World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Tomorrow is World Environment Day. This iconic day is ran by the United Nations with the aim to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. Take action by following these simple steps recommended by ‘Organic News and Environment’

  1. STOP EATING MEAT (OR AT LEAST REDUCE IT).

The Environmental Working Group found that red meat is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse emissions as common vegetables and grains. If the grain fed to livestock were fed to people, we could feed 800 million people.

2. CHANGE YOUR CAR DRIVING HABITS.

Vehicles are the biggest compromise to our air. Where possible try walking, running, cycling or take public transit more often.

3. NOTICE HOW YOU USE WATER.

65% of what we use is in the bathroom, with this in mind, have shorter showers and buy an energy efficient shower head. Don’t leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth…It all helps.

4. REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPER

Think about going paperless – bank statements, paper towels, junk mail you haven’t opted out of. There are many areas where each of us can help to lessen paper production.

5. USE A REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE AND REUSABLE LUNCH CONTAINERS.

Landfills are overfilling with water bottles alone. It is also estimated that 3 litres of water is used to package 1 litre of bottled water.

 6.  BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU THROW IN THE BIN

From kitchen scraps that can be used to make stocks to items that can be recycled, see how many times things can be reused or repurposed rather than simply thrown away.

7. SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS

Before venturing out on your next shopping trip, make sure you’ve some reusable shopping bags with you. Plastic bags are a huge threat to marine life, and they’re an inconvenience to the environment.

8. BORROW OR FIX RATHER THAN BUY

Buying throwaway fashion is detrimental for the environment – 1 kg of fabric generates 23 kg of greenhouse gases! Start thinking about keeping what you own and become more discerning

Celebrating World Environment Day on 5th June 2019

 

On sale now at Upbury Grange, Yetminster

On sale now at Upbury Grange, Yetminster

Discover your new home in the quaint village of Yetminster. Upbury Grange is a stunning collection of two, three, four and five bedroom new homes.

Uncover the rare charm of Yetminster, Dorset at Upbury Grange. Set in an area of unspoilt tranquillity, enjoy picturesque nature walks through the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with road and rail links, Upbury Grange is the ideal home for commuters to neighbouring towns of Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester.

Developed by award-winning property developer Burrington Estates New Homes, Upbury Grange will be built to an exceptionally high specification. Each home makes the most of the impressive countryside views whilst offering a generous entertaining space, sizeable bedrooms and a British designed kitchen and dining area.

With homes eligible for Help to Buy* you can reserve your dream home with just a 5% deposit.

Prices from £220,000

The Ford is a superb two-bedroom home. There is a generously-sized living and dining room with French doors leading to the rear garden. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and family bathroom with bath. Bedroom one has a set of fitted wardrobes, great for storage. Bedroom two is a spacious double bedroom.

The Alcove has a classic cottage feel that marries perfectly with the contemporary interiors. The well-proportioned living room has a set of French doors leading out to the rear garden. In the open plan kitchen and dining room, where there is a second set of French doors. Upstairs you will find three generous double bedrooms, a study area and family bathroom. Bedroom one is the largest with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom.

The Milestone – Step inside this contemporary three bedroom property and you will feel right at home. From the hall, you can see directly through the bi-folding doors to the quality turfed garden at the rear. The ground floor boasts an open plan design. The living and dining area are generous spaces where you can relax. Upstairs, you can find three good-sized bedrooms, two doubles and a single, as well as a family bathroom. Bedroom one has an ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes. Selected homes have the added benefit of a garage.

The Gable – is a premium four bedroom home. The hallway leads through to the free-flowing kitchen, dining and family area. A set of French and bi-folding doors mean the family area is filled with light and provides great entertaining space. There is a separate living room with a further set of French doors to the rear turfed garden and patio area. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. The first bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. This home has the added benefit of a separate garage.

The Oak is a spacious and stylish four bedroom home. The hall leads through to an open plan dining and kitchen area, complete withbi-folding doors to the rear turfed garden. A set of double doors lead to the living room, which has plenty of room to relax and enjoy family time. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. Bedroom one has a good-size ensuite bathroom and a set of fitted wardrobes. This home has the added benefit of an exterior garage.

Upbury Grange

01935 345020

Upbury.grange@burringtonestates.com

*Please see a member of staff for the Help to Buy terms and conditions

Work Experience at Burrington Estates New Homes

Work Experience at Burrington Estates New Homes

On Monday 4th February the streets of Exeter saw students suited and booted ready for their week of work experience. The Burrington Estates New Homes team welcomed Ethan from St Luke’s Science and Sport College in Exeter.

Ethan is an eager 15-year-old, keen to learn the ‘ins and outs’ of the construction industry. With maths being his passion, he sat alongside Grayham, Wayne and Sam in the commercial team (which is managed by Grayham, Head of Commercial). The team implement the regional business strategy, enabling efficient cost control.

