22 Mar

Go green to interest buyers in houses for sale in Kent

Go green to interest buyers in houses for sale in Kent

Making a home greener could help generate interest from buyers looking for houses for sale in Kent.

Eco-friendly property for sale in Gravesend may be more appealing to house hunters who don't want to face high energy bills due to a lack of insulation or an old boiler.

In addition, landlords with houses to rent in Sittingbourne, or flats to rent in Sheerness, could boost demand for their properties to rent in Kent by making their portfolio more energy efficient.

Further energy savings could be made with the installation of solar panels to generate electricity.

German solar energy specialist SunConcept Holding AG expanded its operations into the UK in January, with its base at Kings Hill, near Maidstone.

The firm said the bright, sunny weather Kent experiences makes it an excellent location for solar energy production.

Other options are available to homeowners hoping to improve the energy efficiency of houses for sale in Kent.

According to the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), loft insulation and cavity wall insulation is one of the most "crucial" things homeowners can do to improve their properties.

New kitchens, bathrooms and other fixtures can boost the value of homes, but energy efficiency measures should take precedence.

The sustainability of existing housing stock is becoming increasingly important, with the Department for Communities and Local Government working to help homeowners install green measures.

A pilot scheme in the north-west will see council houses for rent in Manchester retro-fitted in a scheme that will help the government achieve its carbon emissions targets, and help tenants to save money on their energy bills.

George Clarke recently showcased an eco-friendly refit of a Coronation Street house at the Ideal Home Show, to demonstrate how post-war homes can be improved.

He says newer homes have to comply with eco-friendly standards and European Union directives – but older properties were built for "a different age and time".

He said: "Our existing buildings don't have to comply with anything, but we've got 25 million of them that are incredibly environmentally unfriendly."

Double glazing can boost a property's energy efficiency and help homes to retain heat.

Additionally, replacing boilers over ten years old will help homeowners to get the most out of their gas consumption.

A new, energy efficient gas boiler could also be advantageous to homeowners with property for sale in Kent.

House hunters may favour homes that are more eco-friendly and offer warmth, efficiency and cheaper energy bills.

Installing green measures such as insulation and double glazing could help homeowners across Kent attract buyers for property for sale in Gravesend, Sittingbourne or Sheerness.

Team estate agents can help homeowners sell their greener homes – and help buyers find their ideal property.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800471727-ADNFCR

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