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MSP Visits Dormont

The Conservative spokesperson for housing visited Dormont Estate in Dumfriesshire this week to discuss energy efficiency in privately rented housing. Graham Simpson MSP was shown three houses on the estate. The first was a traditional farmhouse which the estate has decided to sell due to the cost and difficulty in bringing it up to a good standard for repair and efficiency. The second was a semi-detached cottage which has benefited from previous grant schemes which allowed the estate to externally insulate and double glaze. The final property that the MSP was shown was a Passivhaus standard property built under the Rural Homes for Rent scheme. This final property is highly energy efficiency and needs no heating. Scottish Land & Estates hopes Mr Simpson, left with a greater understanding of typical rural privately let properties and the potential consequences of any new energy efficiency standard. We also hope he was inspired by seeing a Passivhaus and speaking to the tenants who have very a very high quality home and low energy bills. 

 

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