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Eco2Solar reaches record carbon offset figures

  When Paul Hutchens first formed Eco2Solar to install solar energy, he had a vision to help combat the effects of climate change by making solar standard on all homes. At the end of the first year of installing solar PV, Eco2Solar had installed solar PV systems on a total…

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What features do buyers expect from a New Build?

  In the last of our series on what today’s homebuyers want, we looked at the features people would expect to see as standard in any New Build property. Environmental features rated very highly in the responses, with 27% rating thermostats or smart plugs as most important, followed by double…

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The most desirable property features right now

  In this month’s series, we’ve explored how the pandemic is influencing what people want from a home. Today, we look at the property features homeowners value the most. In our poll of over 25,000 Brits, we found that space is the now the most in-demand feature, with 43% of…

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‘Rural’ and ‘remote’ is the new dream location

The new norms around social distancing are beginning to influence the type of locations people are seeking when looking for a property. In last week’s blog, we explored the results of our poll question around whether the pandemic has made people want to move house, and this week, we’re looking…

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Has the pandemic made Brits want to move house?

The pandemic has changed our mindset around so many parts of our everyday lives. We’re working from home more, travelling less and taking more care of our health than ever before. One of the areas most significantly influenced by COVID has been our homes. Spending so much time at home…

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Can our small actions really make a difference?

In our recent survey, 18% of respondents didn’t feel their small actions they could take to care for the environment would make any difference, with a further 10% claiming they didn’t have time and 3% reporting they weren’t taking any actions at all. The 2018 British Social Attitudes study into…

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Why solar panels are the only home improvement that pays back

A key factor influencing the take-up of solar could be that homeowners still don’t perceive solar panels as a value-adding home improvement, but rather as a low-priority item. In 2018, Moneywise reported that homeowners typically spend over £10,000 on renovation work, while Homes & Property Magazine reported in 2019 that…

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Could solar panels actually add value to your home?

According to our latest research, 1 in 10 homeowners is concerned that solar panels could look unattractive on their house. In the early days of solar, around 10 – 15 years ago, you’d expect to see huge blue panels jutting out of people’s roofs. They were often installed unattractively in…

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