Ethan says; “I have learnt a lot this week from the Burrington Estates New Homes team, they have helped me gain an understanding of quantity surveying and have helped further my education”.

After Ethan’s work experience with Burrington Estates New Homes, he is determined to carry out an apprenticeship programming in Quantity Surveying.

For work experience opportunities, please email info@burringtonestates.com

Christmas Gifts Donated to the Children’s Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Christmas Gifts Donated to the Children’s Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

This December, the Burrington Estates New Homes team have sent some much-needed Christmas cheer to the Bramble Ward, which cares for children between the ages 0 -16 years at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Giving the children toys, games, books and more, in time to open on Christmas Day.

Gemma and Nicola from the Marketing department met with Cara Bennett, Play Specialist at the RD&E and hand delivered the presents to Sister, Louise Mould and Staff Nurse, Lisa Hancock.

Cara Bennett says: “Thank you so much to Burrington Estates for their donation of toys and gifts for the children and young people on Bramble ward. Gifts like these can really make a difference to those who are staying with us over the Christmas period.”

Burrington Estates New Homes have supported various charities each month throughout the year. These events have included a coffee morning, raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support, a 55 mile and a 100-mile charity bike ride for FORCE Cancer Charity, the Topsham to Turf Ferryman’s Swim for local charity; Estuary League of Friends, an inflatable fun day at Trispen in Cornwall, a half marathon, raffle and relay row for Children In Need, the Club Peloton Cycle; raising money for Coram –  a charity that has been supporting vulnerable children for 75 years.

To read more about our charity events, visit the blog page on our website.

If you are a local charity within the South West looking for fundraising support for 2019 please get in touch on info@burringtonestates.com

Local village set to gain a luxury new homes by award winning developer

Local village set to gain a luxury new homes by award winning developer

A collection of luxury four and five bedroom homes called ‘The Grove’ is set to be built in Rockbeare, Devon, following a land acquisition by award-winning developer, Burrington Estates New Homes.

The 1.62 acre site off High Bank, Rockbeare, has detailed planning permission for a collection five dwellings, a mix of four and five bedroom homes. Rockbeare adds to the developer’s expanding portfolio in the South West, which includes the new homes at EXIII in Topsham and 120 properties set to launch in Pinhoe in early 2019.

The village of Rockbeare is a highly desirable location in the Devonshire countryside. The site has excellent road and rail links with Exeter and wider East Devon. Neighbouring town, Cranbrook, provides a number of local amenities including a supermarket, doctors surgery as well as primary and secondary schools.

As with all Burrington Estates New Homes developments, the homes at The Grove will be built to a high standard. Each of the five properties will include well-designed kitchens with integrated appliances, spacious family rooms and good-size bedrooms. The homes will benefit from double garages, excellent garden sizes and a private access road leading into the development.

Burrington Estates New Homes will contribute to the local infrastructure levy and are working closely with the local parish council to ensure construction progresses smoothly.

Colin Palmer, Managing Director at Burrington Estates New Homes, commented: “Whether we are launching five individual homes, like The Grove in Rockbeare, or a larger collection coming soon to Pinhoe, we give the same care and attention to detail to the build and customer service for each and every one of our new homes. Rockbeare has been specially selected by our developments team as it is a highly desirable place to live in the region, and ideally placed for for these luxury five bedroom properties.”

Colin continued: “We have already received a great level of interest and would urge anyone interested to contact a member of our sales team, or speak to one of the team at our sales office at EXIII Topsham.”

The Grove is set to launch in early 2019 and is already hotly anticipated on the open market. To register an interest, please email: rockbeare@burringtonestates.com

 

£1,000 raised for Children in Need

£1,000 raised for Children in Need

The Burrington Estates New Homes team joined forces with Exeter based military clothing company ‘Brigantes’ and took part in ‘The Big Bike and Row’ at their headquarters in Exeter. The team rowed and cycled on static equipment from 9:30am until 4pm, aiming to travel the distance from Exeter to Bristol, but exceeded their target and rowed an impressive 110.5 miles – covering the distance from Exeter to Gloucester.

With their laces tied and sportswear on, the team were ready to go, relaying in 15 minute stints throughout the day.

The Burrington team also held a raffle at their sales offices across Devon and Cornwall. At Trispen Meadows, EXIII Topsham, The Quarters and Dean Clarke House – home to the Burrington Estates New Homes headquarters. A massive £1,000 was raised for Children In Need, contributing to the incredible £50 million+ that was raised on the evening of Children In Need – Friday 16th November.

Special thanks go to the suppliers for donating raffle prizes and to the general public, staff and family members for purchasing tickets.

Children In Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity, raising money to help make a difference to the lives of children all across the UK. With the vision that every child should be safe, happy and secure. It’s a fantastic charity that we are proud to have supported.

To find out more about Children In Need, please visit their website.