11 Passive solar homes, set in a spectacular shared 12-acre landscaped & woodland private gated estate

Phase 2 Plot Locations; the whole of the shared estate is also  indicated

Contemporary open-plan 2-bedroom bungalows & spacious 4-bedroom homes in a highly desirable location

Phase two of Woodlands Edge comprises five super insulated timber frame passive solar bungalows and six super insulated, blockwork construction passive solar detached homes.

Gusto Homes have used different construction techniques for the two-house types with both designed to achieve the same passive solar performance as the properties on phase one.

The south facing triple glazed windows allow the low angled sun to heat and stream light into the main living spaces with smaller triple glazed windows to the other elevations minimising heat loss.

The properties are super air tight and use a whole house heat recovery ventilation system to maintain a continuous supply of fresh filtered air whilst retaining heat.

The two bedroom properties have 4KWP of solar PV on their roofs and the four bed homes have 5KWP which generates a large proportion of the electric required to run the house. They also have an ImmerSun power diverter to ensure that solar power can be used directly to power the hot water heating for a large proportion of the year.

The small amount of space heating required is delivered through ceiling mounted infra-red heating panels which efficiently maintain a constant internal temperature.

Shared external taps for watering the garden are connected to the pond supply minimising the demand for mains water and the showers and taps are all aerated to deliver high performance with lower flow rates. The waste water system on the Woodlands edge site is a Bio digester with a reed bed which is maintained by the Woodlands edge management company and therefore residents don’t have to pay any waste water rates to Anglian Water.

These Gusto Homes all have A rated Energy Performance Certificates resulting in extremely low running costs and a high level of comfort within the property.

The external finish of the properties is low maintenance Cedral boarding and render with aluminium finish to the windows and doors and the internal finishes align with the high-quality for which Gusto have become well known.

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