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Heating: Low quality Wales homes ‘pumping money out of door’

7 March 2022

Poor quality homes in Wales are “pumping money out of the door”, according to a government adviser.

The country’s old and inefficient houses are among the worst in western Europe. It means householders are spending far more on bills than they need to, and causing more harm to the planet. The Welsh government said it had invested £150m for renewable energy and digital technology to decarbonise social homes.

Through the initiative, it aims to promote how small changes such as insulating walls, draught excluders and monitoring electricity use can save money and reduce emissions.

Cardiff pupils to receive new children’s book promoting careers in the construction industry

14 October 2020

Primary school pupils in Cardiff are among the first to receive a unique new children’s book designed to inspire them to work in the construction industry.

Key Stage 2 pupils from Howardian Primary School will receive a free copy of What Do … Construction Workers Do? By Emma Juhasz. The new book aims to increase diversity in the sector by supporting learning and providing a more accurate illustration of the wide-ranging jobs available in construction.

Cardiff Jobseekers Score with Rugby-Based Training and Employment Programme

17 September 2019

A pre-employment course that uses rugby to support young people in realising their potential has delivered its most successful course to date, with support from housing and construction partners including national developer, Wates Residential with funding from Wates Giving – the charitable programme of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust. Wates Residential is currently delivering 1,500 […]

Delivering the promise: New Council homes for Cardiff

6 November 2018

The first new council homes to be delivered as part of Cardiff’s flagship house-building programme, Cardiff Living, will be handed over this week. Two two-bedroom homes for rent at Ty To Maen in St Mellons will be handed over to the Council by its development partner, Wates Residential, on November 9 th . A further […]

Wates Residential celebrates first completions in Wales under flagship Cardiff scheme

20 September 2018

Local residents and first-time buyers benefit as scheme tackles growing housing need The first homes built under Cardiff’s flagship house-building scheme have completed, marking a significant step forward for the project. The 13 completions are the first in Wales for national developer Wates Residential, which joined forces with Cardiff Council to increase the number of […]

Wates Residential supports award winning School Holiday Enrichment Programme in Cardiff

7 September 2018

Wates helps hundreds of children through Cardiff’s Food and Fun programme National developer Wates Residential is helping to combat the challenges of the summer holidays by running sessions to support a crucial scheme for children. Food and Fun is an innovative project which aims to help families who struggle to access healthy food over the […]

Wates Residential starts work on fifth Cardiff Living site

29 August 2018

Major milestone creates job opportunities for local residents National developer, Wates Residential, has started work on its fifth site to bring new homes to Cardiff as part of the Council’s flagship housebuilding programme. The work marks a major milestone in the ‘Cardiff Living’ programme, a 10-year partnership between Cardiff Council and Wates Residential which will […]

Wates Residential expands in Wales due to success of flagship Cardiff Living programme

1 June 2018

Developer moves offices and workforce doubles following partnership with Cardiff Council Wates Residential is expanding in Wales and has moved offices after its appointment as Cardiff Council’s trusted development partner. The national developer has moved from St Fagans to Cardiff Gate to support an ongoing recruitment drive, which has already seen the team double in […]

Wates Residential celebrates first homes snapped up under flagship Cardiff scheme

13 April 2018

National developer Wates Residential is celebrating very strong demand for the first homes released under Cardiff’s flagship house-building programme. The first twelve homes, located on the Braunton Crescent (Captain’s View) and Clevedon Road (Captain’s Walk) sites in Llanrumney, were released off-plan at the end of last month. All of them were reserved within 24 hours, […]

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