Contemporary farmhouse

Marsh Flatts Farm is a stunning new build project by Dr David Brooke, a mechanical engineer turned IT consultant who had the vision of creating a supremely energy efficient home.

Pushing the boundaries of design, this contemporary farmhouse was intended to achieve the Passivhaus Plus standard – a home that combines a Passivhaus approach to minimising energy requirements with on-site renewable energy generation.

The property has its heat and hot water generated by a NIBE F1145 8kW Ground Source Heat Pump. Which is linked to underfloor heating across most of the ground floor of the property and oversized towel radiators in all the bathrooms, together with a heat exchanger in the ventilation system supply duct. In addition there is a 300l buffer tank and NIBE Uplink system to give individual system control.

In addition to the Ground Source Heat Pump, other sustainable elements of the property included Solar PV (also installed by Carbon Legacy), fully automated smart control systems, NIBE Uplink and a combination of an electrical sub-meter on the supply and heat meters on the GSHP outputs to monitor detailed heating performance and efficiencies.

David Hill of Carbon Legacy said; We selected the NIBE heat pump due to the excellent performance it delivers but also for its quiet operating noise levels. To ensure effective management of the system NIBE Uplink was installed giving Dr Brooke greater control over the system allowing both him and us to monitor performance on a daily basis and even adjust remotely through smart devices.

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