Located within the heart of Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Gwel Y Castell is a brand new residential housing development from Beech Developments.
Following the successful completion of 45 homes at Gwel Y Castell Phase One, work has now begun on the second phase of the site, bringing additional housing to the development.
Gwel Y Castell Phase Two comprises 36, two, three and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses and bungalows, all boasting solar thermal energy heating systems and high-quality finishes. The development is being built to meet very stringent standards – as set out in the Code for Sustainable Homes – and forms one of the most energy efficient developments in the area.
Gwel Y Castell is conveniently located close to the historic town of Conwy and near to the A55 trunk route. The site is perfectly serviced by both train and bus services and is close to four golf courses, the new Deganwy Quay Marina and is just half a mile from the national coastal cycle path.
Houses on Gwel Y Castell Phase Two are being constructed using timber frames clad in brick and block with low-maintenance self coloured render, energy efficient double glazed white UPVC windows and permeable paved parking bays. Glow Worm Solar panels and energy efficient boilers will be installed to heat the domestic hot water. Central heating is installed with time and zone control and weather compensation to increase efficiency and reduce running costs.
All of the properties on Gwel Y Castell will have top-quality finishes across kitchens, bathrooms and living areas. Kitchens include integrated brand name appliances, ceramic wall and floor tiles, feature lighting and plumbing for automatic washing machines. Meanwhile bathrooms include electric showers, extractor fans, recessed downlighters and chrome finish fittings.
As well as upgraded bathrooms and kitchens, the units on Gwel Y Castell will also include discreetly located telephone, internet and power points – with high-speed data cabling available in selected rooms and multiple satellite TV points.
Additional features include cycle storage, provision for a home office, drying space, external water butts, compost bins, energy efficient lighting and recycling bins and smoke alarms and heat detectors.
Architecturally designed landscaping will also be incorporated throughout the site and will include plants, shrubs and trees which have all been specifically chosen to encourage birds, butterflies and insects into the area. In addition, copses on the development will include bat and bird boxes so that wildlife can thrive across the site.
Beech Developments’ sister company, Brenig Construction is completing all of the ground works on Gwel Y Castell Phase Two.
A spokesperson for Beech Developments, said:
“The house layouts have been carefully thought out and are based on our best selling houses at Ebberston Place, Rhos on Sea, for which we have had positive feedback. All the properties have superior specifications are built with attractive materials and the imaginatively designed landscaping will form a very important feature of Gwel Y Castell and provide a real sense of place.”
Brenig Construction provides turnkey project management and construction services for civil and building contracts throughout the UK. The company works across a range of projects from new builds to regeneration schemes and from utility infrastructure installations to marine developments.
Led by company founder Howard Vaughan, the Brenig Construction team has been delivering high profile projects for many years and strives to provide the best possible service to all its clients.
On Gwel Y Castell Phase Two Brenig Construction conducted earthworks, installed access roads, foul water systems and services and conducted work on the open space element of the site. Brenig Construction also installed an attenuation system which comprised a number of concrete pipes linked to a new hydro brake, and the Redi-rock wall – a retaining wall measuring 50 metres in length.
In addition to Brenig Construction’s impressive services the company has recently launched a brand new website to aid in its achievements.
Howard Vaughan, said:
“Our new web presence gives visitors a flavour of what we do, and the competencies Brenig is bringing into the construction industry. Once completed, the client area will prove to be an invaluable communication tool for the successful delivery of projects.
“We would encourage anyone interested in our services to speak to us, as we believe it’s only through personal interaction that prospective clients can truly understand the benefit of working with Brenig.”
Brenig Construction works towards BREEAM and CEEQUAL standards and always aims to use renewable or recycled materials on all of its projects.