Development of 34 homes in a thriving Somerset village shows a strong commitment to renewables, with each of the new properties sporting a Daikin Altherma heat pump to ensure a warm welcome and plentiful hot water.
Collectively the homes form Broomfi eld Park – a tasteful addition to the village of Stoke St Gregory, about seven miles east of Taunton. The village is on the Somerset Levels with Curry Moor to the north and West Sedgemoor to the south.
“Throughout the Broomfield Park development we used underfloor heating downstairs and compact radiators upstairs. The radiators are on a separate control zone – as are the heated towel rails in the bathrooms and en-suites, so that residents can use them all year, if they wish.
The properties also have Daikin hot water cylinders – 200 litre in the onebathroom properties, and 200 or 300-litre in the larger homes.”
Louis Forgham, Otter director
Stoke St Gregory is a lively village with community pub in easy walking distance and a well-used sports ground that is over the road from Broomfield Park.
For the ground’s new pavilion, Otter installed a 16-class Daikin Altherma 3 High Temperature Split, with R32 Bluevolution technology. The high capacity outdoor unit is capable of producing leaving water temperatures up to 70oC, and operates in ambient temperatures down to -28oC.
The Daikin hydrobox indoors serves a 14-zone underfl oor heating system and two 300-litre hot water cylinders. These supply eight showers – in the home, away and referees’ room – as well as disabled facilities and a kitchen.
Louis Forgham says: “This high temperature system ensures a plentiful supply of self-sanitised low cost hot water – with minimal environmental impact.”
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