Luvli Homes - Your dreams come true
Note: this page is intended to provide only a very brief summary of the purpose and mission of Luvli Homes, a division of Resolute Estates Ltd. In a few weeks’ time, Luvli Homes will have a separate website where you can explore the wonderful homes we offer.
"More light, more space, more storage."
Luvli Homes will be designed to create Luvli places to live. We believe that lack of those three features is a common thread running through all estate development of the last 70 years.
We will give you not only light and space but also enough storage to accommodate your journey through life - from prams, buggies and baby requirements through large toys for small children, and then onwards through bicycles and ski gear to the contents of a home office and the accumulated precious possessions that we treasure as we age.
Your home will be a beautifully designed and engineered modern home constructed to precise tolerances in a factory.
We shall never use "options" as a way to extract another £50,000 for features and facilities you cannot do without.
- The design of every “Luvli” home will take account of the way our lives have been changing over the last 20 years and continue to change today. In particular, there are now over 4 million of us who regularly work from home. We believe that demand for more space at home will increase steadily over the next 10 years.
- Our ageing population also requires not only more accommodation suitable for older couples and singles but also consideration of care at home or with relatives.
- Today, there are nearly 4 million 20 to 34-year-olds now living with parents. These people are not included in any list of minorities or others who qualify for special benefits or attention. They simply have to put up with their less-than-adequate accommodation because it is all they can afford.
- All of these changes add up to a situation where third or fourth bedrooms need to be larger and better provided than the tiny “box rooms” offered over the last 70 years.
- These changes indicate that account should be taken not only in the construction of houses now but also on the proposition that house design should be as flexible as possible to allow house owners to re-plan how they use their accommodation without having to move house every five years.
- Although we regard an increase in the average space in a house as essential, we also recognise the importance of providing low-cost housing. In many instances, the best way to provide that will be through small flats. We believe the key to success in that product is superb internal design and fit out to buildings of no more than three floors.
Light and space
- By using timber-based materials in factory construction, far finer tolerances can be achieved than could ever be possible using bricks and blocks and working in cold, wet, dark weather.
- On-site production time is vastly reduced, so that houses can be constructed and occupied more quickly.
- The entire production system results in far fewer heavy vehicles coming to the site; far less noise for nearby owners; no dust to damage your lungs; far less congestion for everyone.
- The current buzzword is “Modern Methods of Construction”. However, modern methods also allow us to use modern materials which are constantly evolving so as to provide greater choice at lower cost.
- Using modern materials we shall provide roof structures which do away with old-fashioned trussed rafters, opening up internal space either to deliver additional daylight by extending room height to the roof or to provide an additional “half storey” of living space.
- All around us, we see other builders achieve adequate thermal performance at the lowest cost by providing comparatively small windows. By constructing the superstructure of a house from engineered panels, using largely timber and timber products, we shall be able to provide extraordinarily high levels of insulation, more than sufficient to meet required standards, even with much higher levels of light. What is more, the energy cost of running these Luvli Homes will be minimal.
Our precious environment
- Whilst the most vociferous opponents of fossil fuels argue for energy provision from manufactured products, we argue that what really matters is is the total carbon cost, including both manufacture and end-of-life disposal, and not merely the day-to-day operational cost of energy.
- We do not believe there is a fundamental difference between extracting cobalt from mines in Africa for our phones and solar panels on the one hand and extracting natural gas is a carbon-based product and extremely low cost form of energy. Even when not subsidised, producers are in business to make a profit. The word “Green” in marketing material adds value. So it is used extensively. The marketing of “Green” products is no more honest than the marketing claims you see on the packaging of pizza or cornflakes.
- At Luvli Homes, we measure energy efficiency by the concept of “total life cost”. Only on that basis do we use the latest and best technology. We prefer by far to depend on the brains and skills of our architects and engineers.
- By using timber resources which are EU or UK certified as renewable, and which are likely to last 5 to 10 times as long as solar panels, the carbon cost of energy provision for one of our houses is likely to be a tiny 10% of the carbon cost of manufacture and installation of installing solar panels or heat pumps.
- There are many ways in which technology can be applied to housebuilding. We intend to be at the forefront of that technological change.
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