High Elms is a brand new development of exclusive retirement apartments in the historic Essex market town of Braintree, which is both luxurious and environmentally-friendly. Apartments are available now for purchase. It is built to the Code for Sustainable Homes, a government standard that encourages maximum energy and resource efficiency – the added benefit is low overheads for residents.
High Elms affords only timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to have come from sustainable forests. The methods used in its construction helped to give the building efficient thermal qualities, which when combined with a solar system fitted on the roof and designed to capture energy from the sun reduces heating costs. The building's windows and doors meet the Secure by Design accreditation.
Comprising a total of 28 high specification one and two bedroom apartments designed with residents of 55 years and over in mind, High Elms affords a tasteful décor, and the latest safety and security technology such as CCTV entry systems. Each apartment has a well-designed layout and includes stylish bathrooms and a kitchen with integrated energy-efficient appliances such as a washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and oven.
Added features for residents to enjoy is a super lounge overlooking the landscaped rear garden, a guest room that enables family and friends to stay overnight in comfort and a private car park. High Elms is on a regular bus route too, and close to Braintree town centre with its wide choice of superstores, banks and medical centres, plus the Freeport Shopping Centre.
High Elms can be found along Notley Road, a main thoroughfare linking Braintree with the village of Black Notley.