A unique development of three outstanding detached properties of high sustainable credentials, set on the edge of the village of Great Yeldham, Essex.
Elevations of horizontal cedar cladding, crisp pale render and expanses of glass give the houses at The Grove a stand-out, contemporary look right out of the pages of a design magazine.
Boasting 1,840 or 1,990 sq ft of living space, each dwelling has been designed with rooms that are generous, multifunctional and a pleasure to spend time in. The internal layouts of the houses are designed to be flexible and practical, meeting Lifetime Homes standards. These homes have been certified to level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes which means exceptional levels of insulation and airtightness, reduced water consumption, A+ rated appliances and provision for home-working. Solar thermal panels on the roof of each home provide hot water, an air source heat pump powers the heating and rainwater is harvested to re-use in washing machines, WCs and outside taps. These features reduce their carbon footprint and help to keep running costs low.
Completed Autumn 2013
Architect: Modece Architects