Environmental

In keeping with the surroundings and natural finish of the barn, the design team and builders have used traditional building materials combined with modern technology to make sure that this property has a minimal impact on its local environment. The look of the barn is in keeping with the local environment.  Traditional forest stone and natural slate have been used for the conversion.
HEATING AND HOT WATER

We have used the latest Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan air source heat pump to provide domestic space heating and hot water, it reduces CO2 emissions and the barn’s running costs.

Using proven heat pump technology widely used in the heating and cooling industry, Ecodan upgrades naturally occurring energy from the air and uses this to provide domestic space heating and hot water. For every 1kW of electricity fed into Ecodan, you will get at least 3kW of heating energy.

Heat pump technology has been used around the world for decades and Mitsubishi Electric have developed this technology for domestic application to produce Ecodan – one of the most advanced, efficient heating systems available today.

UNDERFLOOR HEATING

The Barn has been fitted with underfloor heating throughout the property.

Every room has its own controllable temperature via a digital panel.  The environmental benefits of underfloor heating are based on a simple fact, which is that underfloor heating systems do not need to generate as much heat as traditional radiators, and consequently do not need as much energy to run them.

Radiators are much smaller than floors and so need to generate relatively enormous amounts of heat to warm a room.

Floors have the double benefit of being large enough to be able to heat a whole room with surface temperatures of around 21 degrees celcius, while their position at the bottom of the room ensures no heat is wasted (because heat rises, radiators produce a lot of heat that just goes up to the ceiling; heating the parts of a room people sit and stand in with a traditional heating system involves a lot of wasted energy).

insulation

Throughout the property we have installed Kingspan Therma insulation boarding.

This offers a very good U value (measure of insulating ability) and means the property can maintain a ambient room temperature with minimal heating output.

All KingspanTherma™ foil faced products achieve a 2008 Green Guide rating of A+

Throughout the property we have installed Kingspan Therma insulation boarding.  This offers a very good U value (measure of insulating ability) and means the property can maintain a ambient room temperature with minimal heating output.

All KingspanTherma™ foil faced products achieve a 2008 Green Guide rating of A+