Second phase of Somerset scheme underway

The second and final phase of a bespoke housing scheme by Acorn Property Group, in the Somerset town of Bruton is to be launched in September.

Longcroft at Cubis Bruton will see 28 three- and four-bedroom houses brought to the area, with an emphasis on low-maintenance living and sustainable, modern design.

Julian Hampson, group design director at Acorn, said: “From the start of the project, there has been a close collaboration between Artist, Architect and Landscape, to create contemporary homes in such a picturesque rural setting, while keeping a green and familiar landscape. We fully understand the importance of respecting the history of Bruton, whilst mirroring the town’s forward-looking approach.

“Bold, simple and textural, we have worked hard to create unique identities for each house and each part of the site and enliven the street scenes. We’ve also been conscious about the biodiversity of the whole development and decided to use bee-friendly materials and to provide new bat boxes to encourage and support local wildlife.”

As well as this stylish design, Acorn has placed big emphasis on creating a highly sustainable development, with residents benefitting from a host of eco features.

These include a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery system that provides fresh filtered air into the homes, while retaining most of the energy already used to heat it, and superior insulation, which is up to 58% better at ensuring maximum heat retention than current build regulations.

These features, alongside underfloor heating to the ground floor of properties, PV panels and triple glazed windows, which are all designed to reduce heating costs and improve efficiency, will help the homes achieve an EPC rating of A.

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