First UK homes with hydrogen boilers and hobs to be built by April

Government says two properties in Gateshead will offer public a glimpse of the ‘potential home of the future’

The UK’s first homes to be fitted with boilers and hobs that run on hydrogen rather than fossil fuel gas will be built in Gateshead by April.

The semi-detached houses in the north-east will use 100% hydrogen for heating and cooking in appliances including boilers, hobs, cookers and fires under a new government scheme intended to offer the public a glimpse into “the potential home of the future”.

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