Modern homes also have a number of other benefits:
  • They are more efficient for operators to run, being well-laid out, more efficient to heat, and allowing greater safety of residents (for example, with lifts between all floors rather than stairs).
  • The homes will be fit-for-purpose for a long time to come. If a home is future-proofed as far as possible, it will minimise the need to carry out works and disrupt the lives of the residents at some point.
  • Along with the rest of society, we need to ensure that our buildings are helping to meet environmental standards. This is easier to do with modern purpose-built facilities.  Renewable energy provision, good EPC and BREEAM ratings, and consideration of impact on the local environment are all important to us.