Ground Source Heat Pump Installed in Dollar Hill, Falkirk

Chipping Homes has specified air source heat pumps from NIBE for its attractive Fellside development in the picturesque village of Chipping, which comprises 39 family homes.

Homebuyers at the development, which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, can be reassured that they are doing their bit for the environment by heating their homes with high efficiency, eco-friendly air source heat pumps. The NIBE heat pumps will provide heating and hot water to the property.

Thirty-two, three to five bedroom homes on the development, are being fitted with NIBE F2040 air source heat pumps, which are ideal for meeting all their heating and hot water requirements. The heat pumps have a discreet appearance and offer low noise levels, where the collector unit will be installed in the majority of cases, externally to the garage. The remaining seven properties are smaller bungalows built for the local over 55s community, and these are being fitted with NIBE F730 Exhaust Air Heat Pump systems, which offer ventilation, alongside heating and hot water. The homes have high levels of insulation to the cavity wall and loft, to optimise thermal performance. They are built with UPVC double-glazed windows and French doors and a number of the properties at Fellside also come with electric car charging points.

Chipping Homes chose NIBE, as it is a well-established company that dates back to the 1950s in Sweden and has been operating in the UK since 2006. The company manufactures a range of market-leading products that are renowned for their quality and efficiency.

On their choice of heat pumps, Director of Chipping Homes, Ken Whitaker, explains: “The rural location of this site, which is in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, meant that designing a heating system to meet the demand of modern homebuyers was a challenge. The NIBE heat pump system offered a good balance of proven technology and consumer-friendly interface. The use of heat pumps meant no unsightly on-site gas storage tanks or the need to provide access for tank refilling or maintenance, which also helped with the site layout.”

The systems are being supplied with NIBE Uplink to create a Smart Home system. This means they can control their heating system remotely via an app on their smart phones or tablet and monitor its performance. The NIBE system comes with a seven-year warranty.

Fellside is a luxury development of three, four and five bedroom detached family homes, which includes the elegant Charlbury three bedroom home, the stunning Kingham four bedroom home and the spacious Stonesfield five bedroom detached. Fellside has been designed to reflect and complement Chipping’s natural surroundings and heritage, nestling within miles of open countryside, including forests and working farmland. Chipping itself is home to two highly rated primary schools, as well as several options for Secondary Education, with St Cecilia’s RC and Longridge High School both in Longridge, as well as a choice of highly rated grammar, selective and day/boarding schools within a 10-mile radius, making Chipping the ideal location for family living. Chipping is just 10 miles from junction 31A of the M6 and 15 miles from junction 7 of the M65, which means it is extremely well connected to the road network. There is also a convenient bus service that links Chipping with Clitheroe, Longridge, Whalley and Ribchester.


For more information about new homes available at Fellside, visit the website or call 01772 783993.