New eco homes coming to Longcot

Greencore Construction Longcot artist's impression

Greencore Construction has signed a design and build contract to deliver fifteen new eco homes at Longcot, Oxfordshire for local developer Oxford Advanced Living.

The new homes at Kings Farm Close, Longcot will include six affordable homes and nine open market units. The affordable homes will be sold to a housing association in 2018, and the following nine units will be marketed for sale in late 2018 and early 2019.

All fifteen new homes will be built using Greencore’s proprietary Biond system of offsite timber frame construction, and will target a negative carbon footprint and very low ongoing energy requirement.

The six affordable homes will be built to the same high standards and will be among the best performing affordable homes constructed in 2018, with low energy requirements helping to reduce the living costs for low income residents.

Advanced technology for high energy efficiency

The homes will all have triple glazed wooden framed windows, be ventilated using mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR), and feature underfloor heating. These high performance technologies and materials are designed to maximise health, comfort and economy for the homeowners.

Ian Pritchett, managing director of Greencore Construction, said:

“The Longcot site is our largest project yet, and demonstrates the significant market interest in our design and build service for developers. Passivhaus design principles will allow us to build extremely low energy homes which we know are much in demand in Oxfordshire and which will fit sensitively into this historic village.”

Greencore specialises in helping small developers and self-builders in Oxfordshire build high performance, low carbon buildings using natural materials. These homes are designed to provide better health at home, thanks to improved indoor air quality and living comfort, and significant environmental and energy-saving benefits.

For further details on Kings Farm Close, Longcot, email enquiries@greencoreconstruction.co.uk

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