After a major refurbishment and extension project, Broadfield House is a prime example of how retrofitting renewable technology into a residential property can generate outstanding levels of energy efficiency and support a more sustainable future.
The owner had a clear sustainable vision for the seven bedroomed, 780m2 detached property and following initial consultation with Elite Technical Services, decided to proceed with installing a Vaillant geoTHERM 38kW ground source heat pump, which proved to be the most efficient and cost effective solution. With ample land surrounding the property, the installation of ground arrays that extract geothermal heat from the ground was an ideal solution for Broadfield house.
The geothermal heat is converted by the geoTHERM heat pump to provide both the heating and domestic hot water requirements for Broadfield House, whilst offering a renewable technology solution that will keep running costs low, with minimal environmental impact.
Broadfield House had an existing plant room to accommodate the new technology, which also required refurbishment. The ageing, inefficient gas fired heating system was removed and as part of the renovations, the hall floor which was located above the plant room, was extracted, providing access for the new heat pump technology to be lowered into place. Whilst the plant room was accessible from the hall above, Elite Technical Services began installing the necessary pipework, in addition to excavating the land near to the property so that the ground array could be installed.
By aligning the installation work with the ongoing renovations, the project was coordinated and completed successfully with minimal delays and disruption to the homeowners.