Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield & Mansfield and Crestra Ltd are proud producers of two bungalows in Calow, Derbyshire that have been constructed in partnership with North East Derbyshire County Council as part of a wider project. The two properties are built to the Lifetime Homes criteria, forming excellent homes for any potential buyer, enabling independance, quality living and maximum utlity within the home.
The concept of Lifetime Homes can be universally applied to new build properties at minimal cost, a criteria to which Groundwork and Crestra have worked alongside in the production of the builds.
The 5 LifeTime Homes principles of inclusivity, accessibility, adaptability, sustainability and being good value have been met in all aspects of the design, build, efficiency and quality of the properties.
These principles firstly apply to the wide corridors, open spaces within the rooms and level surfacing throughout that allow for easy wheelchair access or pushchair use. The properties have applicable height plug fittings and switches in all rooms, and address all issues disabled, elderley or wheelchair users may face within the home.
They have been built on a large piece of land accessed by a shared driveway behind residential homes in the village of Calow.
Each property has a generous space to park and manouver vehicles and seperate garages accessible by electric doors. Both bungalows are 3 bedroom accomodating a large kitchen, spacious living room and a bathroom with a level-access shower facility. They both have simple, maintainable gardens with paved paths and decking, which are gated and secure.
The bungalows ensure maximum energy efficiency with Solar Thermal and Solar PV fittings, along with double glazed windows throughout and an economical, sustainable boiler operating the gas central heating system. The building work has been carried out by Crestra Ltd with the utilisation of three local apprentices.