This page was last updated: 9 March, 2012
Eco - Zone
We operate a green policy which means all light bulbs are energy efficient (we provide all our tenants with free energy efficient light bulbs), all appliances are “AA” or “A” rated, where possible, insulation is taken very seriously (under-floor and double glazed windows, where possible) and toilets are fitted with eco-friendly flushers. 

As Landlords we are conscious of the impact our business has on the environment.  We aim to tread a careful path between providing the services our tenants want and need and considering how doing so will affect the environment.  We find that this is a particularly good time of the year to remind our tenants of what you can do to help save the planet.  The following is a summary of what we do to reduce our carbon emissions, and be as kind as possible to the environment:
1.Only use energy efficient light bulbs and provide them free of charge to all tenants living in shared accommodation
2.Encourage tenants to recycle as much as possible, by providing recycling bins
3.Insulate properties as best we can using double glazing and under-floor and loft insulation – this has not been done in 74 Basingstoke Road as we will be developing the property in the next couple of years and will extensively insulate at that time
4.Maintain a maximum temperature of 20.5 Celsius during the winter months
5.When replacing appliances buying ones that are “A” rated so they save electricity.  Setting temperatures on fridges to 4 Celsius and freezers to -18 Celsius
6.Providing clothes drying facilities that do not require energy – washing lines and airers
7.Setting flush on low or placing bricks in toilet cisterns to reduce water. When renovating replace with dual flush cisterns.
8.fitting thermostatically controlled radiator valves where possible to radiators
9.Keep abreast of the latest energy efficient technologies so they can be implemented during renovations
10.During renovations make use of renewable energy sources such as solar, recycling “gray” water and geothermal heating (wind too where applicable)
11.Educate our tenants so they can be more energy efficient both now and in the future

Please help us to save the planet by doing your bit

Below are some links with info on simple things that you can do which have the maximum impact of energy conservation. Please take a few minutes to read through these tips.

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/homes/housekeeping/wastenot_index.shtml#reducing_energy_bills>

<http://www.futurefriendly.co.uk/downloads.php>

Shared house 3 minutes walk from centre of readingSome of our properties
This page was last updated: 9 March, 2012
Eco-Zone
This page was last updated: 9 March, 2012
Luxury shared house 3 minutes walk from Reading town centre and 5 minutes walk from Reading's main station The property in the middle is a very large lovely shared house the one on the left contains five fantastic recently renovated one bedroomed flats.  These houses are 12 minutes walk from Reading town centre and Oracle shopping centre, close to Reading Unversity, Royal Berkshire Hospital & Green ParkLovely three bedroom house on tree lined road just off Oxford RoadKitchen in One of our one bedroom flats close to Reading town centre, Oracle shopping centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading University and Green Business parkLiving room in one of our one bedroom flats close to Reading town centre, Oracle shopping centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading University and Green Business parkKitchen in one of our studio flats close to Reading town centre, Oracle shopping centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading University and Green Business parkOne of our studio flats close to Reading town centre, Oracle shopping centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading University and Green Business parkBedroom in one of our shared houses located close to Reading town centre, Oracle shopping centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading University and Green Business park
As professional Landlords based in Reading we try to remain aware of the impact our business has on the environment.  We aim to tread a careful path between providing the services our tenants want and need and considering how doing so will affect the environment.  The following is a summary of what we do to reduce our carbon emissions, and be as kind as possible to the environment:
  • Only use energy efficient light bulbs and provide them free of charge to all our tenants
  • Encourage tenants to recycle as much as possible, and provide recycling bins
  • Insulate properties as best we can using double glazing and under-floor and loft insulation
  • When replacing appliances buying ones that are “AAA” rated so they save electricity.  Setting temperatures on fridges to 5 Celsius and freezers to -18 Celsius
  • Providing clothes drying facilities that make use of renewable energy – washing lines and airers
  • Setting flush on low or placing bricks in toilet cisterns to reduce water. When renovating replace with dual flush cisterns.
  • Provide “Owl” electricity monitors that show how visibly much electricity is being used, as this helps to raise awareness and reduce energy usage
  • Maintain a maximum temperature of 20.5 Celsius during the winter months in our shared properties and in our home
  • fitting thermostatically controlled radiator valves where possible to radiators
  • constantly review measures that can be put into place to reduce energy and help our tenants to save energy and money
  • Keep abreast of the latest energy efficient technologies so they can be implemented during renovations
  • During renovations make use of renewable energy sources such as solar, recycling “gray” water and geothermal heating (wind too where applicable)
  • Educate our tenants by providing information and by leading by example so they can be more energy efficient both now and in the future

We hope that you will join us in helping us to save the planet by doing your bit

Below are some links with info on simple things that you can do which have the maximum impact of energy conservation. Please take a few minutes to read through these tips.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/homes/housekeeping/wastenot_index.shtml#reducing_energy_bills

http://www.futurefriendly.co.uk/downloads.php

Regards and thanks

Mischa & Emma