Wood Cottage

The new owners of Wood Cottage wanted to remove oil from the premises completely and install a system that would provide them with lower carbon emissions and running costs. They approached The Renewable Design Company to provide a solution.

After assessing the property it was decided that a 14kW Air source heat pump would be able to supply sufficient heat and hot water to the property. The house is located in an exposed position on a hill top, prone to cold weather conditions. As a result of this a combined hot water cylinder and hot water store was installed to improve the efficiencies of the system during colder periods.

The client wanted to ensure they had the most efficient system possible so the internal micro-bore  pipework was removed and replaced with larger well insulated copper pipework, connected to new upsized radiators throughout the upper floors. The tiles on the ground floor were lifted and an underfloor heating system installed throughout. They also decided to install a wood burner in the kitchen / conservatory area to support the heating if required during very cold spells in the winter.

The Renewable Design Company arranged all aspects of the heating installation including the installation of the radiators and underfloor heating, to ensure that they were installed correctly and in a way compatible with an Air source heat pump.