Case study: Barn conversion, Sevenoaks

This IT office decided that the best renewable technology for them was a ground source heat pump, and with significant savings reported, their calculations were spot on.

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When it came to turning an old stable block near Sevenoaks in Kent into a sophisticated IT office, the company was determined not to have a polluting oil or gas boiler, and wanted an environment-friendly alternative.

After much investigation they decided that a ground source heat pump was the only answer because it reduced their carbon footprint, was cheap to run, and did not require any servicing or maintenance.

An 8 kW Kensa heat pump was fitted and connected to 2 x 40 m slinky ground arrays placed in the adjacent field, which were installed by the client’s own groundwork contractor.

The system not only provides heating to the office using a “wet” underfloor system, but is a reverse cycle heat pump which can provide cooling in summer using fan coils.

Key Facts

  • Barn Conversion
  • Commercial use
  • 8kW Kensa Single Compact Heat Pump
  • 100% space heating and cooling
  • Two 40m slinky pipes
  • Displacing oil