Distinctive homes in a unique location
The Crescents is a unique collection of 16 courtyard houses, set around the entrance to Caer Amon, a prestigious development in Cramond from AMA Homes.
This award-winning development is a well established part of the community, with a mix of detached homes, town houses and luxury apartments. Their design borrows elements of Scottish vernacular architecture, but these have been reimagined in an unashamedly contemporary way to make a truly unique statement.
The Crescents offers homes designed for the way we want to live today - open plan living, which blurs the boundaries between inside and outside space. And as with all AMA homes, they have an inherent quality and attention to detail which sets them apart from the competition.
Quality materials for quality living.
This was a priority for the Caer Amon Crescent properties. The walls are finished in a Sto polymer based render to resist the Scottish elements. The argon filled double glazed windows sit in powder coated aluminium frames whilst the gutters and downpipes are gleaming aluminium which protect them from the elements.
Low Energy Costs
As well as targeting low maintenance, we also focussed on keeping energy costs down. In addition to the excellent insulation and double glazing, solar panels help to feed the hot water system, which in turn supports the energy efficient under floor heating. The flooring itself is a mix of beautiful, hard-wearing porcelain tiles and carpet.
The Highest Specifications
The interior detailing at The Crescents is of a very high specifcation, The custom-made kitchens are designed to satisfy the most demanding of cooks and offer a full range of built-in appliances. The bathrooms, shower rooms and en-suites are the perfect relaxation rooms, with top quality sanitary ware and walk-in showers.
The houses have a structural timber frame and the external walls are constructed in dense concrete block cavity construction, finished externally with a Sto polymer-based render. The inner leaf is formed in timber stud framing, with a lining board, breather membrane and thermal insulation between the studs. On the upper floor, the walls above sill level are finished with stained hardwood horizontal boarding. Internally, the external walls are lined with composite thermally insulated plasterboard finished with emulsion paint.
The roofs are formed from mono-pitched timber trussed rafters, lined with sarking board, breather membrane and natural slates. Feature lead flashings are provided at roof ridges and verges. Thermal insulation is installed internally between the timber rafters and the soffits are lined with a double skin of plasterboard for increased sound insulation. Flat roof areas between the pitched roof sections are lined externally with single ply PVC waterproof membrane laid to falls on rigid thermal insulation boards. Gutters, hopper heads and rainwater pipes are installed in Mill-finish aluminium for durability and extended service. Roof terraces and balconies are lined with single ply waterproof membrane and finished with treated anti-slip timber decking. Roof lights are incorporated above the Lounge and the Staircase to maximise daylight to living areas and to the central internal circulation space.
The ground floor construction is a ground-bearing in-situ reinforced concrete slab, overlaid with rigid thermal insulation board, and a proprietary floor screed containing the embedded underfloor heating pipework. Upper floors are formed with timber joists and timber floor panelling spanning onto the structural timber frame, overlaid with thermal insulation, proprietary underfloor heating pipework, and tongue and groove chipboard flooring. The soffits of the upper floor are lined with a plasterboard ceiling, finished with emulsion paint.
Detailed by Design
Over the last 30 years at AMA Homes, we have built an enviable reputation for intelligent design that is built around the needs of the homeowner and The Crescents is no exception.
AMA’s trademark has always been innovation, design and quality, a combination of characteristics common to all our developments, combining the best of traditional design features with those of contemporary living to give our clients the prestigious high quality home they deserve.
The interior detailing at The Crescents is of a very high specifcation. The custom-made kitchens are designed to satisfy the most demanding of cooks and offer a full range of built-in appliances. The bathrooms, shower rooms and en-suites are the perfect relaxation rooms, with top quality sanitary ware and walk-in showers.
As well as targeting low maintenance, we also focussed on keeping energy costs down. In addition to the excellent insulation and double glazing, solar panels help to feed the hot water system, which in turn supports the energy efficient underfloor heating.
Kitchens are individually designed with custom made fittings and an extensive range of high quality integrated appliances including a gas hob, cooker hood, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine/dryer, sink with single lever mixer tap. Fittings are faced with wood grain finishes selected from a complimentary palette. Worktops are composite quartz stone with splashbacks and under unit lighting.
TV / Radio Systems
All houses are connected to the Integrated Reception System (IRS). This system delivers Satellite and Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT), Digital Radio (DAB) and FM radio to each house. A Quad outlet is provided in the lounge adjacent to the timber panelled feature wall, with a further outlet in the master bedroom. The purchaser will be responsible for obtaining a satellite television receiver if desired.
All houses are fitted with wiring and speaker infrastructure for a sound system. Speakers are integrated into the ceiling of the lounge, kitchen, master bedroom and ensuite, and the concealed wiring is relayed to a hub unit in the electrical services cupboard ready for connection to the purchaser’s sound system hardware.
Energy Performance Rating
The houses are constructed with high level of thermal insulation and the predicted energy performance assessment indicates that an EPC Band B (83) rating will be achieved, which provides a good level of energy efficiency with relatively low running costs and low levels of CO2 emissions.