Couple heap praise on environmentally friendly home from Octavia Living

By Rachel Bishop on May 6, 2014 4:36 PM |

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A couple have praised the light and high quality finish found in their new eco-friendly home.

Jordi Blanes, 39, and Jubilee Easo, 38, have moved into one of Octavia Living's Passivhaus developments, where occupants can expect to save up to 90% on standard heating bills.

This is down to the super insulation, minimised thermal bridging and triple glazing installed as standard.

The couple moved from their two-bedroom property in Notting Hill to a Passivhaus in Sulgrave Gardens to satisfy the various demands of living with their two daughters, Aitana and Rahael.

Jordi, an associate professor at the London School of Economics, said: "With two young children we had completely outgrown the house we were living in and needed a lot more space.

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"We were also tired of moving every couple of years and wanted a family home where our children could grow up.

"We fell in love with the house and the concept of Passivhaus immediately. We thought the finish was great on the house, with high quality wooden floors, kitchen appliances and bathrooms. The windows are so large that even when the skies are grey, we have lots of light in the house."

The properties at Sulgrave Gardens are all sold, but similar properties include Elizabeth House in Wembley, with homes from £203,500 to £319,500 and Illumina in Wandsworth, offering one and two bedroom apartments.

Go to octaviahousing.org.uk.

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