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Sustainable, affordable living in Harrow

Sustainable, affordable living in Harrow

Affordable housing has come a long way in the last 50 years and leading the way in innovation is Octavia Housing, providing affordable, contemporary and yet sustainable new homes at Emerald Green in Harrow.

Energy-smart apartments in Scunthorpe

Energy-smart apartments in Scunthorpe

This month sees the UK housebuilding industry launch national New Homes Month – aimed at highlighting the many benefits of buying a new home as opposed to a second hand one.

Charles Church commits to eco-friendly homes

Charles Church Southern, the luxury housebuilder, is so committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its homes in the region that it is now building properties that are up to 50 per cent more efficient than traditional houses.

Finalists announced for Earth Awards 2010

Artificial foam which captures and converts the sun’s energy more effectively than living organisms and earth tiles which empower people to build their own sustainable homes are in the running for a global design award backed by world-leading entrepreneurs.

Energy efficient new homes from Persimmon

Persimmon Homes South East is now building homes across the region that are 50 per cent more energy efficient than traditional houses, meaning savvy homeowners looking to move could save hundreds of pounds on fuel bills each year.

Living the green dream with George Clarke

Living the green dream with George Clarke

In recent years, climate change has been firmly placed at the top of the political agenda and we all know that we should be doing more when it comes to making the world a greener place. But how many of us have made real changes to our homes to help improve its energy efficiency and nudge it towards that all important ‘A’ rating?

Seventh heaven at Market Quarter in Chippenham

Seventh heaven at Market Quarter in Chippenham

Linden Homes’ Market Quarter development in Chippenham offers a range of properties that benefit from quality internal specifications, stunning surroundings and an ‘Eco-Excellent’ rating and it appears all of these factors have contributed to a surge of sales at the development, leaving only seven properties remaining in the current phase.

Eco and financially-friendly homes in Ruthin

Eco and financially-friendly homes in Ruthin

With research* indicating that a third of house hunters would pay more for a home already fitted with a renewable energy source, Taylor Wimpey North West is proving to be ahead of the pack at its Glasdir development in Ruthin - with a range of ‘green’ homes starting from as little as £179,950.

Exciting eco homes in Milton Keynes

Exciting eco homes in Milton Keynes

Househunters who believe a four-bedroom eco-home at the cutting edge of modern design is out of their reach can think again – thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s new houses for sale in Milton Keynes.

Taylor Wimpey unveils 'eco homes' in Daventry

Taylor Wimpey unveils 'eco homes' in Daventry

It's show time off Farnborough Road in Daventry now that Taylor Wimpey West Midlands has unveiled a stunning new showhome at its ‘eco friendly’ Drayton View development.

Barratt boosts green credentials at Meadowbrook

Barratt boosts green credentials at Meadowbrook

Barratt has progressed further with its carbon agenda by installing solar panels on selected homes at the Meadowbrook development in the picturesque village of Four Marks.

Warmer, greener, more efficient - New homes make big strides

Warmer, greener, more efficient - New homes make big strides

Did you know that homes built by leading housebuilder Barratt North East are up to 40 per cent more efficient than they were just a decade ago? Buyers of brand new homes from Barratt on Wearside and across County Durham are enjoying the benefits of energy-efficient central heating, double glazing and high levels of insulation.

Devine Homes makes a 'tree-mendous' move in Surrey

Devine Homes makes a 'tree-mendous' move in Surrey

You don’t often hear of house builders taking the time to retain established trees as part of their plans for a new development, however, Reigate based Devine Homes Plc has done just that at their newest development The Bridleway in Epsom Downs, Surrey.

Parents invest in eco-friendly Brighton apartment

Parents invest in eco-friendly Brighton apartment

A recent report revealed that 80% of first time buyers under the age of 30 are now forced to call on the ‘bank of mum and dad’ or get help from relatives to get a foot on the property ladder*.

Boiler Scrappage Scheme – what you need to know

Announced in December’s pre-budget report and launched one month ago, the government’s boiler scrappage scheme is designed to cut carbon and help save people money on their energy bills. Homeowners have already snapped up more than a third of the vouchers available.