Noticed anything different about the housing market? No, not prices, lead times or general market turmoil. It’s the technology that houses now contain. And whether it’s up to the new sustainable, environmental standards of the great British public.
Kieran McCloud, Head of Marketing at Stirling Ackroyd, says: “Sustainability has become a major decision point for a large number of people. Whereas before the pandemic smart-home design and technology was seen as a ‘nice to have’, today, things like underfloor heating, bi-fold doors and solar panels are desired for both their environmental and energy saving qualities.”
Kiren’s words are backed by Sterling Akroyd’s hard data. People’s desire for Bi-fold doors has shot up by 589% in two years, with underfloor heating up +114%.
This house in in Mitcham has it all: Underfloor heating and bi-fold doors. So if you want your toes warm rather than curled as you patter about your home office, check it out. It even has solar to make you feel smug.
And here’s another with plenty of space, light and heat. It’s a three-bedroom, duplex, penthouse apartment spread across the third and fourth floors of a Grade II listed building, but they’ve managed to get underfloor heating throughout Oh, and its right next to The Barbican Centre.
If you are looking to sell you property or buy a new home in the months ahead, click here to speak to Stirling Ackroyd.