Future-proofing: How important is it to the home-buying equation?

Future-proofing: How important is it to the home-buying equation?

Not so long ago, the typical home-buyer wish list was likely to comprise of some fairly stereotypical selling points, with sizeable bedrooms, a south-facing garden and off-street parking (for example) likely to top the list of non-negotiables.

Fast forward to the present day, and the 'location, location...' theme which all but dominated buyer conversations, has taken a sharp 'sustainability' turn, bringing the topic of ‘future-proofing’ and electric car compatability (specifically) into much sharper focus.

It comes on the raft of the Government's ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars after 2030 - the implications of which are not just re-shaping home-buyer priorities, but also pushing up the premium of those properties with 'road ready' capabilities.

One property that is representative of this growing body of ‘greener’ housing stock - particularly with it’s recently-installed driveway EV charging point - is this beautifully presented five bedroom detached family home in a gated select development built by Nicholas King Homes. With over 3290 sq ft of living space, it features many modern features including discreet solar panels, underfloor heating and smart lighting. To the rear there is a beautifully landscaped garden providing a high degree of privacy, double garage and ample driveway parking.


Within the next eight years, the effect of the electric car movement on the property market is expected to be considerable, with energy efficient upgrades (and the correct car-charging infrastructure) offering exponential benefits for home-sellers and buyers alike, relative to the departure from mainstream energy economy.

For more benefits on the featured property and similar listings in the Maidenhead area, please contact Braxton Estate Agents on 01628 674234.