Our contemporary Towan Heights homes, winner of the National Federation of Builders' Eco Award 2015, have been built using low-carbon, sustainable materials. Not only are they insulated almost perfectly, but they also generate an excess of clean energy from the sun - the height of clean living. With a variety of 3 to 4 bedrooms over four floors, every feature of these Zero Carbon Smart Homes can be controlled remotely, letting you live in harmony with your environment. Boasting an enviable location overlooking Newquay’s Towan Beach, all 14 units of Towan Heights were sold off-plan in 2015.
We’ve put a lot of thought into every detail of Towan Heights, from the dynamic use of space to the maximising of natural light. With a bright and modern, super-insulated interior, the facade is made up of a striking contrast of burnt larch and red cedar, sustainably sourced similar to the sleek, engineered oak flooring in all of the open-plan living spaces - as well as the materials used to create welcoming communal spaces within the development.
From the smaller features, like electric vehicle charging points for every home, to the large-scale twists, such as putting the living areas on the top floors for maximum energy efficiency, we’ve strived to put sustainable energy usage at the forefront of our designs. With zonal and underfloor heating, the homes can use as little power as possible to heat only the rooms you need. And where does this energy come from? Generated by each home’s integrated solar roof, with excess energy directed into the national grid for a profit to the homeowners, or provided by renewables-only energy provider, Ecotricity.
Not only can the heating be controlled remotely with our smartphone app, Vesta, but every other feature of the homes can, too. With state-of-the-art security, PIR sensors in each room are able to autonomously set the house’s alarm in your absence for constant peace of mind - and if there’s someone at the door? You can see who it is without even getting up: simply view the live camera feed from Vesta and open the door from anywhere with the click of a button.