Brits going green when it comes to buying a second home in Spain

Sustainability is a key issue among Brits looking for a second home in Spain according to one developer.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 2:07 pm

Taylor Wimpey España says environmental matters continue to attract attention. with solar panels and energy cost savings the buyers’ main focus.

It says new-build properties in Spain are winning over buyers thanks to their eco-friendly credentials, with solar panels and energy cost savings topping buyers’ priority lists.

Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España sales and marketing director, said: “All of our new homes achieve at least a B energy rating in terms of their sustainability and efficiency.

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“It’s something we’re increasingly talking to our buyers about – our virtual catalogues now have a dedicated sustainability section that outlines each development’s environmental credentials.”

Green details at Taylor Wimpey España developments include using high percentages of recycled material, low-consumption lighting and top energy-rated appliances as well as recycling facilities and electric vehicle charging points on communial areas.

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Taylor Wimpey Espana says new builds continue to out-perform second-hand homes in Spain.