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Eco-friendly houses for sale in Northamptonshire

16th May 2011 Print

Low-carbon properties at Taylor Wimpey’s Brooklands Meadow development of new homes in Silverstone offer a host of benefits for Northamptonshire property-seekers.

Taylor Wimpey’s brand new Brooklands Meadow development of property for sale in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, offers so much more than stylish and comfortable homes – it’s also setting a shining example for modern sustainable living!

The beautiful rural village development of houses for sale in Northamptonshire is providing purchasers with every opportunity to lead a low-carbon lifestyle in a brand new, energy-efficient home, with the highest eco-friendly standards in place throughout its design and construction.

Each of the houses for sale in Silverstone at Brooklands Meadow is designed to achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3, with high-performance building insulation materials to walls, roofs, floors, windows and doors keeping carbon emissions to a minimum.

Innovative mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) systems cut the energy needs of every home by transferring excess heat from bathrooms and shower rooms to warm other rooms in each Silverstone property for sale, while ultra-efficient gas boilers in selected properties feature GasSaver heat recovery, which re-uses flue gases to pre-heat cold mains water – saving energy and cutting waste.

All Northamptonshire properties at Brooklands Meadow are being equipped with dual-flush toilets, flow restrictors to taps and showers, and specially designed bathtubs to reduce water consumption, and active recycling is encouraged through water butts, composters and recycling bins included with every home.

Taylor Wimpey is also ensuring that its building methods have a minimal impact on the environment, using only sustainably sourced timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, plus organic, non-toxic paint and insulation free from any ozone-depleting materials.

Kelly French, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We’re proud of our record when it comes to creating sustainable communities, and we’ve been working very hard to ensure that Brooklands Meadow exceeds the very high standards which are rightly expected of all new homes in the 21st century.

“This is great news for the environment and even better news for homebuyers, with energy- and water-efficient properties offering huge potential savings on utility bills at this modern village development.”

Brooklands Meadow is an exclusive collection just 49 high-quality two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, set within a quiet cul-de-sac bordered by mature trees and hedgerow in the heart of Silverstone village.

A choice of handsome properties is currently available to purchase at the development, including two-bedroom starter homes from as little as £179,995, three-bedroom terraced houses from only £204,000, four-bedroom properties from just £319,995 and five-bedroom detached houses from £396,995.

Silverstone is best known for Silverstone Circuit, which is the home of the British Grand Prix and lies just over a mile from the village to the south. Away from the excitement of the annual Formula 1 event, it is a peaceful rural community ideal for those in search of a comfortable, laid-back lifestyle.

Silverstone village boasts a range of local amenities, including a post office, local store and a pub as well as a pre-school, infant school and junior school, while secondary schooling is available in nearby Towcester, just three miles away.

Situated about 10 miles from the M1 and 12 miles from the M40, transport links from Brooklands Meadow are excellent.

Towcester, famous for its racecourse, offers a range of independent and national shops including a Waitrose and Tesco, while the major shopping centre of Milton Keynes is just 16 miles from the new homes, putting the thecentre:mk shopping centre, with 300 shops under half a mile of glass within easy reach.

The Brooklands Meadow Sales Centre and showhome are located off Towcester Road, Silverstone, NN12 8UB, and open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

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