Ground Source Review: Barn conversion, Salisbury.

Ground source heating secures Civic Award for this imaginative barn conversion in Salisbury.

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Ground Source Review: Barn conversion, Salisbury

Six horizontal “slinky” loops installed in a neighbouring field absorb renewable energy from the ground to heat this imaginative barn conversion, located in the grounds of a small manor house.

The Geothermal heating system helped clinch a Civic Award for the building - against the other finalist Salisbury Cathedral!

Heat emission into the building is via underfloor which perfectly complements the extensive use of natural slate flooring within the building.

Running costs are lower than conventional heating systems. No annual servicing is required leading to further running cost savings and the product has a design life of approximately 25 years reducing replacement costs.

Key Facts

  • Barn Conversion
  • 28kW Kensa Twin Compact Heat Pump
  • Six 50m slinky ground arrays
  • Displacing oil
  • 46% running cost savings