This listed building is located in the town centre. Both mains pressure domestic hot water and a 13-radiator central heating system are supplied from a 250 litre thermal store. This in turn sources its heat from a gas boiler and a 20-tube solar collector.


Listed building consent was granted for the solar collector on the condition that it should not be directly visible from the road, significantly constraining the roof space available. However by mounting a direct-flow evacuated-tube collector horizontally within an inverted roof pitch it has been possible to maximise the collector’s surface area and efficiency, whilst satisfying the planning condition.