Orchard Fields, Siddington

Principle Designer and Employers Agent for this new high-end housing development on the outskirts of Cirencester, a stunning new neighbourhood of 88 sustainable homes that harness cutting edge energy-saving technology with beautiful design. Working to the stringent Association for Environment Conscious Building standards, which demand excellent construction and low energy consumption. Every home has up to 12 solar panels seamlessly embedded into its slate-tiled roof, 45cm thick walls filled with eco-friendly insulation, triple glazing and airtight interiors to eliminate draughts. An energy-efficient mechanical ventilation heat recovery system keeps the interiors comfortably warm in winter and refreshingly cool in summer. Clever small-bore pipes deliver rapid hot water to sinks and showers so that heat loss and water waste is reduced.

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