Your dream home with Zero Bills

Zero Bills homes have arrived in Essex. A collection of cutting-edge 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom houses and bungalows.
Built by the award-winning house builder, The Hill Group.

These self-sustaining homes are nestled in the thriving community of Newport - a short walk away from the train station. Commutes to Cambridge and other neighbouring areas are super simple
and central London is less than an hour away.

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No energy bills

Residents pay no energy bills for at least 5 years, guaranteed* with Octopus' innovative Zero Bills tariff.

Stylish living

Stunning high-spec, modern homes set within the thriving community of Newport, Essex.

Future-proof

Built with integrated green technology that’s better for the planet and fit for generations to come.

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About Hill

What is a Zero Bills home?


Our world-first Zero Bills tariff provides specially designed homes with no energy bills for at least five years, guaranteed.

Made possible by the dream-team of solar panels, a battery and a heat pump, and further optimised by Octopus technology – Zero Bills homes generate more energy than they consume.

Just set your home heating preferences through the Octopus app and we'll take care of the rest.

See the limits & exclusions. T&Cs apply.

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About Hill

Hollymead Square


Hollymead Square is a charming collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom new-build homes, expertly designed and finished, without compromising on sustainability.

Built by award winning housebuilder, The Hill Group, the properties are perfectly positioned in Newport, Essex. With easy access to beautiful countryside, the historic city of Cambridge, and connections to London, Bishops Stortford, and Stansted.

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FAQs

Is there a limit on the energy I can use?

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To make it as simple as possible, we’ve a Fair Use Allowance – on total electricity across the year. This is set at approximately double the expected usage, so you’re unlikely ever to exceed it unless you’ve very high heating preferences.

What happens if I exceed the fair usage?

You’ll be billed at our Flexible Octopus unit rate (still no standing charge) for any electricity imported above the Fair Use Allowance, with billing done on an annual basis.

Why are Zero Bills guaranteed for at least 5 years?

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We’re guaranteeing that you'll pay zero energy bills at Hollymead Square for at least 5 years – but this period may be extended in time. In other words, so long as the hardware (solar, battery, and heat pump) is kept in good shape, we’ll never offer a bill on these homes.

Can I charge an EV with Zero Bills?

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EV charging isn’t included in the Zero Bills allowance, but will be billed separately at Intelligent Octopus tariff unit rates. The rest of the home’s energy needs remain free.

About The Hill Group

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Hill are an award-winning 5 star housebuilder, creating a range of beautiful and award-winning new homes across London and the South East. Their vision is to be the UK's leading, most trusted housebuilder, creating exceptional homes and sustainable communities.

In its 24th year, this family-owned and operated company has grown to establish itself as the UK's second-largest privately-owned housebuilder, with an impressive and diverse portfolio of developments ranging from landmark, mixed-use regeneration projects to homes in rural communities.


Visit the Hill website, LinkedIn and Instagram

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