Sustainability

All our new homes feature our ‘standard sustainability specification’ base model found below. Various off-plan options are chosen either by the purchaser at the time of sale, or by ourselves on the merits of each development.

Engineered Sustainable Build

Save up to 90% on Energy Bills

Superior Standards of Living

Your Futureproof Home

Our exceptionally designed, energy efficient homes are accessible to all. We are among few UK housebuilders operating our own strict standards above and beyond national requirements for new builds in terms of energy efficiency and quality of living.

All our new builds are built to achieve the highest obtainable thermal ratings using sustainable materials, build methods and innovative renewable energy solutions. This standard ‘base’ specification is applied to all our homes, with off-plan options available to purchasers.

Our design & sustainability go hand in hand, hailing from North American and European influences to provide the highest energy efficiency & high-utility living spaces whilst respecting tradition and surroundings.

Low environmental impact. High quality of living.

Our Standard Specification Home

Up to 90% less energy used per year

We hold ourselves to higher standards as housebuilders; adopting our own ‘base model’ of energy-efficient home that forms the starting point of all our developments.

This ‘Standard Specification’ sets us apart from competitors keeping our standards high and allowing a revolving door for innovation working towards a zero-carbon future.

The Standard Specification offers low environmental impact and cost effective access to high-quality, low-energy homes using up to 90% less energy per year.

We also setup all our homes with 100% renewable energy partners offering lower cost per kW unit consumption and significantly cheaper tariff periods throughout the evenings for EV/smart battery charging at night.

Energy Efficient Build

Passive-Haus Inspired Timber Build is our highly insulated, thermally efficient build method using factory precision engineering meaning up to 90% less energy is needed to heat the space. Superior quality control than traditional builds and on site assembly in a matter of days provides minimal disruption to the local area.

Traditional Design & Robustness utilising a brick-built outerleaf and A Rated glazing in a variety of finishes ensure our houses are inkeeping with local surroundings and withstand the test of time.

On site checks and sign off are carried our after construction using air-tightness tests and thermal imaging to ensure all our homes adhere to the high standards we set for thermal efficiency.

Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery

MVHR is a standard feature in all our homes. It is a reliable, low maintenance machine that is installed in the loft and ducted to both first and second floor individual rooms.

The Mechanical Ventilation aspect brings fresh air into the home and removes stagnant air through exhaust vents. This allows superior air quality throughout the home even removing allergens and moisture.

Heat Recovery takes the heat from the moist, stagnant air being exhausted from heat generating rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens, and transfers this wasted heat to the incoming fresh air. MVHR provides superior living comfort and significantly reduces heating bills.

Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery

MVHR is a standard feature in all our homes. It is a reliable, low maintenance machine that is installed in the loft and ducted to both first and second floor individual rooms.

The Mechanical Ventilation aspect brings fresh air into the home and removes stagnant air through exhaust vents. This allows superior air quality throughout the home even removing allergens and moisture.

Heat Recovery takes the heat from the moist, stagnant air being exhausted from heat generating rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens, and transfers this wasted heat to the incoming fresh air. MVHR provides superior living comfort and significantly reduces heating bills.

Air Source Heat Pump

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) replace gas & oil boilers by using a refrigerant and compressor to transfer heat absorbed from the outside air to the wet central heating system providing space heating and hot water supply.

More than 300% efficiency is possible for ASHP meaning 3 units of heat are produced for every 1 unit of electricity used to power the ASHP. Together with our highly insulated builds and low tariff 100% renewable energy partners, heat pumps offer the best value combination for homeowners and a truly sustainable solution.

Cold Weather is not a concern for ASHP, with most heat pumps rated to be able to extract enough heat from temperatures as low -25 degrees(C). ASHP are popular across Europe and Canada where winter temperatures far exceed those of the UK.

Radiant Under Floor Heating

Energy Efficient Wet Systems run hot water at 29 degrees Celsius on average through pipes in the floor to heat rooms for consistent warmth throughout the day. By comparison, conventional radiators require water at 65-76 degrees Celsius to heat up a room effectively. Our builds allow even lower heat to be used, and lower heat provides lower energy bills.

Zero Cold Spots or ‘stuffiness’ compared with conventional radiators. Our radiant floor systems provide total floor surface coverage rather than heating a small patch of air at a time like a radiator does. This consistent heating system running alongside MVHR delivers an unparalleled level of comfort.

Safe and Low Maintenance wet systems are completely integrated with the build of the house with minimal maintenance.

Radiant Under Floor Heating

Energy Efficient Wet Systems run hot water at 29 degrees Celsius on average through pipes in the floor to heat rooms for consistent warmth throughout the day. By comparison, conventional radiators require water at 65-76 degrees Celsius to heat up a room effectively. Our builds allow even lower heat to be used, and lower heat provides lower energy bills.

Zero Cold Spots or ‘stuffiness’ compared with conventional radiators. Our radiant floor systems provide total floor surface coverage rather than heating a small patch of air at a time like a radiator does. This consistent heating system running alongside MVHR delivers an unparalleled level of comfort.

Safe and Low Maintenance wet systems are completely integrated with the build of the house with minimal maintenance.

Electric Vehicle Charging

EV Chargers are soon to be the only source of ‘refueling’ a car with the government’s ban on petrol and diesel car sales from 2035. We futureproof all our homes by installing EV Chargers as standard.

Smart innovations in EV Charger technology allows us to install EV chargers wherever parking is provided in relation to the home without worry. Chargers can also be programmed to take advantage of cheaper tariff periods from our 100% renewal electricity providers.

Upgradeable options per home are available depending on anticipated usage of electric vehicles, or as they become more mainstream. PV solar panels, or a smart battery allow even greater energy efficiency and savings.

Off Plan / Retrofit Options

Solar PV Array

from £3000

Where sites permit (roof size, direction, shading) a Solar PV array can help reduce electricity bills and store surplus energy in batteries for further efficiency.

Smart Battery

from £2500

Store electricity from cheaper tariff periods or generated from your solar PV array and choose how and when to use it to maximise your energy efficiency.

Ground Source Heat Pump

from £12,000

Whilst larger developments use a ground source array where appropriate, detached homes can also choose ground source for space heating and hot water.

Rainwater Harvesting

from £3000

Collect and store rainwater to use both in the garden for irrigation, and inside the house for flushing toilets and washing clothes. Use up to 50% less mains water.

Upgraded EV chargers

from £500

Add additional EV chargers to your home or choose to upgrade to chargers with faster recharge times as charging technology advances year to year.

Turn-key smart home

from £1750

Smart home energy management accessed by smartphone controls heating, lights, thermal blinds and detects air quality, leaks & motion.

If you would like more information on our standard specification energy efficient homes or off plan options, please contact us below.

Similarly if you are a sustainability business or startup with a product you think we should know about, please visit our Partnerships page.

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