Underfloor Heating Installed at Belton House
The National Trust reported this week that one of its most popular Lincolnshire attractions has been given an energy-efficient makeover, complete with smart energy monitoring and underfloor heating.
Belton House in Grantham, built in 1685-88, has long suffered from a heating system befitting its times, but now it can boast a highly eco-friendly environmental control system installed under the aegis of the Trust over the past two years. The new system involves two separate heating arrays, along with the removal of antiquated, oversized and unnecessary pipework The Burton-based company worked in partnership with the National Trust on the project, which included new heating systems and the removal of redundant and oversized pipework, taking two years to complete. Belton House now has a highly energy-efficient water-controlled underfloor heating system, serving the lower ground, upper ground and first floors. This is overseen by an electronic leak detection system on the first floor to safeguard the house’s precious contents, while a heating monitoring system co-ordinates and controls the 15 heating zones spread across the three floors.
The property’s house and collections manager Dave Fitzer told the local paper that “the project was very successful and demonstrated an excellent approach to keeping within a budget while delivering a full design project on time,” he added.