BVT’s Hole Farm development has always been a popular corner of the estate. And in and around Jervoise Drive, with its excellent range of properties – from individual flats to four bedroom houses – community spirit thrives!
Even though the area is modern in design and layout, exterior elements of its homes had begun to become a little dated. So, in conjunction with residents groups, BVT’s Asset Management team set about giving local homes not just an aesthetic facelift but an energy efficiency makeover that would help residents save significantly on their energy bills.
Firstly, key to improving the overall look of the area was the elimination of the flat roofs on the front of the houses with large bay windows. Providing the area with some architectural variation, its new pitched bay roofs add character. And, with no more leaky flat roofs in heavy rain, they’re practical too.
Secondly, the area has benefitted from a range of energy efficiency measures intended to help residents use precious fuel as sparingly as possible. These include cavity wall insulation and loft lagging – which have dramatically reduced heat loss.
Finally, the problematic old single-glazed metal windows have now all been replaced with uPVC double-glazed units now with ‘low E’ glass, which reduces the amount of heat loss through the window. The durable new windows are a significant improvement and, with integral locking mechanisms, they’re also ‘Secured by Design’.
Bayliss Close resident, Mrs. McCarthy, said; “Quickly fitted, with no mess, our new windows have made a huge difference. Easy to open and good to look at, their energy efficiency is already saving us money!”
And our investment hasn’t stopped! Watch this space to learn about our replacement flat canopies over front doors.