Shropshire Rural Housing: New build

Ground Source Review: Shropshire Rural Housing, Kinlet - Installation 1

Ground Source Review: Shropshire Rural Housing, Kinlet.

In this award-winning scheme, Kensa Contracting delivered a shared ground loop array ground source heat pump system featuring the Kensa 6kW Shoebox Twin into a development of eight new build properties in the village of Kinlet, rural Shropshire.


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Ground Source Review: Shropshire Rural Housing, Kinlet

Shropshire Rural Housing Association has seized Kensa’s shared ground loop array ground source heat network opportunities with both hands, rolling out ground source heat pump installations into both their retrofit and their new build housing stock.

This Kensa Contracting delivered scheme in the village of Kinlet in Shropshire, features eight new build semi-detached houses and detached bungalows, which are adjacent to a cluster of 8 existing properties which just 15 months ago were also the recipients of a Kensa ground source heat pump.

Ian Richardson, Shropshire Rural Housing Association Chief Executive, says:

Tenant satisfaction with the heat pump solution has been high and the support and assistance we have received from Kensa has been first class.

Tenants with the benefit of Kensa’s ground-source heat pumps tell us how warm their homes are and how affordable the system is. For example, one tenant shared with us the electricity bill for their first winter, November 2015 – February 2016, in their two bedroom, 83sq.m home. Bearing in mind the homes are all electric, the bill covers space heating, hot water and lighting and amounted to an average of £10.62 per week: this represents great value. Shropshire Rural is committed to delivering affordable warmth and we continue to value the excellent relationship we have with Kensa.

Please note, the RHI scheme has now closed – please visit this page to explore other funding.

 A video has been produced documenting the project:



Key Facts

  • Kensa Contracting managed scheme
  • 8 new build properties
  • Kensa 6kW Shoebox Twin
  • Shared ground loop array ground source heat pump system
  • Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI: this scheme has now closed)