Eco-project boosts holiday flats

A LARGE eco-project for a farm conversion in Whatstandwell has been completed.

The property owners at Coddington Hall have converted an old farm and barn into holiday letting accommodation.

Consequently, green energy firm Water and Energy Field Services, of Draycott, has been working on a renewable energy system for the conversion.

The company has installed two ground source heat pumps to provide heating and hot water for the holiday apartments and the owner’s four bedroom home.

Director Chris Barbour said: “Both properties have a Stiebel Eltron heat pump, linked to a horizontal ground array. We dug ten 100-metre long trenches and filled each with 200 metres of pipes. The pipes will absorb energy from the ground and transfer it into heating and hot water for each property.”

Mark McManus, of Stiebel Eltron, said: “A growing number of farmers and landowners are looking at renovation projects, turning old barns, for example, into accommodation to either sell or rent as a holiday home.