Combining Renewable Energy Sources
Many self-builders want to create a comfortable home with minimal running costs. Planning the integration of renewable energy technology at the start of a self-build project will ensure the installation is incorporated seamlessly as part of the overall build. We provide a host of renewable energy technologies to suit your needs, an effective combination that will help to cut your energy bills and reduce your household's environmental impact. Selecting the best system will depend on your budget, eco priorities and how far you want to reduce your running costs.
Start with Solar PV
If you're going to install products such as heat pumps or mechanical ventilation with heat recover (MVHR), you'll likely save a huge sum on your heating bills - but at the same time, your electricity usage will go up. Installing solar PV can help you offset this additional electricity cost so you can achieve maximum savings.
Integrated PV Modules
Integrated solar panels are a cost-effective solution, ensuring the modules do not detract from the look and feel of your home.
Solar panels can be fitted 'on roof' using specialised brackets and rails attached to roofing beams, so the panels sit on the top of the roofing material.
Ground-mounted panels are ideal for anybody who does not want to include solar PV on their roof and would prefer to have solar on the ground.
Solar shingles can replace ordinary tiles that have the aesthetic appearance of real tiles and are almost invisible.
Save more with Home Batteries
Battery storage automatically provides homeowners with power when the sun goes down and certain models can provide backup power in case of grid interruption. It allows home owners to maximize self-consumption for maximum energy independence, because PV power is stored in a battery and used at night.
Comfortable Underfloor Heating
Water-based systems are a network of pipes linked to your heat pump/boiler that pump hot water around your rooms.
Better yet, because underfloor heating systems distribute heat more evenly, they actually need water at a lower heat than a radiator, making your heat pump/boiler more efficient.
The ideal temperature for human comfort is 73F/19C at foot level and 67F/23C at head level. Underfloor floor heating delivers the closest match to these requirements.
Slab Plus Screed or Beam and Block
By far the best method for performance of the underfloor heating system. The screed provides good thermal conductivity and reasonable response times. But by far the best benefit of using this floor construction is optimum fuel efficiency.
Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation
HVAC systems are an air filtration device which can mechanically ventilate your home. This is a requirement in new builds where a low carbon / zero carbon build is required and due to the air tightness of the property will provide fresh pre-heated air into the house. This will help provide your home with fresh air and help stop condensation gathering which could lead to mildew in low energy homes.
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