Seaton’s environmentally friendly seafront development crowned best in the UK

A low energy high design seafront development in Seaton has won double recognition in the International Property Awards.

The property has been named Best Apartment Devon for its penthouse and Best Sustainable Residential Development in the UK.

It is the first multi-block development in the UK to be certified as Passivhaus Plus.


Mike Webb, Seaton Beach managing director, said: “To be recognised by our industry peers for our Passivhaus apartment block is a great honour. 

“Not many UK developers build to this standard from Germany – now over 30 years old and globally recognised.

“We could have taken the traditional route, however we believed it was the right way forward for the environment.”

Alex Alsop, from Norrsken, the company which supplied and installed the high-performance tripled glazed windows and sliding doors, said: “We’re very proud to be part of this project and deliver practicality and comfort to the homeowners.”

Seaton Beach is one of just over 300 fully certified Passivhaus projects constructed in the UK in the last 15 years. 

Passivhaus is built with ‘meticulous’ attention to detail and ‘rigorous’ design and construction.

A spokesperson for the energy-efficient development said the property boasts a constant supply of silently circulated filtered fresh air, solar panels to minimise running costs and reduce the carbon footprint, triple glazing, extra insulation and airtight construction, using 90 per cent less energy than a typical new build.

The spokesperson said: “Seaton Beach is one of just over three hundred fully certified Passivhaus projects constructed in the UK in the last fifteen years.

“Passivhaus applies a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency, which results in ultra-low energy buildings, reducing their ecological footprint.”

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