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Oak Framed Extension and Refurbishment, Froxfield

This modern oak framed home had been recently purchased, widely extended and a ground source heating system installed.

The owners had a failed solar hot water installation, no one to maintain the heat pump and underfloor heating system and also needed help to apply for government subsidies for the technologies installed.

Mesh was able to help with all these issues and helped to install a solar PV system to help reduce site costs further.

Property details:

  • Floor area: 500sqm
  • Location: Froxfield, Hampshire

Technical details:

  • 45kW Nibe Ground Source Heat Pump
  • 4kWp Solar Photovoltaic Ground Array
  • Underfloor heating

Our process:

Mesh Energy was commissioned to undertake study of what the options were for the client to fix the failed solar installation.

Based on the findings the system was actually removed and a far more effective solar PV installation put up in its place. Practical and financial returns were heavily in favour of this new technology on site. Current data suggests a 13% ROI for this system.

Assistance was also provided in applying for the government’s renewable heat incentive (RHI) subsidies as well as finding a local heat pump company to service the ground source heating system on an annual basis.

We successfully completed:
Technology review, solar PV feasibility, installer search assistance and RHI subsidy application

Project highlights:

  • Renewable technology review
  • 4kW solar PV specification
  • Installer search and tender assistance
  • £12,000+ tax free subsidy from solar PV
  • £46,000+ tax free subsidy from heat pumps

What did the client say?

“We were introduced to Doug at Mesh Energy when we had a fault on our recently installed solar thermal system and found that our original installer had gone bust. We worked together to review our current system and to help us decide on the best next steps to take. Doug was clear, patient and professional throughout and we now have a better solution to our green energy needs in place and by using his services as a consultant we have ensured that we will never be left high and dry by our installer again.”

Key project partners:

Architects: Roderick James

Main Contractor: CPL Developments

Solar PV Installer: Link Solar