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28th January 2021
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Karonia specified for sustainable development
Mistral solid surface worktops by Karonia have been specified throughout the innovative new 'Green Street in The Meadows' development in Nottingham. The inspiring 38 home development has been designed to an unprecedented standard of quality and sustainability, making the houses significantly cheaper to run than comparable homes.
All the kitchens in the three and four bedroom contemporary town houses have been fitted by Accent Kitchens and feature a selection of worksurfaces from the Mistral range.
Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, Mistral is a 25mm thick, non-porous, solid surface that combines the look of natural quartz and stone with the practicality and unlimited creative potential of an acrylic-based material.
The 25mm thick format of Mistral lends itself to creating both practical features, such as deep drainer grooves and recessed wet areas around fitted sinks, as well as decorative curves and edge profiles. Fitted with the same ease and efficiency as laminate or solid wood surfaces, the worktops can also be jointed and finished so that the resulting seams are smooth, inconspicuous and exceptionally strong, giving the appearance of a single, continuous piece.
"To fit in with the sustainability ethos of the development, we were looking for a worksurface which was high quality, durable and versatile," explains Pete Conboy of Blueprint. "Mistral was the obvious choice as it is also easy to fit and, in the unlikely event of wear and tear, it can be repaired very simply. It has proved very popular with buyers."
Green Street in The Meadows is an £8 million scheme by award winning developer Blueprint. The development is situated in the Green Street/Fraser Road area of The Meadows, next to the picturesque Victoria Gardens on the Trent Embankment in Nottingham.
Built by Lovell and designed by Nottingham architects Marsh Grochowski, the houses achieve level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
They are designed to maximise use of natural light and minimise energy consumption and have levels of insulation and air tightness which far exceed current building regulations. They also have whole-house ventilation systems and natural heat stacking to maximise warmth in winter and cooling in summer.
The sustainability factor extends to building materials, with the red bricks being locally made in Leicester and all timber being FSC approved.
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18th November 2011