Eco-New Build Home, Gosforth

Little Elms proved to be one of 2015’s most high profile residential new builds. This challenging scheme was to create a five bedroom detached home, with additional two-bedroom apartment, in one of the most exclusive suburbs in Newcastle. Little Elms was far and away the most ambitious project ever completed by JD Joinery and Building Services but also one with the most stunning of outcomes.

The owners were keen to use passivhaus principles in the design and construction of the home to ensure the property was as energy efficient as possible,  particularly given the size and scale of the project. The idea to future proof the home from future energy price rises was an inspired choice and the final home boasts a range of green features to successfully combine modern technology with superior build quality and craftsmanship in the creation of one of the most energy efficient residential properties in the region.

Little Elms has a grand-designs style feel to it, with a cinema room and bar area sitting alongside a master bedroom with balcony and dressing room to create a modern and contemporary home for a family. The space really showcases the craftsmanship required to build a high specification property of this nature in a residential location and is one of most exciting and successful schemes of its nature in the region. In recognition of the groundbreaking design and construction of the property, Little Elms was shortlisted for Residential Scheme of the Year in the 2015 RICS Renaissance Awards.

Mrs Robson, the client, had this to say about working with JD Joinery: “A masterpiece and we are chuffed to bits with it!

“We are one month into our occupation of Little Elms and we are absolutely delighted to be living here. We watched your team build it from beginning to end with care, dedication, precision and absolute attention to detail. I’d be lying if I said the build was without its fair share of trials and tribulations but as always, you stepped up to the plate and dealt with them with assertiveness, confidence and professionalism and left us in no doubt that as always, we were in safe hands.

“We have compared you to John Lewis in the past and in our opinion, that is still the case. As is the case with them, you provide excellent service at a transparent and competitive price, go above and beyond normal customer service and deliver a quality long lasting product.

“I would hazard a guess that not many positive client/builder relationships survive by the end of a project as all-encompassing as ours but I’m pleased to say, ours has. Not only that but as far as we’re concerned, we regard you and several of your team as firm friends. I don’t think you can get better than that?!”

To see more images of Little Elms please visit the Chronicle for a more in depth article looking at this stunning property