Occupying a tranquil location in rural Kinross-shire, the four exclusive homes at Flockhouse Mains encompass the skills and eco-technology used in the construction of one of Scotland's first passive houses, built by the Good House Company for a private client.
Designed in traditional style perfectly in keeping with their rural setting, with pitched roofs, dormer windows and private gardens, they are built to exceptionally high standards with an emphasis on minimising running costs.
Reducing energy seepage was one of the main considerations in their design, and cutting-edge techniques have been employed to ensure that they are almost completely airtight.
All the homes feature triple glazing and are insulated using recycled materials to minimise the carbon footprint of the build while maximising heat retention.
Heating is provided by air source heat pumps, which extract heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. They can extract heat from the air even when the outside temperature is as low as minus 15° C and as well as using renewable energy they can reduce fuel bills by up to 70 per cent.
The homes at Flockhouse Mains offer the best in 'green' living while epitomising style and comfort. The waste water from the houses is treated naturally in a reed bed system, which uses plants to extract the chemicals from the waste, while the water supply comes from a private borehole that delivers pure water straight from the hills.