Lancashire housebuilder, Chipping Homes, has selected heat pumps from NIBE for its new development in the Ribble Valley.
Chipping Homes has specified air source heat pumps from NIBE for its Fellside development in the village of Chipping in the Ribble Valley, which comprises 39 family homes. The NIBE heat pumps will provide heating and hot water to the property.
Fellside is a development of three-, four- and five-bedroom detached family homes, which includes the Charlbury three-bedroom home, the Kingham four-bedroom home and the Stonesfield five-bedroom detached home.
Thirty-two, three- to five-bedroom homes on the development, are being fitted with NIBE F2040 air source heat pumps to meet both heating and hot water requirements. The heat pumps have been designed to have a discreet appearance and offer low noise levels.
The remaining seven properties are smaller bungalows built for the local over 55s community, and these are being fitted with NIBE F730 Exhaust Air Heat Pump systems, which offer ventilation, alongside heating and hot water.
The homes have high levels of insulation to the cavity wall and loft, to optimise thermal performance. They are built with UPVC double-glazed windows and French doors and a number of the properties at Fellside also come with electric car charging points.
On their choice of heat pumps, Director of Chipping Homes, Ken Whitaker, explained: “The rural location of this site, which is in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, meant that designing a heating system to meet the demand of modern homebuyers was a challenge. The NIBE heat pump system offered a good balance of proven technology and consumer-friendly interface. The use of heat pumps meant no unsightly on-site gas storage tanks or the need to provide access for tank refilling or maintenance, which also helped with the site layout.”
The systems are being supplied with NIBE Uplink to create a Smart Home system. This means they can control their heating system remotely via an app on their smart phones or tablet and monitor its performance.