Sustainability & Community

Sustainable Living

As a modern builder of quality new homes and communities, we are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment, increasing the energy efficiency of our homes and minimising running costs.

We are committed to constantly evolving our homes to be the most energy efficient they can be through sourcing the most sustainable and efficient energy sources. Our current homes are our most sustainable and energy efficient yet due to our passion for seeking out energy and sustainability innovation without compromising on the quality of your new home.

We believe our responsibility building fine quality new homes includes thinking about the finer details in all aspects of your home. This includes; discrete integrated PV panels, air source pumps delivering sustainable heating source to underfloor heating, optional home battery solar systems to power near off-grid energy consumption and external EV ready power sockets.

We are on journey to continually improve our approach to the environment and communities.

Renewable Heating Sources

Every Legacy home is warmed sustainably by an air source heat pump, which efficiently absorbs ambient heat from the outside air. The heat pump then warms the heating systems and hot water for your home. Air source heat pumps are over 50% more efficient than a traditional gas boiler.

All our homes come with underfloor heating to the ground floor which distributes warm air faster than traditional radiators. Underfloor heating can reduce energy consumption and your bills by 30%.

Energy Efficient Homes

Every Legacy home is thoughtfully designed and built to use energy as efficiently as possible, so as much of your energy and heat stay where it should be… inside your home.

We use the latest sustainable technology and materials to achieve the best performance possible.

Legacy homes include integrated, powerful photovoltaic roof panels powering each home with renewable energy.

We are combining these energy efficient PV panels with optional* home storage systems that will dramatically reduce home owners dependence on traditional energy consumption and deliver significant long-term cost-of- living savings.

Every window in a Legacy home is made incorporating recycled PVC, ensuring no compromise on aesthetics or environmental performance. The advanced multi- chambered design of our windows work together to lock in heat. This means our A+-rated windows offer market leading performance.

All homes include highly insulated walls and roofing to maximise your home’s energy efficiency.

Each home is also built using innovative flooring insulation blocks made from expanded polystyrene
(EPS) rather than more traditional concrete.

Due to its lightweight closed cell structure, which inhibits the passage of heat or cold, EPS has a high capacity for thermal insulation, producing an A+ insulation rating. EPS is also 98% air, non-toxic and 100% recyclable.

Every Legacy kitchen and bathroom includes aerated taps, showers and dual flush cisterns, which help reduce water usage by up to 50%.

Electric Vehicle Charging Ready

Your home’s sustainability is important to you and so too will be the sustainability performance of the car you drive. So, every new Legacy home is pre-wired to accommodate an EV charging point.

This means immediately you have moved into your new home, you can install the right EV charging unit for your preferred vehicle.

Sharing our spaces with Wildlife

Legacy Homes has a long partnership with ground- breaking Cornish business Green & Blue who produce innovative, aesthetically beautiful products that help us all to make the changes necessary to protect our environment for future generations. Products include Bee Bricks, Bat and Swift Boxes and Modern Bird Bathes, all of which are made from recycled Cornish clay and delivered in recycled packaging.

We share Green & Blue’s vision that every new house built needs to provide a home for wildlife as well as for us.

With so many species in decline we have to rethink the way we plan, build and manage both housing and within our own gardens.
Every new Legacy Home includes at least one Green & Blue home for wildlife and many of our developments include wildlife hotels and bird baths.

Sustainable Construction

All our homes are covered using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) timber roof trusses and partition wall timber ensuring the main natural material used in your home comes from sustainable sources.

Creating Sustainable Communities

Our passion for creating new communities includes being a good neighbour.  Our recent development Halwyn Meadows in Crantock included ten new allotment plots handed over to the parish council exclusively for the village community.

We are also helping the village build a new extension to the village hall to help expand its usage by the village and wider community.

We are also proud to support many community projects including surf clubs, a community orchard and a surf project helping young people mental health.

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