Springbourne Homes chairman Adrian Burr has announced his award-winning, energy-conscious company has fitted its last gas boiler.
The Springbourne boss has already turned to air source heat pumps for the firm’s luxury Hornsey Rise development near Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, which is nearing completion.
He says Springbourne’s switch away from gas boilers, which account for 15% of the UK’s greenhouse gases, will be permanent and way ahead of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recently announced 2025 target for an end to all gas boilers.
Burr said: “At Springbourne we are constantly looking to do the right thing especially in terms of the environment and the history and heritage of our sites.
“Gas boilers have had their day and, as we battle climate change, their harmful emissions make it impossible to justify installing them anymore.
“That’s why I’m delighted to say Springbourne has fitted its last gas boiler and done it well ahead of the IEA’s 2025 recommendation.”
Springbourne Homes’ green credentials are not just linked to their welcome move away from gas.
Last year the firm relocated into eco-friendly offices at The Marina in Market Bosworth while in 2016 they built a bespoke, state-of-the-art home in Shropshire, complete with grass sedum eco roof, and Burr insists they’re always looking for ways to embrace new technology and make a difference.
He added: “We closely monitor all the advances in the building industry and beyond to see if there are other areas where we can make meaningful changes to the way we work to reduce our carbon footprint and be even more energy conscious.”
Springbourne’s flagship Hornsey Rise site is a development of 19 luxury homes on a 10 acre plot in Bosworth Road, Wellsborough, with prices ranging from £750,000 to £1.4m. Already 15 of the stunning new homes have been sold or reserved.