Alongside the River Burn in North Norfolk, the Arboretum is a three storey, flint and timber-clad private house. Our client wanted an efficient, comfortable home, irrespective of occupancy levels.
Our scheme utilises excess heat, generated from a feature log burner, by incorporating a thermal store which centralises and diversifies the production and distribution of heat. The heat demand is met by a combination of biomass, solar thermal and an efficient LPG boiler with the systems configured so that the low carbon technologies are prioritised, reducing the need for imported energy and in turn lowering the CO2 emission associated with heat production. Individual heating controls in each space also enable the owners to reduce how much energy is wasted by conditioning unoccupied rooms.