The house will be fitted with a renewable energy based heating system. The wood pellet boiler is bolted directly into the thermal store, which is also heated by the solar thermal panels on the roof. The thermal store will hold 500 litres of water at high temperature which is then used indirectly to provide heating and hot water. It will qualify for the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) from the government which gives cash back for every kW of useful heat generated by this method. Heating is provided by means of underfloor heating to the basement and ground floors. The MVHR system will circulate the heat throughout the house.
All the heating and hot water pipes are MLCP (Multi Layer Composite Pipes) which are flexible and pre-insulated. They minimise possibility of installation leaks and heat loss from the installed system.
Sadly I suffered another robbery from the site. Thieves unbolted the steel fence at the front of the site and then hidden by Touchwood’s caravan which is still on site, they were able to break open the garage and help themselves to the contents. As this is the second time the shed has been broken into the police have added it to their patrol list and will try to visit the road at irregular intervals in future.
They said I would benefit from an automatically switched light at the front of the property. However my planning permission has restrictions on this type of lighting because it might discourage the bats in the area.
The specialist Oak glazers came and fitted the glass to my two Oak features. The garden room at the end of the kitchen / diner and the south facing window over the staircase. The glass is clamped to the oak frame by oak cover boards so that it looks like the glass fits into a groove cut in the oak posts. The pieces of glass for the staircase are more than 3 metres high!
Meanwhile the roofers are working away to tile the roof