Sustainable development – Traditional qualities

Fitting into our local environment or protecting our local environment matters to Hudson Hirsel. We do this by specifying products which reduce the impact on the environment, designing the orientation of a house to maximise the natural benefits of the environment, offering renewable technology where practicable and affordable, or using salvaged and locally sourced materials. We design a sustainable development and yet still provide homes which are value for money.  In addition, we try and use supplier and tradesmen within the local regions of our operations thereby minimising any environmental impact of transportation as well as sustaining the local economy.

Below are examples of sustainability features which are incorporated as standard or optional on our homes:

  • Sourcing timber frames houses from FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council)
  • Natural stone salvaged from demolished buildings and dilapidated dykes
  • Wind fallen home grown oak from Douglas & Angus Estates
  • Solar panels
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Highly efficient condensing boilers
  • Enhanced insulation to homes
  • Orientation of homes to benefit use of solar gain
  • Aerated taps
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Dedicated energy efficient lighting
  • SUD’s (Sustainable Urban Design System) to manage surface water run off
  • Property manual to show you how to efficiently manage your home
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to prove the efficiency of your home

Working to protect our environment needs to continue but it needs home owners to also take ownership, so why not work with Hudson Hirsel and improve how you use your new home.

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Below are some simple additions which home owners can use to make a difference:

  • Water Butts to collect & store water for irrigation
  • Garden compost bins
  • Create a home for nature with bird boxes, bat boxes, bird baths, fence holes for hedgehogs
  • Cycle storage
  • Airing poles in gardens
  • Retractable airers in utility rooms
  • Electrical socket in garage for electric charging