Eco-friendly homes ready to move in

There are many upgrades you can make to your home to increase its efficiency rating including installing solar panels, upgrading your insulation and changing to a green energy supplier. But what if you are ready to make the move to a new home and sustainability and energy-efficiency is at the top of your wishlist? 
Luckily for you, we have searched the country to find some spectacular eco-friendly homes, on the market with Guild Members that are ready to move into today.
1. Copmanthorpe, York, 4 Bedrooms

This striking four-bedroom detached property could be straight out of an episode of Grand Designs. With high-specification interiors throughout and an impressive contemporary exterior, Phoenix House is a fantastic family home  which was lovingly rebuilt five years ago by the current owners. One of many strengths of the home is its almost unrivalled carbon credentials which will appeal not only to those with sustainability in mind but also those keen to reduce the increasing costs of living. Complete with double insulation, discrete solar roof tiles and a cutting-edge heat exchange system, this property is future-proof and extremely efficient to run.
2. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 6 Bedrooms

Glenside spans circa 4,200 sq. ft and comprises a grand entrance hall with central staircase, a living room, a drawing room, a family room, a sun room, a fitted kitchen, six well-appointed bedrooms, a study and a large family bathroom. The property further benefits from oil fired central heating, UPVC double glazing and a detached double garage.
3. Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, 5 Bedrooms

Forest View is a stunning collection of brand new homes developed onto a backdrop of Hatfield Forest. This executive development has been built to offer the highest specification and modern contemporary design from High-efficiency air source heat pump, underfloor heating to ground and first floor, Lo-Carbon dMEV ventilation, Porcelanosa Oxford range floor tiles and EV charge point. 
4. Nuneaton, Leicestershire, 6 Bedrooms

Alchemy Haus is an impressive and exacting modern family residence of circa 4,000 sq ft. The property boasts an imposing Georgian facade and was constructed as one of two properties behind electrically operated wrought iron gates in the revered village of Carlton. The property is finished to a first-class standard and affords a high-class specification throughout. The owners purchased the property from new in 2016 and has invested considerably in a plethora of indoor features and outdoor landscaping. There is a superb heated and filtered natural swimming pond with south-facing vistas across open countryside towards Market Bosworth. The accommodation provides underfloor heating throughout the ground and first floors, Cat-5 cabling, remote indoor and outdoor lighting, and a Sonos entertainment system. There is a zoned alarm system and CCTV that can be operated from a mobile phone app.
5. Granby, Nottinghamshire, 5 Bedrooms

A truly impressive detached contemporary home lying in a semi-rural location between the villages of Sutton cum Granby and Granby, occupying a superb plot with panoramic views which extends to almost 4 acres with delightful aspect across to Belvoir Castle on the horizon. The property boasts award-winning status given the “Specifi Project of the Year 2019” and offers a high-efficiency, well thought out and spacious home which is flooded with light with large glazed openings affording wonderful open views, particularly to the first floor with its stunning wrap around balconies. In addition, heat source pumps provide hot water and heating, with underfloor heating throughout and the property benefits from its own sewage treatment plant, 6,000 litre rainwater storage tank with excess water feeding into the pond at the rear.
6. Winkleigh, Devon, 5 Bedrooms

When this fine property was built approximately 15 years ago it is very clear that a lot of thought went into the layout, the flow throughout and positioning to make the most of the orientation of the sun. One of the most striking features is the amount of light that comes into the principal rooms and that the gardens and grounds, in the region of 0.4 acre, play such a major part in the lifestyle to be had here. The use of a ground source heat pump and photo voltaic panels help make this an energy efficient home to run.
7. Newport, Isle of Wight, 5 Bedrooms

Quintessentially English and deceptively spacious, utilising renewable energy and conveniently placed in Horringford. This home is beautifully presented and arranged over three floors. Enjoying countryside or garden views from almost every window, this property is the perfect home for those seeking space in a countryside setting. Extensively renovated and upgraded in very recent times, the ‘green room’ now houses a gas boiler and hot water cylinder, and the green system mechanics.
8. Chichester, West Sussex, 3 Bedrooms

Constructed in 2018 this immaculately presented architecturally-designed house was the subject of a Chichester City Council civic award. Semi-detached and located within just a few minutes’ walk of Chichester City Centre, the property offers thoughtfully arranged accommodation that serves to provide a sense of space with an abundance of natural light. Further modern features include a System 3 Ventilation System and Solar Collectors which is an energy saving concept. Number One Joy Lane is oriented to benefit ideally from an aspect over playing fields and an attractive treeline with Kingley Vale in the far distance. Downstairs the property enjoys an open plan arrangement with the benefit of underfloor heating and high specification wood burning stove. 
9. Market Drayton, Shropshire, 5 Bedrooms

Pear Tree Croft is an exclusive development located in the heart of the sought-after village of Norton-in-Hales. Carefully constructed just under five years ago and with a valid LABC warranty, this sensational family home is beautifully presented throughout and sits on the premium private corner plot. As expected with Belford Homes premium quality, this house is fitted with high efficiency uPVC double glazed windows and doors throughout. It also benefits from a highly efficient and ‘Zero Carbon’ Valiant air source heat pump, providing abundant hot water and underfloor heating to the entire ground floor and radiators to the first floor.
10. Praa Sands, Cornwall, 3 Bedrooms

Situated within a brand-new residential cul-de-sac, just moments from one of Cornwall’s top beaches, is this detached, three bedroom executive-style house. The residence boasts many refinements of modern living from air source heat pump underfloor heating, double glazing and stylish modern fitted kitchen. To the outside, the property is cradled by its gardens and provides two parking spaces which, with parking being at a premium at times in the village, is a real bonus.
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