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Melius Homes net zero energy retrofit project in Nottingham amongst just 17 exemplary schemes from around the world being showcased as part of the UKGBC COP26 Build Better New exhibition.


Explore an immersive virtual reality exhibition to discover international projects offering solutions to the climate crisis. Accessible globally from a laptop, tablet or mobile device, this exhibition invites everyone to learn about innovative and sustainable ideas for buildings, cities and infrastructure that are having a positive impact on people’s lives.


To view the exhibition




This time Melius Homes secures a place on Procure Plus framework for the installation of low and zero carbon technologies including air source and ground heat pumps




Melius Homes secures a place on Procure Plus framework for new build housing for homes built using Modern Methods of Construction.




Melius Homes secures a place on the National Framework Partner new build housing framework for homes built using Modern Methods of Construction.




We welcome expressions of interest for the design, supply and installation of new LED lighting to replace existing flourescent and halogen fittings at our new factory space in Nottingham.


Anticipated contract value range is between £25,000-£40,000


If you are interesting in bidding for these works please request details by sending an email referencing NEW LED LIGHTING WORKS to


Latest date for submission of EOI is Friday 27th March 2020


BEST INNOVATION 2019 Award Winner


We are delighted to have received the prestigious Construction News Best Innovation award 2019.


The awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel was a celebration of the many great things that the construction and housebuilding sector is doing.


Challenging the status quo is the key to unlocking the full potential of our industry and is at the heart of our business.


155 Home Energiesprong Scheme progressing


Following the successful delivery of a 10 home pilot scheme,

Melius Homes has been appointed by Nottingham City Homes to deliver whole house retrofit to a further 155 homes using the net zero energy Energiesprong approach.


The works includes installing a completely new, highly insulated, external envelope using offsite fabricated advanced timber panels, along with highly efficient renewable energy systems to deliver assured performance low energy homes.


Works are progressing well on site with the first panels manufactured and successfully installed.


If you're interested in finding out more about this ground breaking project drop us a line on




Ashden Awards 2019 Sustainable Buildings Winner


Winning the Ashden Award for Sustainable Buildings is a huge achievement and we are very proud of everyone involved in driving change through the implementation of the Energiesprong approach to net zero energy homes.



Assured Performance Homes pilot project completed


Our team has done a great job, working in collaboration with

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and Studio Partington, in delivering the assured performance homes pilot project on the award winning Derwenthorpe Development in York.


To see a short film follow link



Energy Efficiency East Midlands Awards 2019 Winner


The Energy Efficiency Awards recognises excellent Energy Efficiency Schemes and encourages best practice to improve UK housing stock.


We are very pleased that our NCH2050 Homes project picked up this award.


Work starts in York with Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

Melius Homes has commenced site operations on an exciting project working with Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust on the Derwenthorpe Development in York.


Rob Lambe, Melius Homes Managing Director, said "We are very pleased to be working with Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust to deliver an innovative approach to building new homes. The new townhouses, designed by Studio Partington for sustainable greener living, are being built using a highly engineered timber cassette system incorporating optimum use of renewable energy, including battery storage, to deliver assured low energy bills for homeowners.

View timelapse of First Energiesprong Project in UK


To view timelapse film











Nottingham City Homes NCH2050 Energiesprong project has been awarded the coverted prize of UKHA2018 Innovation of the Year (over 12000 homes)


Rob Lambe, Melius Homes Managing Director, said “Winning such a prestigious award for the NCH 2050 Homes project, up against really strong competition, is a resounding endorsement of what can be achieved with a radical transformational approach to improving our existing housing stock. We are very proud of the project and delighted with the UKHA 2018 Innovation of the Year Award”


This project was delivered in collaboration with our partners Studio Partington, Viridian Solar, Aereco and Local Homes and we acknowledge and thank them for their significant input.


To view a 2 minute film about the project:



Giving home energy efficiency a Stamp Duty nudge

Unless we create real consumer demand for home energy improvements all other policy initiatives will be either very expensive or require strong (and brave) legislation.  An alternative / precursor could be a behavioural nudge at a critical decision point (a house purchase) with the specific intent to influence purchase price. 


Nudging Stamp Duty up / down based on the homes energy rating can be revenue neutral to HM Treasury, and it can be introduced progressively to avoid a backlash. Nearly all the mechanisms already exist. 


The deeper you probe the better it looks. 


For questions or comments please email: or use LinkedIn.



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First in the UK


Working in partnership with Nottingham City Homes, Melius Homes are delivering the first Energiesprong project in the UK.


Energiesprong is a transformational approach to delivering better homes.


Listen to what one of the residents said about the scheme when interviewed by

BBC East Midlands. 




Energiesprong UK BBC News December 17 from Energiesprong UK on Vimeo.


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