Advancing internal fit out stage
Having a south facing roof has enabled the installation of Solar Photovoltaic panels that transform free energy from the sun into electricity that can be converted to make it suitable for household use.
Another low carbon, renewable heat source being installed in this new home is an air source heat pump. The air to water heat pump takes heat from the outside air and feeds it into the wet central heating system which in this case is through an under-floor heating installation. Whilst not zero carbon due to the need for electricity to run the pump, the potential to generate electricity from the solar panels will undoubtedly improve this overall position.
Throughout, high levels of fabric insulation and robustness in construction to provide an airtight envelop are fundamental to achieving the overall principle of a low carbon, efficient and ‘green’ home, that was the vision of our client. Visual inspections are being made at key stages in the construction process to ensure best possible practice and a preliminary air test is planned prior to ‘covering up’ the first fix installations to identify any issues at a time when it would be comparatively easy to rectify.