FOR SALE – Low energy Low carbon property, Glapwell

GUIDE PRICE £450,000



Front Entrance Porch

5’4” x4’9”

With two side windows and external door leading to the hallway


14’6” x 3’1”

Hallway with central heating radiator


15’1” x13’2”

With a window to the front and side elevations, central heating radiator. Inset log burner set into a slate feature fire place with a granite hearth

Downstairs Wetroom

9’6’ x 6’2”

Comprising of WC, vanity unit with a glass top sink, mirror and walk in shower unit. Large stainless steel towel-warming central heating radiator

Bedroom one

18’’10’ x 10’1

With one window to the rear elevation and central heating radiator

Bedroom two

11′ 8” x 10′ 10”

One window to the front elevation and central heating radiator

Open Plan Kitchen/Diner

21′ 3” x 20′ 0”

Providing modern day living at it’s very best, this room simply needs be seen! Perfect for any family or for any buyer that enjoys entertaining.

Bi-fold door leading onto a large decking area.

Stairs leading to first floor landing

Kitchen Area

Fitted with a stunning range of modern wall and base units featuring glitter worktop surface areas. Neff stainless steel double oven with microwave, five-ring induction hob housed on a large island, stainless steel extractor hood, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, integrated freezer and a one and a half bowl sink unit.

Walk in Pantry

8’7” x 7”

Utility Room

8’7 x7’11”

Having space for an automatic washing machine and dryer. Stainless steel sink and wall and base units, with a window to the rear elevation and a side external door

First Floor Landing

Leading to three further bedrooms, walk in cupboard, family bathroom and sun terrace entrance

Upstairs Bathroom

11’4 x 7’0”

Comprising of WC, vanity unit with glass top sink, mirrored cabinet and freestanding bath and a stainless steel towel-warming central heating radiator

Bedroom Three – double aspect bedroom with views to both front and rear elevations

23′ 5” x 10′ 3”
With a dormer window to the front elevation and a Velux window to the rear elevations central heating radiator

Bedroom Four

11′ 6” x 7’5”
With a Velux window to the front elevation, and a central heating radiator

Bedroom five – double aspect bedrooms with views to both front and rear elevations

23’5” x 10”5”

With a dormer window to the front elevation and a Velux window to the rear elevation and central heating radiator

Walk in cupboard

7’8” x3’2”

Sun terrace

21’8 x 11’7”

Decking area with obscure glazed privacy panels


The outside space complements this property with having a block paved paths and grey slate parking area, which could accommodate up to 6 cars. To the rear of the property this is a south facing garden with a lawn and a large decking area 31’2” x 12’6” over two levels., with useable storage hidden below

A large storage shed to the side of the decking area and a log shed at the end of the garden


A forward from the developer LSPC Ltd.



Presenting a Low energy Low carbon property with lower energy and heating costs.

In 2004 yearly energy costs (electricity/heating) for an average 3 bedroom property was £524 by 2011 they was £1132 effectively doubled. Last year they were £1345, so in just eleven years they have nearly trebled, by the year 2030 energy prices are projected to be well over £3000 per year but what if energy costs have trebled again? Quadrupled?  We all know energy supplies are dwindling so how high will they be by then? They certainly won’t be going down.

These figures were obtained from the energy saving trust.


We have designed this property, so that it will cut bills at every turn.

The property has been designed by Les Stirland the managing director of LSPC Ltd who have been in the energy saving industry for the last 20 years and has been involved in a number of similar energy saving projects previously, as well as refurbishing and upgrading well over 2000 local authority properties and numerous government buildings, schools, hospitals and commercial and private developments all to assist their energy usage.

It is designed to make the most of all the different elements of energy saving measures incorporated into the property to work together to give a warm fresh feel to the inside of the property all through the winter months and a cooling effect in the summer months.

The development was designed by Les Stirland and all works carried out are in conjunction with our architects drawings and structural engineers calculations and drawings.

