Land of Serenity
Heritage, which has its factory in Porthmadog, has worked together with Merebrook, the riverside park on the edge of the Paek District National Park and surrounded by a UN World Heritage Site, to create the Serenity, a home that features a host of environmentally friendly features.
Among its green features is the use of sheep’s wool insulation, which is requires less energy consumption to produce a harmless, durable and recyclable material that still performs favourably against other more traditional insulations
The Serenity also has triple glazed windows fitted with K-Glass™, giving excellent heat retaining values, and a highly efficient condensing boiler that recovers waste heat. This heat is then used to pre-heat water within the boiler system, producing heat from less energy.
The low energy lighting used in the home reducies the demand on supplied electricity, as well as being cheaper to run, and solar panels power a system that stores hot water generated through solar power.
There is also an underfloor heating system run from the solar-generated hot water system.
What’s more, all the timber used in the construction of the home is derived from sustainable sources.
The launch of the Heritage Serenity comes at a time when the government seems to be taking note of the move towards prefabricated homes in countries like the USA, Australia and Sweden.
Some commentators believe that this could be the future face of housing in the UK, too.
Merebrook is a residential park that is being developed exclusively with lodge-style homes and has fishing on site.
• For more information on the Serenity, contact Heritage Homes, Unit D, Penamser Business Park, Porthmadog, Gwynedd LL49 9GB, tel: 01766 515072, website: www.heritagehomes.co.uk.
For details of Merebrook, tel: 01773 850114, website: www.merebrookliving.com.