Show Home Unveiled In Tuffley This Saturday

Posted 3 November 2020 by Keith Osborne

Gloucestershire house-hunters have another show home to visit, this one at MELT Homes' Lime Grove in Tuffley...

Boutique property company MELT Homes will be launching a new show home at Lime Grove in Tuffley, Gloucestershire on Saturday 7 November.

The development comprises 19 new homes of which seven are apartments and 12 are family houses. The company has incorporated the government’s Future Homes Standard 2025, which asks for new homes to be built without gas boilers, making for a completely gas-free development. In addition, all properties will utilise ground source heat pumps, a highly efficient, renewable energy source that has a low environmental impact and reduces carbon output by as much as 70%.

Evan Maindonald, founder and CEO at MELT Homes, commented: “The existing structure of the school building is being protected and preserved but will benefit from a 21st-century makeover to feature seven stunning two- and three-bedroom apartments. Naturally, we have named these ‘Schoolhouse Apartments’ to pay tribute to the building’s history. In addition to the apartments, we are creating 12 new family homes, using timber frames; one of the most sustainable building materials available.”

Located on the surrounding grounds of the apartment building, the houses are part of collections called ‘The Oak’, ‘The Lime’ and ‘The London’. The latter differentiates itself by consisting of four semi-detached four-bedroom houses, whereas ‘The Oak’ and ‘The Lime’ properties are detached and feature either five or four bedrooms. All family homes have private gardens and the apartments benefit from their own outside space as well. To celebrate the school’s Victorian architecture and design, the exterior of the newly-built homes will feature a colour scheme that mirrors that of the existing building.

Lime GroveThe Schoolhouse Apartments measure between 595 and 959 sq ft and embrace the building’s Victorian architecture with high ceilings and spacious layouts. The family homes are spread across three storeys, ranging from 1,270 to 1,935 sq ft in size. Branded fixtures contribute to the residences’ high-quality feel and include stylish Paula Rosa kitchens with Siemens and Neff appliances as well as bathrooms that are embellished with elegant Villeroy & Boch suites. To give buyers additional design choices, MELT has teamed up with Habitat to offer a selection of optional furniture packages.

With prices starting from £210,000, all of the homes at Lime Grove benefit from the Stamp Duty holiday and can be purchased using Help to Buy.

In line with government guidelines on social distancing, interested buyers can carry out a virtual viewing or schedule an appointment to visit the site, where safety measures such as hand sanitiser and facemasks are in place.

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