Buyers to get less, but gain more with eco-friendly new homes.
New homes at Rectory Meadow, King’s Stanley near Stroud offer buyers less, not more: less in terms of water and energy use and less carbon emissions.
Cirencester-based developer Colburn sought advice from local Sustainable Building Consultant, Neil Morris, to ensure the new homes are designed for eco-friendly living.
Rose Evans, from Colburn said “We feel that the time is right to step up a gear and we are very excited to be building these beautiful, traditional homes. We are confident that this development is as sustainable as possible.”
“Neil has helped us source very efficient gas boilers and solar hot water panels. Water butts are specified for each house, offering our new owners less in terms of energy bills and water usage” she said. “But it’s not just the buildings themselves that we are keen to keep green, we employ ecological experts to help us develop a landscaping scheme to encourage local wildlife, planting indigenous trees and putting up bird and bat nesting boxes.”
Neil Morris, from Get-eco in Stroud, said: “It is a pleasure to work for a local developer which recognises the importance of sustainability and makes it a priority. There is a huge concern about growing fuel bills and the impact of droughts – so it is essential new homes are built which use minimal heat to keep warm, generate their own hot water and make a positive impact on the growing environment.
“The new homes at Rectory Meadow in King’s Stanley will exceed existing targets for water use and carbon emissions using solar hot water and the most efficient gas boilers. In addition, the vast majority of the building materials used in constructing the houses meet the international BRE Green Guide specification.
“By carefully choosing the right suppliers, with the right eco credentials, Colburn – and the families which move into their homes – can be confident they are taking important steps to a greener future.”
For more information, please contact:
Rose Evans at Colburn 01285 642600 or 07966268285
Neil Morris at Get-Eco 01453 753726