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Residential Project

Woodeaves, Chester

Nestled in the heart of rural Cheshire this self-sufficient home challenged ECS in terms of the client brief to provide a home that could be as self-sufficient as possible within budgetary constraints.

The result was a Smart Home, designed to provide maximum energy efficiency, utilising low carbon technologies. The project included a bore hole for potable water, ground source heat pump for pool and space heating, underfloor heating, air conditioning, full lighting controls system, motorised blinds, septic tank, a saltwater swimming pool and spa area.

ECS specified a common arrangement for the water bore hole and ground source heat pump bore holes to maximise savings on drilling. The user controls included a Trend BMS system that was linked to a KNX platform in most areas allowing common control units for lighting scene control, underfloor heating control and, where specified, motorised blinds.

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Project Overview Construction of a new build private residence
Key Aspects Design and installation of a therapeutic saltwater swimming pool with a ground source heat pump
Overall project value £2,000,000
Client Calderpeel

The saltwater pool does not use traditional chlorination, thus reducing maintenance and water treatment. All foul water is taken to a septic tank and, from there, to a reed bed for natural discharge and treatment.

This project delivered an energy efficient, low maintenance and self-sufficient home to meet the client’s brief.

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