The Trust has purchased 27 houses in the town to be renovated and updated with environmentally-friendly features. Phase one developed nine of the homes this year.
The local company will advise on renovations, which range from mid-terraced two-bed to large four bedroom houses in various states of disrepair, into sustainable homes. This includes increasing the quality and energy efficiency of the buildings, offering an example to local landlords and home owners of environmentally-friendly makeovers.
John A O’Neill, Senior Architectural Technologist at John Hill Associates Ltd, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have been commissioned by the DCDT to begin work on the next phase of their ‘green’ housing scheme.
“Some of the houses are in relatively good condition and we believe would require minor cosmetic works and slight upgrading, whereas some of the others will require structural work and we’ll almost need to start from scratch.
“This will give us a chance to prepare some design proposals which we hope will build on the good work of phase one and be the next step in creating an increasingly progressive way of living in Doncaster .
“It is a wonderful project to be involved in and we are looking forward to getting started right away.”
The features include extensive insulation, solar thermal heating systems which use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water and air source heat pumps which absorb heat from the outside air which is then used to heat radiators and water.
Therese Kennedy, Vice Chair of the Trust and chair of its housing committee, said: “John Hill Associates ltd. is a highly experienced company and we are pleased to have them on board.
“We are keen to keep moving forward with our Trust housing plans as we believe they will go a long way to shaping a sustainable way of thinking and living.
“We hope to find tenants who share our values about sustainability and want to be positive members of their community. “