbon homes in the Spring of 2022.
*source: gov.co.uk, January2021
Grant A+++ air source heat pumps are used wherever local grid electricity supply allows.
Air source heat pumps (ASHP) are a sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuel heating systems. They work by transferring heat absorbed from the outside air to heat your home. Heat pumps work similarly to a refrigerator: they absorb heat and transfer it to another medium. Grant heat pumps are ‘air to water’ systems (as opposed to ‘air to air’ heat pumps) which means that they capture heat energy from the air and transfer this into ‘wet’ heating systems, radiators.
Air source heat pumps are placed outside in the garden area and should not be covered.
The average home in the UK emits 6 tonnes of CO2 every year and the energy used for heating, lighting and power in our homes currently produces over a quarter of the UK’s CO2 emissions (gov.uk January, 2021).
Our current Wyro Green homes produce just 1 tonne (approx.) of CO2 per year by comparison (Phase 1B homes, Dolforgan View, Kerry - December 2020) but our aim is to reduce emissions of Wyro Green homes to zero by early 2022.
Current WYRO Energy/ CO2 Reduction Initiatives
Good insulation is a key to ensuring optimum energy efficiency, so every Wyro Green home is air pressure tested to check for air tightness to help maximise heat retention. The external / perimeter walls of each Wyro Green Home are insulated with rigid insulation board wrapped in a breathable membrane whilst floor slabs contain a minimum of 125mm (5”) rigid insulation board and lofts are filled with a minimum of 300mm (12”) soft insulation.
ENERGY EFFICIENT WYRO GREEN HOMES WITH 5 % DEPOSIT
WYRO Green Homes is a registered developer with the Welsh Government Help to Buy Wales scheme.
All you need is a 5 % deposit and a 75% loan-to-value mortgage. The other 20% is provided by the government-backed equity loan from Help to Buy Wales*.
*Terms & Conditions apply.