The new roof structure is a hand built roof (no flimsy roof trusses as you find in most developments) it was built in situ using 9 x 2 inch timber (225mm x 50mm) designed by our structural engineer and hand crafted on site by our owns carpenters. This timber size enabled us to use 200mm of Xtratherm insulation between the rafters with a 25mm air gap between insulation and roof covering, this high level of insulation means it loses very little heat and effectively makes the attic a large storage heater. The roof covering is a Marley eternit roof system which has a A+ rating in the BRE green guide, it has a projected lifespan of 60 years and is totally maintainance free.

The whole of the property is insulated to the highest degree, from removing the existing timber ground floors replacing the existing joists with 225mm timber and super insulating them with 200mm of Xtratherm XT between the joists and making them completely air tight with the new floor covering glued and foam filled.

We have used an extra thick external wall insulation system on the exterior of the building, we have used a Alsecco 180mm graphite enhanced polystyrene system above the damp course and a 100 mm Alsecco WATERSTOP KW waterproof system to all walls from foundations to damp course level. This prevents any water ingress to the foundation walls and also insulates the walls underground so again preventing any heat loss to all exterior walls. The render system is a Alsecco 1.5mm silitect silicone render making the property totally maintenance free for at least 20 years and comes with a 10 year guarantee.

All windows and doors are of a timber construction which gets rid of the cold spots associated with using plastic or metal frames. All doors are double glazed and we have used triple glazed Windows through out the property.

With the property being so well insulated and by using the buildings internal thermal mass the generated heat remains in the building and is not lost to the outside. It purposely has a entrance porch to both the front and rear doors to minimise heat loss when entering or exiting the building. We have also incorporated a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system into the building which removes warm stale air from the kitchen and bathroom produced when bathing, cooking etc, then using the heat in the expelled air to warm the intake of outdoor fresh air being drawn into the building giving a continuous flow of warm fresh air to the whole property in the winter months then In the summer months the unit switches from heating the incoming air to using the outside night time air temperature which is generally cooler than inside It is not a summertime aircon cooler unit but it does give a fresh feel to the inside of the property it also has inbuilt air filtration to remove airborne particles from the incoming air.

So therefore the building will be incredibly easy to heat and keep warm but because this type of heavily insulated building can sometimes feel stuffy it will retain a constant fresh feel internally. This HEATRAE SADIA HRU ECO 4 MVHR unit will recover 91% of heat produced and recirculate it throughout the property constantly throughout the day.

The hot water requirements and heating will be provided by a BAXI Platinum super energy efficient gas boiler. With such a large house there could be a large demand for hot water but the heating should only need to be used minimally and only in the coldest winter months.

Also as a winter top up we have also installed a log burning stove in the living room which gives a lovely warm feeling to any home. Also during the development we had to remove a few old and diseased trees so these have been cut up and stored in a new purposely built log store for your use and again with sustainability in mind we have planted a few new fruit trees which will capture any carbon you produce burning the logs and have the benefit of a new mini orchard too, there’s also plenty of garden to plant more and add extra to your fresh fruit resource

Internal lighting will be mostly energy saving LED lights which cost a fraction to use compared with standard lighting.

Kitchen cooking appliances will be energy saving A+++ rated which are much more efficient to use.

For cooking a induction halogen hob by NEFF

Single oven and a separate combination oven/microwave by NEFF

There is AAA+A intrigrated dishwasher by CDA.

A extra large intrigrated freezer by CDA

A extra large intrigrated larder fridge by CDA.

By keeping the lighting and appliances energy efficient we have created a extremely low energy usage home.

The property benefits from a south facing aspect to the rear so we have very much concentrated on outdoor living. The kitchen diner has a 36 square metre floor area which leads through a bifold door, which opens completely, to a 40 square metre decking area with plenty of room for tables and chairs or comfy outdoor sofas bringing the garden into the home. The stairs to the first floor lead from the rear of the kitchen diner, which gives access to the 20 metre square first floor Sun terrace with its privacy panels to each side and gives a open view with a private feel so a little private sunbathing maybe or take your evening glass of wine and sit and take in the stunning view over a wooded valley to as far as Ault Hucknall which is described as the smallest village in England where you can see its Saxon church which has stood there for over a 1000 years and is mentioned in the doomsday book in (1087) it’s church tower is clearly visible from the sun terrace or watch the wildlife there is much to see, keep your eye on the rabbits to see what there up to?  Watch the local buzzards soaring up from the woods in the valley.  You could even set up your telescope for a little star gazing there’s hardly any light pollution. The view is amazing and is certainly worth taking your breakfast on a sunny morning onto the balcony for an alfresco start to the day you’ll think you’re back on holiday. As its south facing the sun terrace really is a sun trap even on cooler days.

