The Gold team were delighted to be awarded the top prize at this year’s WhatHouse? Awards for Best Sustainable Development. Our Fairbrook Grove Development in Faversham, Kent, was given the Gold award by judges who described it as “exemplary for a number of reasons.”
Among the reasons is Fairbrook Grove’s forward-looking approach to sustainability, including using heat pumps in advance of new regulations banning new gas connections. WhatHouse? described the Passive House project’s approach as “one that larger developers should follow if we are to meet our collective desire to limit climate change.”
“The developer and its architect, InsideOut, have expended considerable effort to demonstrate the highest level of sustainability credentials. A lot of work has gone into the detailed design of the building fabric, and the construction of the buildings has been researched thoroughly before starting onsite.”
Fairbrook Grove comprises of 14 detached and link-detached homes, finished to an exceptionally high standard, with three, four or five bedrooms, each with a private garden and single or double garage. The buildings feature ultra-modern designs that still reflect the local architecture in the pitched roofs and the choice of brick, slate and natural timber cladding.
What is a Passive House?
Passive Homes save its new owners on energy bills compared to a standard home through its eco-conscious design, which includes high performance triple glazing, solar panels, air tightness, ventilation and space heating.
They are built with meticulous attention to detail and rigorous design according to principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany.
The award-winning Fairbrook Grove uses shared surfaces for cars and pedestrians and a carefully designed landscape with no through or circular traffic – keeping its natural peace and quiet and safe environment for family life.
What the Gold award means to Gold
Bradley Gold, CEO of Gold Property Developments:
“I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of my brilliant team. This year we have had to adapt and adapt quickly to a change in environment, changes in work practices and even changes in the way in which we communicate.”
“Everyone at Gold Property Developments has not only embraced that change but done so with professionalism, energy and good humour. Together we have managed to not only continue doing what we do so well, but we’ve done it better. I’m so proud of you all.”
Gold Property Developments Managing Director, Phil Todd, described the award as an ‘enormous achievement’:
“Winning a Gold What House Award is an enormous achievement that we are extremely proud of, particularly in the BEST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT category as the future of sustainable housing is something we are all very passionate about!”
“It has been a privilege to be involved in Inside Out Architects incredible design. The 14 passive house homes are built with natural materials, are incredibly energy efficient, south facing and are perfect for those families yearning to be in touch with nature.”
“It has been a pleasure to work alongside our main contractors Southmill Ltd who have used high-quality craftsmanship to transform this landscape led, sustainable design into a reality. – A peaceful and safe environment for family life.”
“After the enormous amount of hard work put in by both Gold Property Developments and the wider project team we are honoured to have received such a prestigious accolade and would like thank What House for their recognition.”
Want to own an award-winning home?
Find out more about Fairbrook Grove and its award-winning homes by visiting the website where you can learn more about the developments rural location in Faversham.
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