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Considering eco homes

Considering eco homes

Considering eco homes Green building is a passion of mine and so across two blogs I have decided to look at the issue of minimising the environmental impact of today’s homes and living. This means considering thermal efficiency and renewable technologies and thinking about which solutions may

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June 2018

We have won an award! Somerset Property Solutions has been presented with a Highly Commended in the county-wide Building Excellence Awards 2018. Organised by Somerset Building Control Partnership, the award was made within the Best Individual New Home category for our recent project The Pen, at Westbury-Sub-Mendip.

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September 2017

  The Hollow is finished…   “It has been an exceptionally busy and exciting couple of months at Somerset Property Solutions – culminating in the completion and sale of The Hollow. “The attractive, new-build home in Westbury-sub-Mendip has come together as we always thought it would, and

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March 2017

The Hollow is really coming on…   “As always with a building project, it is a few steps forwards in some areas and a couple back in others. Overall things are progressing well with The Hollow though, and I think we are still on target for a

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Jan 2017

Jan 2017 “Lots has happened since the last blog. Its always good to get these bursts of progress when you’ve had patches of slow going! The roof is on and lo and behold it has lovely reclaimed tiles on it which (I hope the neighbours agree) look

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The Hollow – News

The Hollow, Dec 2016 All about bats and building Some things we had to consider: It is very important to take bats into account when planning to light an area they are known or suspected to use. There are a number of factors to consider, such as:

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Old Ditch Cottage

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Autumn 2016

September Start planning in earnest for utilities. Going to need a road closure – can the various companies be coordinated to work in the same time window to minimise disturbance to locals and cost to the build? Watch this space… More professional input required by Building Control

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Summer 2016

May, June, LABC info request: 1. A site investigation report to cover the following: Geotechnical Site Investigation Flood Risk Radon Assessment Phase 1 Contamination Mining Report (for mined areas) 2. A full set of Architectural Drawings are required including specification 3. A site plan/layout including plot numbers

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Spring 2016

January Having won the sealed tender to buy the land at The Hollow with full planning permission granted, we set about a lengthy further planning phase. This was due to the various conditions placed upon the application approval. Some of these were standard conditions that could be

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