Oundle new build

Oundle new build

Trenching machine laying ground loop

Trenching machine laying ground loop

Header pipes

Header pipes

Open trenches with the ground loop

Open trenches with the ground loop

Back filled trenches

Back filled trenches

Finished lawn

Finished lawn

Plant room

Plant room

Additional water storage

Additional water storage

New build House With Ground Source Heat Pump System

Location: Near Oundle
Property Size: 370 m2
System Type: Ground Source Heat Pump
System Size: Vaillant 17 kW
Ground Collector Type: Trenches
Ground Collector Length: 1,000 m

This off-gas property had a large garden area that was ideal for installing a ground collector in trenches. To minimise the amount of disruption to the garden a trenching machine was used to cut 100 mm wide, 1000 mm deep trenches into which the ground loop was inserted.

The heat pump and cylinders were put in a garage plant room and pre-insulated pipe run back to the house.

A solar PV array helps minimise running costs.