Great House Farm, Cardiff


Built on the outskirts of Cardiff, Great House Farm is a development of one-, two- and three-bedroom properties that boast some of the most advanced sustainability measures of any UK housing project.

When embarking on the project, South Wales developer LivEco was tasked with finding a system that would deliver cost-effective, reliable home heating and ventilation – whist ensuring any improvements to the Grade-II listed farm buildings remained as sympathetic as possible to the original style.

Having worked with NIBE products before, local architect Gillard Associates specified eight NIBE F470 exhaust air heat pumps (EAHPs) to provide the homes with hot water and space heating, as well as an effective ventilation solution, given the development’s high levels of airtightness. LivEco took a fabric-first approach to heat-loss protection, making sure there was no leakage through the walls, windows or roofs. This, matched with lower temperature underfloor heating downstairs and upstairs, means the homes have the ideal setup for the NIBE F470.


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