The Government has set a Code for Sustainable Homes and Orchard Homes have pledged to build homes that exceed the terms of Code 3 or 4. This means we are improving thermal efficiency of the walls, windows and roofs, installing high efficiency condensing boilers and low carbon technologies, such as photovoltaic tiles to help heat water, which all help to reduce carbon emissions. We also insist that our suppliers, building methods and materials adhere or exceed our standards and we monitor them to ensure compliance.
At Orchard Homes we carefully consider the needs of each development, as such we landscape the grounds, add butts to collect rainwater, introduce wildlife boxes, plant a wide variety of plants, build Children's Play Areas, shrubs and trees to attract butterflies, bees and birds, rotary clothes dryers, composting sites and sustainable drainage systems. Inside the homes, all the kitchen appliances are Class A energy efficient, have segregated waste bins, thermal efficiencies and, in some cases, we introduce heat recovery systems and Air Source heat pumps, all of which means reduced energy bills and good EPC ratings.