New housing development incorporates renewable heating

Oak Trees is a new housing development in Slough Lane, situated in the market town of Attleborough, within the rural Norfolk landscape. The site consists of 22 houses, chalets and bungalows built in a traditional style. The developer, Bennett Homes, wanted to offer superior specification houses with high energy efficiency performance.

In order to obtain planning approval, Breckland Council required 10% of the energy for the development to come from a renewable source. In keeping with its philosophy of sourcing high quality materials for its properties, Bennett Homes chose air-to-water heat pumps from Daikin UK, coupled with high levels of thermal insulation. This also provided a solution to the problem of the properties being some distance from the gas network.