The modern homes built over the past decade have also featured increasingly modern construction materials, standards and techniques, incorporating the latest engineering and electronics to produce houses that are a far cry from the charming but rather more basic ones that occasionally suffered from humidity and were hard to heat in winter. Build quality had already begun to improve in the 1990s and 2000s, but has taken a big leap forward in recent years.
This has resulted not only in greater durability and shorter build times, but also in hugely improved heat and sound insulation, fire protection, reduction of solar glare and more comfortable and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Marbella properties are now not just more comfortable, but they also require less heating and cooling, and are therefore more energy efficient and cheaper to maintain.
This, together with quality natural materials, good orientation for optimal views and breezes, as well as methods of construction and landscaping that are more in harmony with nature, reduce the carbon footprint of Marbella homes and make them increasingly sustainable, with more and more developers now producing Passive House homes or qualifying for strict BREEAM certification.
It shows architects and builders alike are responding to the need for more environmentally friendly real estate in Marbella, and buyers are loving these stylish, efficient and comfortable new homes.