Sustainability and respect for the environment underpins all our work.

Rydon Homes is committed to leaving a positive legacy, delivering wider benefits to the communities where we work, minimising our impact on the environment and bringing employment opportunities for local people.

Each of our developments is carefully designed to respond to the site topography and consider the local architecture, ensuring they reside comfortably within their environment, be this rural, suburban or urban.

We are a proud member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which seeks to improve the image of the construction industry. All of our sites are registered and are independently inspected in accordance with the Code of Considerate Practice.

On every site, we work hard to ensure there is minimal disruption to the environment and we look to enhance ecology and biodiversity. We regularly supplement our projects with new planting or improvements to enhance local wildlife habitats and great care is taken to retain existing trees and hedges.

Where possible, we involve local businesses and organisations in the creation of our developments to benefit the economic vitality of the communities where we work. We aim to use construction materials that are sensitive to their surroundings and from renewable or sustainable sources.

Find out more about Rydon Group’s approach to Sustainable Development by visiting our Group website here.

Our eco-friendly measures & initiatives

Typical examples of energy and eco-friendly measures that have been incorporated into a Rydon home include:

  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • A or A+ rated kitchen appliances
  • Solar hot water systems and roof panelling
  • Water saving taps and dual flush toilets
  • High levels of insulation throughout
  • Energy-efficient, A-rated gas boilers to minimise energy consumption
  • Construction materials from renewable sources where possible
  • Up to 75% of homes fitted with low energy and LED lighting
  • Double glazed uPVC windows with low-E glass
  • Low maintenance gardens that do not require frequent watering during dry periods

Typical examples of initiatives incorporated into our developments include:

  • Translocation of newts and other protected species where present on our sites
  • Enhancement of wildlife diversity by creating new wetland habitats, including ponds with reed bed margins
  • Foraging opportunities to support a diverse range of wildlife, by planting native fruit and nut bearing species