Air Source Heat Pumps For All New Homes at Church Farm.

October 2021


We are installing air source heat pumps in every home at our new Church Farm community development in Radley.


The pumps are an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional gas and oil boilers, and also have the potential to significantly reduce overall energy bills

Church Farm, which will eventually include 240 properties, is being developed in line with our ‘how we build principles’, based on the belief landowners have a social, economic and moral responsibility to deliver quality housing solutions of which its local community can be proud.

“Air source heat pumps are a low carbon way to heat your home, which is not only better for the environment but also has the potential to help save money on energy bills,” said our MD Graham Flint.

“At Church Farm on average we have improved the current Building Regulations level of carbon emissions by as much as 60% as a result of adopting air source heat pumps combined with the photovoltaic panels that we’re also installing in every home,” he added.

Air source heat pumps work like refrigerators in reverse, taking heat from the air, compressing it into liquid which increases its temperature. The pump will then transfer the heat to the home’s central heating system.

All of the homes will also have an EPC rating of A, giving every homeowner a greater level of comfort, with the potential to further reduce heating costs.

The air source heat pumps and solar panels are part of a series of green initiatives which we are incorporating into the new development.

The community will also have a higher-than-average biodiversity net gain, and feature natural landscaping to encourage and protect local wildlife, including the introduction of badger corridors.

A new cycle link between Radley and Oxford via Kennington will be part of the development along with additional public open spaces, public transport infrastructure and pedestrian crossing areas – all aimed at encouraging greener lifestyle choices.

The site will include 84 affordable homes; 21 of which will be shared ownership and the remaining 63 will form part of an affordable rent scheme, with 156 properties available to buy on the open market.

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