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Super-eco-friendly home unveiled

The UK's first affordable super-eco-friendly home was unveiled in London today.

The flat-pack, timber-frame homes are designed to be carbon zero and meet the Government's strictest energy efficiency code.

Rural Zed, the consortium behind 'the homes of the future', are taking orders for the £150,000, three-bedroom house now and are promising to deliver in as little as three months.

Consortium partner Zed Factory director Bill Dunter said: "This is a revolution in house building. Code six will be the minimum standard home you are legally allowed to build in 2016.

"We took the building of a house back to first principles and designed with energy efficiency at the forefront."

The two- to five-bedroom homes are produced in a kit form 'a bit like assembling a sofa from Ikea'.

The house, which can be built in three weeks, is formed of wooden frames which do not require carbon-intensive deep foundations and boasts three times the insulation of a regular new-build.