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Apartments at Llanelli have the green stamp of approval

27 January 2011

Persimmon Homes West Wales is pleased to report that its Ffos Las development in Trimsaran has a collection of apartments that in addition to being highly sought after, also boast environmental credentials too.

Driven by latest planning rules to reduce carbon emissions on all new developments, the two bedroom apartments for sale in Llanelli at Ffos Las become the first properties of their kind constructed by Persimmon Homes to provide an impressive 31 per cent reduction in Carbon emissions.

The eco efficient features of the apartments include highly energy efficient walls, windows and doors, a mechanical heat recovery ventilation system which ensures that they are more thermally efficient, photovoltaic panels on the roof for converting day light into electricity. Together with a number of water saving devises internally and a rain water harvesting system which harvests rainwater from the roof tops,

What also makes these apartments so different is that they have been designed aspiring to the lifetime homes standard, and Robin Smith, technical director for Persimmon Homes West Wales, comments:

“As a leading housebuilder we are looking at how certain properties can develop over time with their residents and these particular apartments are a fine example of how we have achieved just that. As an ageing nation we have taken into consideration the fact that purchasers could well stay in the same home for many years which is why they need to evolve.

“We have therefore designed them with larger doorways and rooms that can accommodate a wheelchair if needed and bathrooms that could in the future be adapted to house hoists and other specialist equipment should it be needed.”

As part of the carbon emission reduction at Ffos Las, Persimmon has also been monitored on its site-based activity. The amount of waste has been significantly reduced, with 100 per cent of it being recycled, with water and electricity also being used more efficiently.

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