First Carbon Zero Home from Edenstone


Edenstone Homes’ first ‘green’ house is now on sale in Aberthin, with a promise that the Magor-based home builder will offer carbon zero homes across its developments by 2021. Its very first eco-friendly house has been built at its Llanfair Meadow development in Aberthin.

The four-bedroom ‘Tewkesbury’ home is one of the first new build zero carbon homes to be released for sale in Wales, designed to produce more energy than it will require over the year.

“When people think of a zero carbon home they tend to assume that it will have a much more contemporary design, but that doesn’t have to be the case. The zero carbon home we have built at Llanfair Meadow looks just like the other homes, but has the ‘hidden’ benefit of being kinder to the environment. It has a dual benefit in that while saving energy, it should also save on running costs,” said Martin Taylor, Managing Director of Edenstone Homes.

“We are committed to sustainability and take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. Our vision is that by 2021 we will have carbon zero homes on every development we create,” he added.

The zero carbon home includes 27 PV panels capable of producing 8.64kW of energy, with an innovative home battery system to store the electricity generated. Hot water and heating will be provided by an air source heat pump and there is even an electric car charger built in to the garage.

Edenstone has calculated that someone buying the zero carbon home would pay £1,399 less on running costs compared with if they bought the same property built to current regulations. Priced at £535,000, the carbon zero Tewkesbury is one of the final few homes to be released at Llanfair Meadow.

Featuring a lounge to the front, with combined kitchen, dining and family room spanning the width of the property, the Tewkesbury also provides a practical utility and convenient cloakroom. With the master and second bedroom each having an en-suite, just two bedrooms will be served by the main bathroom. The master also benefits from a dressing room.

Perfectly positioned on the edge of Aberthin, the homes at Llanfair Meadow are surrounded by a beautiful scenery, enabling homeowners to embrace modern village living at its very best.


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