Beech Developments

Sustainability

When you Choose a Beech Home You Have Already Chosen a Better, More Sustainable and Energy Efficient Way of Living

There are many elements that make a sustainable community. High quality buildings, good transport links, low environmental impact, safety and security and a thriving local economy are all important. At Beech Developments all our sites are chosen with all of these important elements in mind. We are proud of what we achieve in our local areas and now you can be part of all that too.

Renewable Energy

Typical running costs are reduced when compared to other properties as our homes are designed to use less energy to heat by incorporating renewable energy and generating power from natural sources. We use solar photovoltaic (PV) panels which produce free energy all year round during daylight hours. The government's Feed-in Tariffs scheme (FITs) mean that you recover money from your energy supplier. You are paid for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself, and for any surplus electricity you export to the grid. And of course you'll also save money on your electricity bills, because you'll be using your own electricity.

Energy monitoring and controls

Smart meters allow you the ability to monitor how much energy you’re using. Seeing the effect of reducing energy consumption via the smart meter will help you start saving money. No longer will you need to submit a meter reading as your smart meter will send accurate readings of your energy usage. You can also manage your heating more efficiently as our systems are zone and time controlled to enable further savings to the environment and your pocket.

Water Efficiency

By reducing the amount of water required through restricting flows and providing eco settings on the showers, our houses use less water which will reduce the running costs of your home. Other features include rain water harvesting through water butts and dual flush toilets which use considerably less water than traditional flushing systems.

Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce the impact on natural resources. By embracing the features that come with a Beech Home you can reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy a more sustainable way of living.

Recycling

Each home comes with an external area to store recycling bins. Internal recycling bins are provided discreetly within kitchen furniture to facilitate day to day recycling.

Home Office

Our homes come with the facility to create office space at home, in a room with extra internet and telephone access points, enabling you to work from home thus reducing your carbon footprint and encouraging sustainable living.

Biodiversity and Ecological Enhancement

We strive to enhance the ecological value and biodiversity on our developments through the provision of habitats and planting which encourage the re-introduction of wildlife indigenous to the area.

Responsibly Sourced Materials

The construction industry is a major consumer of resources, therefore sourcing materials responsibly is vital to us. This process is managed through a certification scheme which ensures that suppliers guarantee the provenance of their materials.