Ground Source for 17th Century Malt Barn
- 17th Century, Grade 2 listed building. Redundant and dilapidated Malt barn.
- Re-roofed, re-lined and totally refurbished and modernised into open plan ancillary accommodation.
- 80m² floor area over 2 floors. Underfloor heating on the ground floor and trench heaters on the first floor.
- Maximum heating load approximately 5 kW plus Domestic Hot Water.
- Client: Private Couple
- Architect: Reg Ellis and Associates, Chipping Campden
- Main Contractor: DA Cook (Builders) Ltd, Winchcombe
- Plumbing and Heating Engineers: Booth and Bomford (Evesham) Ltd
Ecoliving were asked by Booth and Bomford to supply and fit a NIBE F1245 5kW, ground source heat pump with 300m of surface ground collector to this property as part of its total refurbishment. Working to a tight timescale the ground collector loop was fitted first and subsequently connected to the heat pump, pressure tested and filled with a water/antifreeze mix. The heat pump was in turn connected to the heating and hot water system. After installation the bespoke kitchen units were able to be fitted, by others, around the heat pump to give a "built-in" appearance.