The design and layout is the result of many hours of planning involving a wider design-team in an effort to create an environment symbiotic with 21st Century rural living.
Elsrickle is partially ‘off-grid’. The developer has considered the design and practicalities of eco-living and whilst passive-house standards have been considered, the pit-falls that total passive-house living have been avoided. First and foremost is an unsurpassable standard of thermal insulation and construction management to maintain high standards of air-tightness and building-efficiency. Coupling this with underfloor heating using air-source heat-pumps and solar panels, cost effective living is guaranteed. Other life-style values include rain-water harvesting and the focal point created by a multifuel stove in each principle living area.
The houses themselves will be bright and airy with flexible layouts on two floors. Every house has a utility room, ground floor shower room and a canopy at the front door – there are private terraces and fenced rear gardens. Plots 5 & 10 may benefit from a single garage (subject to a revision to the consents) whilst the others will each have a garden & log store. The design is themed to maintain continuity yet each plot offers an individual solution.
The first phased release will be Plots 5 – 10. These are set to the north of the cul-de-sac and each house benefits off-street parking and private gardens. It is envisaged that the first of the houses will be ready for occupation by early Summer 2019.
The second phase will continue further into the cul-de-sac and will include both a 4 bedroomed detached house and a single bedroomed terraced house.