Developed by Guy Hollaway Architects, this architectural gem finds its home amidst ancient parkland within the enchanting High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty and exists partially within a conservation zone.
Property type: Residential
Technologies installed: Heat pump
Collector type: Ground loops
Size (kW): 14
New/retrofit: New build
The recommended solution:
The house was well insulated with open plan living and a glass front with views of the ancient parkland. The isoenergy solution consisted of a 14kW ground source heat pump and 800 meters of horizontal piping hidden from view. The plant room also housed a 500-litre water tank and 200-litre buffer.
Heat pump – CTC Ecopart 14kW
Tank DHW – 500ltr
Buffer tank – 300ltr
The concept and design for the house evolved from the discovery of a nearby deer leap – a sunken fence built into the wall of a forest park that prevented the animals from escaping during hunts in the Tudor period.
isoenergy was asked to design and install a heating solution that was sympathetic to the natural surroundings and was consistent with the eco-built house.
Due to the exceptional design of the house, the owners were granted permission to build the property in the countryside near Tenterden in Kent. Permission was granted using Paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy, which supports permitting exceptionally designed pieces of architecture in the countryside that would not usually be accepted.