Energy-efficient, sustainable homes in Suffolk

The rise of energy-efficient and sustainable homes

Some 12% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from domestic buildings and the government has declared that by 2020, all homes must be zero carbon.

As the trend for low-cost, Eco-friendly sustainable housing continues to grow we are noticing a step change in the way buyers are searching for property.

Savvy property buyers are looking for properties which have high EPC ratings,  low running costs and integrated with the latest SMART Technology.

Sustainable building materials for new homes

The trend for sustainable homes is driving property developers to  invest in building materials that are more Eco-friendly and cost-effective.  Alternatives to traditional bricks and mortar include Earthbags, sustainable source timber, bamboo and stone.

At Whatley Lane Estate Agent we have some stunning Eco-friendly proprieties for sale in Newmarket.

Eco-Friendly Properties for Sale in Newmarket

Take a look at these fantastic apartments offering highly unique accommodation within The Malt House at The Maltings, Newmarket.

The Malt House apartments have been designed with sustainable, low-cost living in mind. They were built using reclaimed materials and have excellent EPC ratings.  They also come with cycle storage and are within walking distance of Newmarket City Centre.

Sustainable housing in Suffolk

Sustainable homes are on the rise. With the drive to lower carbon emissions and reduce pollution in our towns and cities, property developers are making significant changes to the way in which we design and build new homes. 

By using the natural resources around us such as renewable energy, reclaimed materials and ground source heat pumps, builders have the potential to build 100% sustainable properties. 

Transforming your property into a sustainable, low-cost and energy-efficient home is easier than you think and offers attractive benefits to the future of our planet and to your finances.

If you own a home,  we advise getting an energy performance survey (EPC) done. An EPC can help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.

Cost-saving, energy-efficient changes to your home

There are many options available to home owners to convert their property into an Eco-friendly home:

    • Loft insulation helps to prevent warm air escaping
    • Filling cracks and gaps in windows and doors prevents drafts
    • Triple glazing helps to trap warm air. Opt for glazing with a lower U-value, as
      that represents a better thermal performance.
    • Installing A-rated appliances will save you money and reduce emissions
    • Install a SMART Meter to measure energy use for every appliance.
    • Install a thermostat to control internal temperature
    • Increase the amount of natural light – consider installing large windows, sky lights and open-plan living
    • Replace bulbs with low-energy LED’s


Discover the medieval town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk

The town of Bury St Edmunds is located in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.  It offers residents a rich, vibrant and tranquil place to live and work.

Steeped in medieval history and Bury St Edmunds is famous for its medieval streets,  architecture and stunning parks.  The Abbey Gardens, Cathedral and bustling City Centre are among some of the most visited placed in the UK. As a result, properties for sale in Bury St Edmunds are snapped up quickly.

Bury St Edmunds is a popular place to live

Bury St Edmunds is very popular with people looking for characterful properties. And was recently voted one of the best places to live in the East of England. (Source: Cambridge Live, survey April 2019).

Bury has fantastic links to London, Cambridge and Newmarket and its Georgian squares, independent boutiques and Artisan cafes make it very popular with residents and visitors.

Discover the History of Bury St Edmunds

St Edmunds Abbey was one of the richest and largest Benedictine monasteries in England. ThAbbey Ruins in the centre of Bury St Edmunds is one of the most important medieval monasteries in Europe.

Properties to buy in Bury St Edmunds

At Whatley Lane Estate Agents we’ve noticed a rise in the number of home buyers looking for properties in Bury St Edmunds.

If you are looking for a unique property in Bury St Edmunds, Whatley Lane Estate Agents highly recommend this stunning medieval, detached townhouse nestled in Bury’s Historic medieval grid.

This fantastic 4-storey property is one of only a few detached properties located in the medieval grid. But is within a 5-minute walking distance of Bury St Edmunds City Centre.

Explore Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding countryside

If you like open spaces and being outdoors then the Suffolk countryside is the perfect place to relax. Discover Stately homes (Ickworth House, Park and Gardens), cycle through peaceful woodland trails or enjoy picnics with family.

Bury St Edmunds is a great base for exploring the rest of the East of England. The famous horse racing town of Newmarket is just 20 minutes away, Cambridge 35 minutes and Ipswich is 35 minutes. The beautiful Suffolk coast and London are less than two hours drive from Bury St Edmunds.

What’s on in Bury St Edmunds?

Throughout the summer there are plenty of local and regional events and festivals taking place, including the Bury St Edmunds Festival which runs from now until 26th May 2019.

For one weekend in December Bury St Edmunds attracts literally thousands of visitors and locals alike with its popular and traditional German Christmas Market.

If you are looking for a property to buy or rent in Bury St Edmunds, please contact our sales and lettings team at the Bury St Edmunds office on 01284 765 256 for friendly, local property advice.