Maes Y Waen - Pen Machno

Cartrefi Conwy, in collaboration with Conwy County Borough Council, completed their first new build development at Maes Y Waen. As the first phase of a two phase rural development, 6 lifetime homes were built on land transferred to Cartrefi Conwy as part of the stock transfer process.

Maes Y Waen is set in the picturesque village of Penmachno in the Snowdonia National Park. The Maes Y Waen development is of great significance to the village, being the first new build development of social housing in 40 years. It will help ensure the community is maintained, safeguard the village school and protect the Welsh language and culture.

The six houses have been built with a timber frame construction utilising local supply merchants. The specification for this scheme resulted in the properties being built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 standards.

Cartrefi Conwy worked closely with Conwy County Borough Council and the Conwy Rural Housing Enabler on this development. The Rural Housing Enabler worked with the Community Council to develop and carry out a Housing Needs Survey and prepared a report based on its findings which Cartrefi Conwy used as evidence to support its planning application. This evidence also informed the local authority’s decision to prioritise this scheme for an allocation of Social Housing Grant (SHG).

Key Facts

  • Total Scheme Cost: £835,409
  • Social Housing Grant: £354,000
  • Start date: March 2013
  • Completed: February 2014
  • 6 home development comprising 2 x 2 bedroom houses and 4 x 3 bedroom houses
  • First phase completed — second phase to be developed when further need is identified in 5-10 years
  • This development meets the quality requirements to be accredited with the Code for Sustainable Homes – Level 4
  • 100% labour employed from North Wales with a local contractor
  • 1 full time apprentice employed on the scheme

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