Eco homes score top marks for efficiency
While many new build properties offer high levels of energy efficiency and score well on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), a legal requirement for all homes, it is less common to see an older property do the same. Dean Barn in Wilmslow is one such property, converted last year by developers Mac-Taylor. Awarded with a coveted A EPC rating, the property features a full spectrum of contemporary eco features, including solar panels, an air source heat pump, rain water recycling and a grass roof on the attached annexe, all of which translate into considerable savings for the homeowner. The property has been meticulously converted from a dilapidated barn, and fuses traditional red brickwork with oak cladding and large double glazed windows, which ensure bright and airy accommodation. An open plan living space with double sided log burner forms the centrepiece, while three double bedrooms are positioned at the opposite end of the barn. Dean Barn is neatly located on the edge of Wilmslow town, which boasts many restaurants, shops and bars as well as fast links into Manchester, while the picturesque village of Alderley Edge is little over three miles away, forming part of Cheshires prestigious Golden Triangle. The property is on the market for 945,000 with our Wilmslow office, for more information, click here.  Anthony House in Ivybridge, Devon also has excellent eco credentials. Built in the Scandinavian style, the property mixes architectural excellence and interior design combined perfectly with quality materials. The property has been built specifically with ease of maintenance and high thermal value in mind, including triple glazed windows and solar panels. The property is on the market for 625,000 with our Exeter office, for more information please click here.  Jackson-Stops & Staff have also recently sold a plot with planning permission for The Bower, a detached five bedroom eco home in Upper Basildon, Reading, with the emphasis for the plans focusing on a cost efficient property to build with low outgoings. If you would like more information about any of our land development opportunities, please click here.