This en­ergy-ef­fi­cient home of­fers a whole host ex­cit­ing features. JOANNE RIDOUT takes a look around

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EVEN if a new-build is part of a small de­vel­op­ment there is still scope for it to be a unique home within its fam­ily of neigh­bours and this is the case with this sus­tain­able home near Brynna, Brid­gend, which is part of a small group of very ex­clu­sive abodes called Nat­u­rally Wood­lands.

This en­ergy-ef­fi­cient home has been de­signed to achieve a high level of in­su­la­tion and low-level heat­ing bills, in­clud­ing us­ing an air­tight con­tin­u­ously sealed mem­brane be­tween walls which vir­tu­ally elim­i­nates ther­mal loss cou­pled with re­cy­cled newsprint in­su­la­tion.

The con­struc­tion com­pany sourced ma­te­ri­als lo­cally where ap­pro­pri­ate for roof­ing, cladding and in­su­la­tion, plus the red­wood tim­ber build­ing frame was har­vested from sus­tain­able forests.

From the front of the prop­erty it’s

ob­vi­ous to any vis­i­tor that they are in for a con­tem­po­rary treat.

The split-level roof is the first eye­catch­ing fea­ture, and any­one with a keen eye will spot that this roofline is mim­icked by the garage.

The two pro­ject­ing wings at the front of the home are con­nected by a glass bal­cony and this clever use of glass is ev­i­dent through­out the home to op­ti­mise light dis­per­sal.

Surely there aren’t many hall­ways in the area lighter than the one in this stylish modern home, it’s dou­ble height al­low­ing light from two storeys of glass to flood in.

The flow within the home is thor­oughly modern, with the hall di­rectly con­nect­ing to the open-plan kitchen, din­ing and lounge area at the back of the house - doors and walls are just not needed in this ul­ti­mate con­tem­po­rary home. How­ever, if some soli­tude is sought, there is a sep­a­rate sit­ting room at the front of the prop­erty.

Up the glass stair­case the home con­tin­ues the modern Scandi style, with more large glass win­dows and doors.

The mas­ter suite not only in­cludes the ex­pected en­suite, it has a dress­ing room/walk-in wardrobe and the joy of a glass bal­cony, from which views of the ad­ja­cent 88-acre wildlife re­serve can be en­joyed.

This four bed­room house on The Green near Brynna is on the mar­ket for a guide price of £525,000 with Watts & Mor­gan, call 01446 773 500 to find out more.

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