Environmental sustainability

Our focus is on creating high-quality sustainable homes and communities and on continually improving the quality of our design.

We have a standard house type portfolio of over 50 house types that are designed to be high quality, extremely energy-effi cient and straightforward, cost-effective and safe to build. The house types meet specific space standards and are highly fl exible, offering different options for internal layouts and exteriors that can be varied to complement local landscape and streetscapes. Designs can be easily adapted to meet Lifetime Homes accessibility standards where required.

Secured by Design crime prevention principles are also integrated into our developments based on the local need. We have been involved in working groups on space, accessibility and security as well as the wider consultation on the Housing Standards Review.

New homes are considerably more energy-efficient than older housing stock and we are committed to building increasingly energy-efficient homes in line with Government policy and Building Regulations. We regularly engage and work with organisations such as the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and the National House-Building Council (NHBC) on issues relating to environmentally sustainable homes.

We have extensive experience of delivering renewable energy solutions and our sites increasingly integrate some form of water saving features. Click here for examples of how we integrate sustainability into our developments.

 To find out more about our commitment to environmental sustainability please read our Sustainability Report.