Low-carbon, energy efficient homes are the future, leading builder believes

Low-carbon, energy efficient homes are the future of housebuilding in this country, one of the UK’s largest housebuilders has argued.

Barratt Homes says it is determined to become “the nation’s leading sustainable housebuilder”, and it pushing for an increase in low-carbon, energy efficient, homes.

“With 29 percent of all energy use taking place in the home, the focus among construction professionals should be very much on creating sustainable homes that are kind to the environment,” said Barratt’s managing director Tim Hill.

“It is far more difficult to make an older home more energy-efficient – fuel bills can be up to 55 per cent higher for Victorian houses than those on our new developments – so we feel it is our responsibility to embed this idea in the very fabric of the new properties we design.

“Our focus is on helping to reduce the carbon footprint of all our customers. We do this with a combination of innovative and enhanced design – including additions like increased floor insulation and waste water heat recovery systems which capture and re-use heat and, of course, energy-efficient boilers.

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