Builder keeps it local to develop eco-friendly home near Colyton

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:01 04 May 2017

Beech Croft

Beech Croft

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A Colyton construction company has made use of materials that were close to home in developing a new house in Southleigh.

Triway Construction Ltd has used stone and wood from the countryside around the newly-built house of Beech Croft, to construct the eco-friendly property.

A spokesman for the company said: “We have used more than 21 tons of flint in total, picked up off the fields in the same valley as the house, three or four fields away.

“A large amount of the green oak was cut down in the neighbouring village, Farway.

“The majority of the labour came from no more than five miles away.”

The spokesman also explained some of the property’s green credentials.

The property features underfloor heating all throughout with heat recovery system, and solar thermal system for sourcing hot water.

He said: “A new treatment plant has just been fitted for the property, providing an environmentally sustainable way of saving money on water rates.”

Triway Construction Ltd is now looking for a buyer for the detached house.

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