SUSTAINABILITY

Our experienced team work tirelessly to maintain an impressive sustainability standard

Priding ourselves on acute attention to detail across all developments, Richstone homes are completed to an excellent level of energy performance and certification, with solar power, lighting and water management features, along with heating and cooling attributes all commonplace within our UK homes, and considered a key part of the design process.

To stay ahead of technology and sustainability advancements, we continually review what is coming to the marketplace and decide what is applicable to our properties, which, in the case of Langdale House, included an air source heat pump to create an effective source of renewable energy. While these are usually kept outside, creating both noise and an eyesore in the garden, we decided to place the pump inside the house, behind two sets of soundproofed doors – we are told by the manufacturers that we are the first to do so in Europe.

We know our clients don’t want to compromise on luxury, but are looking for low running costs in a market where prices are continually rising, so we’re constantly evolving to ensure we offer the best in comfort, energy efficiency and cost savings. Winning the Eco Living Award at the Evening Standard Homes and Property Awards 2014 for our recent Pembroke development proves that owning a stylish, yet eco-friendly home is possible!

As a family run business, it is incredibly important to us to actively help to create a sustainable environment for future generations, and we hope our ethos as a company will set the bar for other developers and house builders in the near future.

“With an impressive Code 4 energy efficiency rating, Langdale House uses an innovative Veissmann air source heat pump to create renewable energy. Equipped with 100% energy efficient lighting and with excellent U Values reducing heat loss considerably, the property enjoys an energy saving of over £250 per year*.”  David Rich-Jones, CEO.

*(based on 2009 energy prices used in SAP 2009 under Building Regs 2010)