Energy-efficient new homes

Live more sustainably for less in a brand-new Places for People home.

Enjoy a warm, comfortable home that costs less to run, with everything you need close by.

Our energy-efficient homes and  Communities aren’t just kinder to the planet - they’re kinder to your bank balance too. Save money on cheaper running costs (compared to older-build homes) and being closer to handy amenities.

When you buy new with us, you can look forward to all the benefits of an energy and cost-efficient home without having to compromise on comfort or quality.

Designed and built to sustainable environmental standards, our homes feature efficient heating systems and energy-saving technology along with an exquisite finish you’ll love. You’ll use less energy, spend less on utility bills and still have the warm, welcoming home you’ve always wanted.

And with everything you need conveniently located nearby – from shops and schools to leisure facilities and green spaces – our thriving Communities are the perfect place to enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle, supporting the local economy while building connections to last a lifetime.

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Committed to Net Zero

As part of our journey towards the Zero Carbon Homes Standard, we’re working hard to ensure we maximise the energy performance of our homes – and minimise running costs for Customers.

We’re switching to new technology and materials in order to meet the latest Building Regulations and Standards. We’re also proud to be part of the Future Homes Hub – a group of housebuilding professionals and industry experts working to find long-term solutions to reducing the carbon emissions of new homes.

The benefits of buying new

Research by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) shows that new homes are much more environmentally friendly than older equivalent properties, emitting just 1.4 tonnes of carbon a year, compared to the 3.6 tonnes that existing properties emit.

At Places for People, we design and build our homes to maximise energy efficiency, using energy-saving lighting, eco-appliances and water-saving devices as well as excellent insulation to reduce your carbon footprint and keep your utility costs down. Our homes are rated from A-C.

Buying a new home can be good for your bank balance too. The HBF calculates that buyers of new homes save on average £2,510.73 on household bills each year, with buyers of houses saving even more at £3,117.85 (around £260 per month).

Your brand-new Places for People home also comes with a 10-year warranty, meaning you can move in with peace of mind, without the worry of expensive structural repairs.

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Energy and cost efficiency - key features

Everything about your home – from the way we design and build it to the systems and appliances that make it work – is aimed at cutting your energy use and making your bills more affordable.

  • Forward-thinking fabric design – we build well-insulated homes designed to maximise energy efficiency and reduce running costs, now and in the future
  • Energy-efficient lighting – LED light fittings and bulbs lower energy use as well as your bills
  • Eco-appliances – most of our fitted appliances are A rated so cheaper to run
  • Water-saving devices – our kitchen and bathroom fittings save both water and money
  • Controlled ventilation – our homes come with good ventilation systems for a comfortable environment
  • Car charging points – at least one for every house at our newest developments encourages greener travel
  • Double-glazed windows – benefit from a reduction in heat loss, noise and energy payments
  • Seasonally efficient – we’re now starting to build homes that reduce the risk of overheating in the warmer months

Sustainable living - key features

  • Accessible neighbourhoods
    We don’t just build homes; we create Communities where you can thrive! Places within easy reach of all the services and facilities you need – from shops, restaurants and leisure facilities to schools, businesses and healthcare – to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Connectivity
    Our walkable Communities promote sustainable travel options through footpaths, cycle ways and close proximity to local bus routes. For venturing further afield, major road and rail networks are conveniently nearby. Our Full Fibre network helps with staying connected.
  • More green spaces
    Our homes offer the chance to live in a natural environment, close to beautiful green and recreational spaces. We go to great lengths to protect local biodiversity, wherever possible incorporating ponds, woodland and wildlife habitats into neighbourhood design.
  • Love local
    Our thriving communities allow you to live sustainably, supporting local suppliers and even embracing the opportunity to grow your own. Many of our developments feature allotments, with regular farmers’ markets allowing you to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce – minus the carbon emissions!
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Explore more

Explore our sustainable communities for an energy and cost-efficient home you’ll love.

Energy-efficient homes

Discover our energy-efficient new homes available in sustainable Communities.

Find your new home

  • Chapelton
    3 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 250,000 - 352,500
  • Just launched
    Carvers Meadow
    2 - 3 Bedrooms
    £ 277,500 - 345,000
  • Featured
    2 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 148,500 - 260,000
  • East Wick + Sweetwater

    Partner development

  • Eve Parc

    Coming soon

  • Falcons Place
    2 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 159,994 - 259,995
  • Halstock Place
    2 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 415,000 - 850,000
  • High Moor View

    Sold out (STC)

  • Laconia Place
    Milton Keynes
    1 - 2 Bedrooms
    £ 239,950 - 307,500
  • Last home remaining
    Longniddry Village
    2 Bedrooms
    £ 297,500
  • Show home open
    Mayflower Place
    3 Bedrooms
    £ 187,500 - 210,000
  • Featured
    Meadow Brook
    2 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 375,000 - 540,000
  • Featured
    The Engine Yard
    1 - 3 Bedrooms
    £ 270,000 - 620,000
  • Just launched
    The Foundry

    Sold out (STC)

  • Tornagrain
    3 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 315,000 - 430,000
  • Weavers Place
    North Tawton
    2 Bedrooms
    £ 280,000 - 285,000
  • Whistle Wood
    3 Bedrooms
    £ 405,000 - 415,000
  • Just launched
    White House Park
    2 - 3 Bedrooms
    £ 275,000 - 322,500
  • Beckley Place

    Coming soon

  • Black Isle View
    2 - 3 Bedrooms
    £ 225,000 - 250,000