New ‘Zero Bills’ Green Homes Scheme to Launch in Essex

The first two ZERO bills homes built in North Yorkshire.
The first two 'zero bills' homes, which will be made available for shared ownership, have been engineered at Ilke Homes’ factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. (Image credit: Octopus Energy)

A new green homes trial in Essex is being launched where residents may not have to pay energy bills. 

Octopus Energy has joined forces with housebuilder Ilke Homes for the trial which is designed to encourage households to move away from fossil fuels. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.