Living Greener – what you don’t know about our homes

As a responsible house builder, we care about the environmental impact our homes have. So we thought we’d share some interesting facts about the great care we put into the design and build of them. By using sustainably sourced materials, installing energy saving features, and harnessing new technology, we not only save our customers money but also improve their wellbeing and use less of the planet’s resources.

Reduce your carbon footprint by 89%* 

Our new homes produce a lot less carbon when compared to a typical 1930s property, with 1.3 tonnes per year instead of 11.4 tonnes per year. This is as a result of the energy efficient design, build and fit out of our homes, but we’re not resting on our laurels as we continue to look at new ways to further reduce the carbon footprint of our homes.

Use 705% less energy and save £1,723 a year on bills

Our homes come with lots of energy saving features as standard, from best-in-class boilers to superb insulation and low energy LED lighting. Features like these provide cost savings for you on your monthly energy bills whilst giving the environment a helping hand too.

Filtered, fresh air to create healthier and cleaner homes 

We install a Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) system in all of our homes, which takes fresh air from outside, and filters out any pollen or inpuraties, regulates the humidity and circulates the clean air throughout your home. Our PIV system is designed to create a healthier home environment by getting rid of damp and condensation which are the main causes of mould. The lower humidity levels reduces house dust mites and significantly improves the health of allergy and asthma sufferers.

Use 26% less water, saving a family of four £153.64 a year* 

Our kitchen and bathrooms have water saving fixtures and fittings incorporated that don’t compromise on their performance or design. These features could save you up to 33 litres a day per person which adds up to a huge amount for your average family. Our taps and showers use aerated technology to provide the feeling of a strong water flow, whilst actually using less water. Plus, our dual low-flush toilets use the minimum amount of water to ensure less wastage.

Double glazing that is 269% more energy efficient* 

Our very high efficiency double glazing provides the best of both worlds as it allows heat in from the sun but minimises it escaping in winter. This is achieved by having a gas filled cavity between the sheets of glass to prevent heat loss and a low-emissive coating to allow beneficial heat from the sun to warm the internal rooms.

Sustainably sourced wood guarantees quality, reduces waste, and enables faster construction 

By producing our modular panels and timber frames in a controlled factory environment we are able to build even better and more efficient homes. As wood stores carbon, it is one of the best environmentally sustainable materials available. It also allows us the flexibility to use the best insulation in both the walls and roofs minimising heat loss. Our factory recycles all waste with 0% going to landfill and the offsite construction means quicker build times onsite and improved health and safety.