Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund - Holtdale Estate Project

Holt Park housing estate has benefitted from a major new ‘green refurbishment’ programme totalling almost £9m, part-funded by Leeds City Council (£4.69m).  The council has planned to deliver energy-efficient improvements to several low-rise flats in the Holtdale area of Leeds. The scheme's energy-efficient measures include new roofs, increased insulation, new doors and windows, external wall insulations, air-source heat pumps and solar panels. 

Britmet’s Profile 49 lightweight tile panel system was used in a large retrofit scheme to deliver premium energy efficiency to homes in the Holtdale area of Leeds. Due to the lightweight tile properties, and a 40-year weather penetration guarantee, the project provides tenants with warmer homes and reduced energy bills. In areas integrated with solar panels, Profile 49 in a 0.9mm anti-vandal thickness gauge was used to provide more support for the structure. 

The social housing decarbonisation fund will see around 630 properties in Leeds improve their energy and thermal efficiency. The project has included the installation of air-source heat pumps and solar PV panels to reduce carbon emissions in each flat. Extractor fans will be replaced with environmentally-friendly mechanical ventilation systems, whilst internal and external insulation will be fitted throughout each property. 

  • Installation of air source heat pumps and solar PV panels to reduce carbon emission in each property.
  • Replacement of ventilation system, replacement of extractor fans with environmentally friendly mechanical ventilation systems. 
  • The project will also include an upgrade of lighting in all flats for environmentally-friendly LED fittings.
  • Fitting internal and external insulation throughout each property, including high-performance windows and external doors. 

This project will not only provide the residents living in the Holtdale estate with several significant building and environmental improvements but also implement a warmer residential block through improved heating and hot water systems and see a reduction in the fuel bills. 

The list below are the areas the residents will benefit from: 

  • Achieve up to a 70% reduction in energy bills for each home 
  • Carbon emission is heavily reduced across all properties 
  • Aiming to achieve a C or above rate once energy efficiency (SAP rating) is improved. 

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member of environment and housing said: “Ensuring residents have a warm and safe home that they can afford to heat is a priority for the council, especially given the rising costs of energy bills that many people are facing this year; and this project will help to achieve that.“

Britmet manufacture anti-vandal tiles that are suitable for projects that require durability whilst still offering the aesthetics and characteristics of traditional British profiles. For more information about our products, please speak to a member of our team by calling 01295 250998 or emailing

Date Posted: 6th July 2022

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