The UK is getting more energy-efficient and so are property developments

Eco-Friendly Homes are no Gimmick

Affordability is gradually becoming a common issue for first-time property buyers. Rent prices continue to increase, with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) predicting that they’ll increase by 15 per cent in the next five years.

Energy giants such as British Gas and EDF have continued to increase their energy prices year-by-year. With spiralling rent and bill costs, eco-friendly homes are fast becoming a popular alternative.

“Eco-Friendly homes are designed to be energy-efficient, reducing money on homeowners’ bills.” 

Eco-friendly homes are becoming an attractive option for first-time buyers because of their efficiency. Various property developments around London use innovative, futuristic ways in providing heat through solar panels and hot water from ground source heat pumps.

What are the costs to build Eco-Homes?

Eco-homes vary in cost but they tend to be far cheaper than traditional homes. This is because they can be built through recycled materials, which are generally far cheaper than normal materials for housing.

“Grants and Loans are also available from the government for green development, heavily reducing building costs.”

There are various finance options that can help you in purchasing land and developing an eco-friendly estate. Eco-homes can be very easy to run too. Reduced bills and a less reliant on major appliances can reduce maintenance costs.

Because eco-homes are becoming a popular project for keen developers to undertake, there has been a rise in eco-design consultants. These consultants can provide you with various designs that could suit your vision.

There are other ways you can make your current home more eco-friendly by investing in loft insulation. Find out more about this popular energy solution today.