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'EcoExcellent' living needn’t cost the earth

20th October 2010 Print
The eco houses at Market Quarter

As Energy Saving Week* (25th – 31st October) approaches - and the Energy Saving Trust encourages us all to save energy and cut harmful emissions in the fight against climate change - there’s no better time to check out Market Quarter, Linden Homes’ innovative new eco-friendly development in Chippenham.

Market Quarter ticks all the right boxes for those seeking stylish, affordable and environmentally friendly living. Independently rated ‘EcoExcellent’ and with impressively low projected fuel bills, the scheme of 256 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 3 and 4 bedroom homes creates a safe new eco-sound community that fulfils every ‘green’ agenda.

These new homes in Chippenham come complete with an energy efficient heating system to help minimise fuel use, high level cavity wall and roof insulation for excellent heat retention, plus low voltage lighting, all reducing your carbon footprint – even recycling pods and water saving devices come as standard.

“No detail has been overlooked,” says Rowena Miles, sales and marketing director at Linden Homes. “Build quality and internal specification meets rigorous Linden standards and with environmental features designed in, purchasers can start saving on their fuel bills immediately,” she adds.

“With prices starting from a realistic £120,000 for a 1 bed apartment, Market Quarter makes it more viable for homeowners to save energy, money and the environment – good news all round!”

Built on the site of Chippenham’s old Cattle Market, Market Quarter is also very conveniently located with the thriving town centre just a few minutes’ walk away and excellent road and rail travel links to Bristol, South Wales and London.

New research from nationwide house builders Galliford Try Homes – parent company to Linden Homes Western – reveals that energy efficiency and low maintenance are high on today’s home seekers’ wish-lists. 60% of those surveyed are attracted to new homes since they are easier and less expensive to maintain whilst 62% consider reducing fuel bills to be just as important as reducing environmental impact.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, appropriate insulation and simple, everyday energy-saving measures could cut fuel bills by as much as £250 a year.

Green with envy? Don’t be – find out how Linden could help you save money by visiting Market Quarter and viewing the show homes, open 5 days a week, Thursday to Monday from 10 am – 5pm.

* Energy Saving Week is the Energy Saving Trust’s annual nationwide series of events geared at encouraging people to save energy and reduce their carbon emissions. Energy Saving Week runs from Monday 25th to Sunday 31st October 2010.

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The eco houses at Market Quarter