Barratt’s eco-friendly development in Almondsbury near Bristol was designed to cater for those who are keen to make the world a more environmentally conscious place, and the development, which is known as Hortham Village, is proving to be very popular.

“Our show home, The Marlowe, has two solar panels built into the roof and this is just one of the many eco-friendly features to be found at this development,” Louise Ware, Barratt Sales Director, commented.

Solar panels mounted on a house roof - Saving money and the environment
Solar panels mounted on a house roof – Saving money and the environment

The aim of the development is to make sustainable living as easy as possible, with simple practical solutions that, if implemented ‘en masse’, could make a huge difference.

“Every home at this site will have energy-efficient insulation, low energy light fittings and waste separation units – all of which will help to create a more sustainable community for residents,” she added.

Installing thermal roof insulation layer - using mineral wool panels.
Installing thermal roof insulation layer – using mineral wool panels.
Applying Expandable Foam Insulation to Window
Applying Expandable Foam Insulation to Window
Applying Weather Seal Caulk to Window Frame
Applying Weather Seal Caulk to Window Frame

“Outside we will provide rotary washing lines as an alternative to dryers, and water butts to collect rainwater for watering the garden.”

water butts to collect rainwater for watering the garden
Water butts to collect rainwater for watering the garden

Ms Ware went on to point out that the initiative has also acknowledged the need to create homes that complement the environment without compromising the comfort or standard of living of the occupants.

“For those looking to work from home, the second bedrooms have facilities such as two double sockets and two telephone points,” she remarked.

“We’ve just sold a Marlowe house type. In addition to the energy-saving characteristics, this five-bedroom detached property comes with a double garage and a spacious lounge, as well as a separate dining room – it’s the ideal property for a family.”

Upon its completion, the Hortham Village development will boast a selection of 95 homes, offering both apartments and houses. There is currently a limited number of three and four-bedroom houses available with prices ranging from £284,995 to £436,500.

Hortham Village is not only proving popular for its eco-friendly status, the new development is surrounded by 50 acres of tranquil woodland coupled with good transport links, with the nearby M5 offering quick access to Cribbs Causeway and Bristol City Centre.

The architects and landscapers of the site have also put clear emphasis on the importance of a charming layout to complement the eco-friendly facilities, with open landscape areas and attractive street layouts and courtyards giving the development a strong sense of community.

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