Oundle new build
Trenching machine laying ground loop
Open trenches with the ground loop
Back filled trenches
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.