Beyond the garden decking we have also made a further decking area of a similar size so more room for dining, and barbecuing or maybe even a hot tub there’s plenty of space for it.

The rear garden is very generous but not too large to be unmanageable, we have made it a blank canvas so you can put your own individual stamp on it and is ideal for growing your own vegetables, having a few chickens or just leaving for the kids to play in or both, whatever you prefer, keeping the sustainability of the property all the way from house to garden but be careful what you plant as there is a few families of wild rabbits, who can often be found in the garden so you may have to be keep a careful eye on your plants. There is a large old cherry tree at the rear which is crying out for a tree house to be built in it.

To the front of the property we have made a large car park area and has ample parking  for six cars.

So you have a property with a slightly traditional feel to the exterior and fabulous contemporary aesthetics and very high spec finish to the inside that’s extremely cost effective to live in that encourages healthy outdoor living, gives you peace of mind of whatever energy costs do in the future your reasonably immune and is just simply a pleasant place to live.

This is a very individual property and hardly any of this type come on the market with its five/six bedrooms and lots of living space internally you shouldn’t get under each other’s feet.  We hope you find it as attractive as we do. It really is a one off property with lots of added bonuses.

As this property has 2 bedrooms on the ground floor and 3/4 bedrooms on the first floor, and in a age where nursing home costs are getting increasingly expensive it could be a idea to combine two households together in one property if this is a option you have been thinking about? It’s wet room and two ground floor bedrooms or one bedroom and private sitting room could be turned into a granny annex as its separated from the rest of the ground floor rooms, we know these types of property are in short supply but this is just another bonus it has to offer.

It has a large kitchen diner with a built in old fashioned pantry for masses of storage all integrated appliances fitted in the luxury kitchen and we have carried the kitchen through to the utility room all by ‘SYMPHONY KITCHENS’.  Leading from the large kitchen dining area it has access to the outside decking area, so you can open the bi-fold doors to enjoy the outside with no major steps to negotiate it is very much older parent friendly, and is ideal for entertaining in the summer with approximately 80 square metre of kitchen/dining/decking floor space there’s lots of room for plenty of guests.

On the first floor there are 2 large double aspect bedrooms, one could easily split into 2 rooms, a smaller bedroom, storage cupboard, family bathroom and a wide corridor leading onto the 20 square metre sun terrace to take in a stunning view over the wooded valley.

As Glapwell is on the edge of the Peak District it is close to lots of local sites of interest.

The lovely village of Rowthorne it’s neighbour has a yearly well dressing ceremony and is only a 10 minute walk away on your way to Hardwick.

A 30 minute walk to the national trusts historic Hardwick Hall and Stainsby Mill.

Visit the 15th century Hardwick inn with its 4 star menu according to the good food guide.

There are two pub restaurants within a five or ten minute walk

Two local farms shops selling local produce a within a couple of miles drive.

Glapwell garden centre is a five minute drive.

A 20 minute drive to Bakewell into the heart of the Peak District

A 10 minute drive to historic Bolsover castle.

A 20 minute drive to Edwinstowe and the heart of Sherwood Forest.

The property is situated just a mile to the M1 so pretty much everywhere is accessible.

A stone road marker 500 yards from the property says 155 miles Glapwell to London so a couple of hours drive to the outskirts of the Capital.

After an extensive Internet search we can safely boast that this property is unlike anything else on the market in the whole of the East Midlands at this time and is truly a one off! Nationwide there are also very few similar properties that share its energy saving qualities and minimal impact on the planet. Your own Grand Design.

Les Stirland.

Managing Director



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