Kensa Rees Farm


Owen had been in property development for a number of years, so was used to purchasing and renovating houses. He searched for a suitable plot for five years, and eventually found a site in rural Gloucester where he could build the ‘Grand Designs’-esque home of his dreams.

It was important to Owen that the house was as environmentally-friendly as possible. Owen had researched renewable heating options and met with us at a self-build show.


We specified a 15kW Hybrid ground source heat pump – a model specifically designed to provide ample hot water and space heating. The system is integrated with a 6kW Solar PV array on the roof linked to battery storage, which allows Owen to charge the ground source heat pump. Owen designed a plantroom in the basement specifically to house the heat pump unit.

There was a field on site which was perfect for slinkies. Owen wanted to be hands on with the build and decided to do the groundworks himself to save on labour costs. We recommended an installer for the internals who worked with him on the project. Owen took advantage of our MCS Umbrella scheme, which meant that the sizing and design of the heat loss and ground array were done by our technical team to ensure that the project is fully eligible for funding from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).


“I liked Kensa because they were helpful and informative, and knew what they were talking about. I changed my mind several times about what I wanted from the heating system and Kensa were always accommodating – nothing was an issue.”

Key Facts:

  • 400m2 new build property
  • 15kW Kensa Hybrid ground source heat pump
  • 4 x 50m slinkies under field
  • Integrated with Solar PV & battery storage
  • MCS Umbrella service

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