The houses, duplexes and apartments at The Grove have been designed by award winning architects, O’Mahony Pike who focused on maximizing light and space by including high ceilings and full length windows to create a bright and airy feel.hide features >
One of the most impressive features of The Grove is the 10ft/ 3m high ceilings on the ground floor giving a bright and airy feel. The walls and ceilings are skimmed and painted throughout with a neutral colour and finish with contemporary skirting and architraves throughout. All joinery is oil based paint excluding the attractive stair handrail which is Iroko hardwood.
The solid core shaker style extra height doors (2.4m) have a recessed trim with brushed chrome ironmongery throughout with bronze finish handles.
Custom design ‘Nolan Kitchen’ with contemporary solid style haze and graphite painted doors, brushed steel handles and the free standing extra wide Quartz stone island completes the kitchen with under mounted white Carlow range bowl and half ceramic sink.
AEG integrated appliances comprising 4 ring gas hob, built in microwave and multi-function oven combi, integrated dishwasher and 50/50 fridge freezer. High quality Telescopic extractor hood. Dual zone wine cooler as standard. A Zanussi washing machine and condenser dryer is located in the utility room.
Stylish and contemporary bathrooms and en-suites with RAK 600 Series sanitary ware by Sonas. Wall and floor tiling in all wet areas with rain shower overhead as per show house. All bathrooms are fitted with chrome heated towel rail and Quartz stone counter tops over the vanity units.
Elegant built in stepped shaker style wardrobes with vintage oak carcass by Bedroom Elegance. The master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe with ample storage while the other bedrooms contain extensive double hanging rails and shelving.
High performance, triple gazed windows by Munster Joinery. The front door has an Ultratech composite steel multi point locking system with triple glazing. Access to the rear garden is via an Aluclad high performance triple glazed full wall length panoramic rear screen with multi point locking mechanism sliding door. Large Velux roof windows fitted as standard.
The Grove is an A energy rated development with a modernised gas fired central heating system with multi zoned controls, and the added benefit of a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system throughout the house.
Generous and well-designed lighting and power points with brushed chrome finished sockets and switches on the ground floor and contemporary white switches upstairs. Recessed LED down lighters in the hall, living room, kitchen, bathrooms and en-suite. Cat5 allows for high speed broadband with SKY TV, UPC and Eircom. Smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors are fitted as standard. Pre-wired for a security alarm.
Striking porcelain floor tiling fitted as standard in the ground floor hall, kitchen, utility, w.c. and store room. Beautiful dark oak timber laminate complete the living room.
High quality ‘Kilsaran’ cobble lock driveway allowing for two car park spaces (houses). Elegant brickwork to front and gable of the exterior walls giving for a low maintenance finish with coloured render finish with zinc covered canopies over the entrance door, bay and dormer window.
The gardens offer a wonderful extension of the living space at the property. Gardens open to a stylish high quality patio with outdoor lighting and water tap. This leads to the raked and seeded garden which is fenced with attractive timber panels with rear gate (Block 2). Durkan Estates have fitted each house with a Barna type timber shed with power point socket and light.
By investing in new technologies and making improvements to the materials used at The Grove, Durkan Estates have constructed houses which offer a more sustainable way of living and are more comfortable and energy efficient than those constructed in times past. Passive house principles have been adopted to the highest standards at The Grove which future proof these homes and exceed all current building standards and regulations. The following features combine to create a greener home with superior levels of comfort and lower energy usage:
The houses at The Grove boast a high A3-A2 BER rating (low energy, low carbon). This contributes to a significant reduction in the cost of heating the houses.
Masonry twin wall providing a warm home due to high insulation levels exceeding industrial standards reducing heat loss through floors, walls and roof. Thermal mass is used for passive heat storage. Solid plastered masonry walls between houses giving added sound insulation.
High performance, low U-value triple glazed windows. The benefits include durability, better insulation with an attractive appearance. Low emission argon filled windows which reflect heat back into the room.
Mechanical Heat Recovery and Ventilation System which is designed for 24 hour continuous exhaust ventilation of stale moist air from the kitchens, bathrooms and en-suites. As the air is extracted a heat exchanger within the system transfers the majority of the heat into fresh air supply entering the living room and bedrooms. The benefits of this system are managed ventilation, reduced heat loss and less dust and pollutants as the fresh air is filtered.
Improved air tightness works together with the MHRV to retain heat, reducing heat loss and minimizes exposure to external elements.
Solar Photovoltaic Panels mounted on the roof utilize free energy from the sun to produce electricity for domestic requirements which will reduce energy bills.
Each home is covered by the 10-year HomeBond guarantee scheme.