You name it, this house has it: an air-source heat pump, a rainwater harvester, central-vacuuming system, triple-glazing and motion-sensitive lighting system. It also features underfloor heating and self-closing loos. The five bedrooms are arranged over three storeys.
Protection against wind and weather. | Bicycle storage | Take a day to do yourself and your bikes a favour with this bikeport. The costs for the bikeport are approx. £320.The following construction guide applies to solid spruce wood. Simply have the required posts, joists and roof boards (see material list) cut to size at the DIY store or by your carpenter. If you use other materials or material with a different thickness, adapt the parts list accordingly.You will find a detailed material…
Eco living: the Leicestershire home that powers itself - "Traditional rooftop solar panels are joined by more experimental technology including “solar walls”, which preheat air before it is pumped into the home’s ventilation system, and an “Earth Energy Bank”, which stores excess summer heat in super-insulated underground pipes, releasing it during the winter."
Geothermal heat pumps provide wintertime heating by extracting heat from a source and transferring it to the building. A ground source heat pump uses the top layer of the earth crust (usually three to 500 feet deep) as a source of heat, thus taking advantage of its seasonally moderate temperatures. In the summer, the process can be reversed so the heat pump extracts heat from the building.