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The Crescents offers homes designed for the way we want to live today - open plan living, which blurs the boundaries between inside and outside space. The materials used in the construction are designed to keep their striking good looks for years to come. Low maintenance was a priority: the walls are finished in a Sto polymer-based render to resist the Scottish elements; the argon-filled double glazed windows sit in powder coated aluminium frames; whilst the gutters and downpipes are gleaming aluminium, so there’s no fear of rust! As well as targeting low maintenance, we also focussed on keeping energy costs down. In addition to the excellent insulation and double glazing, solar panels help to feed the hot water system, which in turn supports the energy efficient underfloor heating.
The interior detailing at The Crescents is of a very high specification, The custom-made kitchens are designed to satisfy the most demanding cooks and offer a full range of built-in appliances. The bathrooms, shower rooms and en-suites are the perfect relaxation rooms, with top quality sanitary ware and walk-in showers.
The interior detailing at The Crescents is of a very high specification, The custom-made kitchens are designed to satisfy the most demanding cooks and offer a full range of built-in appliances. The bathrooms, shower rooms and en-suites are the perfect relaxation rooms, with top quality sanitary ware and walk-in showers. As well as targeting low maintenance, we also focussed on keeping energy costs down. In addition to the excellent insulation and double glazing, solar panels help to feed the hot water system, which in turn supports the energy efficient underfloor heating.
The houses have a structural timber frame and the external walls are constructed in dense concrete block cavity construction, finished externally with a Sto polymer-based render. The inner leaf is formed in timber stud framing, with a lining board, breather membrane and thermal insulation between the studs. On the upper floor, the walls above sill level are finished with stained hardwood horizontal boarding. Internally, the external walls are lined with composite thermally insulated plasterboard finished with emulsion paint.
The roofs are formed from mono-pitched timber trussed rafters, lined with sarking board, breather membrane and natural slates. Feature lead flashings are provided at roof ridges and verges. Thermal insulation is installed internally between the timber rafters and the soffits are lined with a double skin of plasterboard for increased sound insulation. Flat roof areas between the pitched roof sections are lined externally with single ply PVC waterproof membrane laid to falls on rigid thermal insulation boards. Gutters, hopper heads and rainwater pipes are installed in Mill-finish aluminium for durability and extended service. Roof terraces and balconies are lined with single ply waterproof membrane and finished with treated anti-slip timber decking. Roof lights are incorporated above the Lounge and the Staircase to maximise daylight to living areas and to the central internal circulation space.
The ground floor construction is a ground-bearing in-situ reinforced concrete slab, overlaid with rigid thermal insulation board, and a proprietary floor screed containing the embedded underfloor heating pipework. Upper floors are formed with timber joists and timber floor panelling spanning onto the structural timber frame, overlaid with thermal insulation, proprietary underfloor heating pipework, and tongue and groove chipboard flooring. The soffits of the upper floor are lined with a plasterboard ceiling, finished with emulsion paint.
As well as targeting low maintenance, we also focussed on keeping energy costs down. In addition to the excellent insulation and double glazing, solar panels help to feed the hot water system, which in turn supports the energy efficient underfloor heating.
Kitchens are individually designed with custom made fittings and an extensive range of high quality integrated appliances including a gas hob, cooker hood, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine/dryer, sink with single lever mixer tap. Fittings are faced with wood grain finishes selected from a complimentary palette. Worktops are composite quartz stone with splashbacks and under unit lighting.
All houses are connected to the Integrated Reception System (IRS). This system delivers Satellite and Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT), Digital Radio (DAB) and FM radio to each house. A Quad outlet is provided in the lounge adjacent to the timber panelled feature wall, with a further outlet in the master bedroom. The purchaser will be responsible for obtaining a satellite television receiver if desired.
All houses are fitted with wiring and speaker infrastructure for a sound system. Speakers are integrated into the ceiling of the lounge, kitchen, master bedroom and ensuite, and the concealed wiring is relayed to a hub unit in the electrical services cupboard ready for connection to the purchaser’s sound system hardware.
The houses are constructed with high level of thermal insulation and the predicted energy performance assessment indicates that an EPC Band B (83) rating will be achieved, which provides a good level of energy efficiency with relatively low running costs and low levels of CO2 emissions.
Caer Amon lies in Cramond - one of the capital’s hidden gems and an historic, much sought after residential area, nestling along the Almond Valley on the banks of the Firth of Forth.
Cramond has a long history as a settlement and a woodland walk from Caer Amon takes you past the remains of a Roman fort, which sits beside the beautiful church, dating back to the 15th century. At the foot of the valley lies the harbour, once a thriving port carrying iron from the foundries that once lay along the River Almond and now a berth for yachts and popular resting place for walkers to admire the views across the Forth to Fife.
It’s easy to forget you’re so close to the city when you have such natural riches on your doorstep, but The Crescents are less than 6 miles from the heart of Edinburgh. For shopping nearer to home, The Gyle shopping centre and range of supermarkets are a short drive away. There are excellent local state and private schools and The Crescents is well placed to access both Heriot Watt University and Edinburgh College’s Granton Campus. And if you’re keen to keep fit, there are several golf courses nearby and Cramond Boat Club is based at the nearby harbour.
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