GSHP borehole installation
A heat pump supplier that we work with contacted us having secured a project in South Devon. The client was renovating and extending a large property which would become a Residential Nursing Home.
The introduction of the governments Renewable Heat Incentive programme made the installation of a Ground Source Heat Pump system not only good for the planet but also financially viable, providing a good return on investment whilst offering a saving in running costs when compared to traditional heating systems.
The site was in a residential setting and the limited grounds prevented the use of a trenched heat collector, however there was just enough space for 8 100M deep boreholes to be installed. It was agreed that a Thermal Response Test would be conducted once the first borehole was installed as this would provide live data about the thermal properties of the ground.
This data enabled the design to be amended to 7 boreholes due to the high thermal results, this provided the client with a saving over the original quote, which he used by asking us to install a water abstraction borehole. The success of the project resulted in the client asking us to install a water borehole at another of their property’s in the same town.