“We believe in the art of the possible; producing quality homes that are beautifully designed, sustainable and affordable, is completely integral to our journey. Our homes may be our legacy but the quality of the lives of those who live in them is what truly matters. We want to help to establish communities that will, in turn, improve the lives of generations to come.”
Andrew Weaver, CEO
What is a low carbon home?
A low carbon home offsets it's own carbon emissions, through modern methods of construction and smart living.
Built using timber frames and airtight fabrication, a low carbon home is 30% more energy efficient than a traditional new build home. Using solar PV panels and heat pumps, a low carbon house has the capability to run almost exclusively from self-generated power and cheaper electricity from the grid.
Clever, not complicated
These homes are clever, not complicated, designed to enrich lives by making it easy to reduce environmental impact.
Smart technology intuitively adapts to the unique needs of the occupier, learning over time about the way they live and adjusting accordingly to reduce energy costs and waste.
Water will be heated only when it’s needed, light switch sensors attune to the natural rhythms of the day, and the PassiveHaus construction means a warmer home. Lower running costs mean higher living standards and increased opportunities.
The low carbon homes we build are sustainable to the foundation. Our production method reduces carbon emissions throughout the lifecycle of the home, from fabrication, through build, running and eventual removal.
Timber frames are the key material, and what little waste there is, due to our quality control process during production, is sent to fuel the onsite biomass energy plant.
The closed panels remain completely dry during the build process, reducing water usage and minimising the need for snagging post move, which is kinder to our planet and makes for a better customer experience.
It also enables a faster build: we can complete a new low carbon home within seven to ten weeks, half the time of a comparable traditionally built home.