A Greener Way To Home Ownership


As insights from Home Views recently found that almost 80% of home buyers value sustainable features in their homes, it’s clear that being eco-friendly at home has become even more of a priority in today’s society. 

HBF’s report – ‘Greener, Cleaner, Cheaper’ found that owners of new-build houses and flats will save an average of £435 a year, rising to as much as £555. The average new build home emits 2.38 tonnes less of carbon each year.

The energy efficiency of homes has become increasingly important in recent years, amid the ongoing crisis surrounding rising energy prices and an enhanced focus on environmental issues. At Southern Home Ownership, we are dedicated to making all of our Shared Ownership homes greener. All our homes are complete with eco-features from double glazed windows and cycle stores to recycling facilities. 

Our Vodion development comes complete with electric vehicle charging points and smart meters, while Rosemary House has been designed as a climate neutral development, meaning it will be less dependent on energy from fossil fuels and includes measures to generate energy on-site and reduce water consumption. Attention has also been paid to the local environment - trees and shrubs have been protected wherever possible. 

To help keep homes even more energy efficient, we’re giving anyone who reserves and completes on one of our Shared Ownership homes before 30th June a complimentary range of eco-friendly Hive Home products worth over £500, including:

Hive Active Thermostat - A smart heating thermostat, which works seamlessly with existing heating systems to lower energy use. It ensures that you never needlessly have your heating on. 

Hive Smart Sensors - Homeowners can strategically place these around hallways and doorways to create a responsive smart space. Through the Hive app, you can turn on lights when you walk in the door and turn them off when you leave, so you only use electricity when you need it.

Hive Smart Lights - These can be controlled from the Hive app, which helps to conserve energy. You can switch off lights while you're out or use your voice to dim them up or down. 

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Are you looking for a stylish and modern home in London or the South East?

Southern Home Ownership is dedicated to providing stylish, high quality and contemporary new homes for sale on a Shared Ownership basis.

If you're a first-time buyer and interested in owning a Shared Ownership property in London or the South East, then take a look at our range of developments.