The property's sustainability credentials begin with the building fabric, which combined with the very latest in renewable energy technologies provide the best possible indoor living environment and ensure high levels of comfort. An insulated concrete foundation and exterior walls are coupled with Passivhaus windows and sliding doors, resulting in a high-quality, energy-efficient structure with thermal bridges eliminated and low levels of air leakage. The calculated CO2 emissions for the home are 72% less than the target emission rate1 for new dwellings.
Two 70-metre geo-thermal boreholes, connected to two Ground Source Heat Pumps, provide the heating and hot water requirements for the home. A mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system (mvhr) allows the house to breath and provides clean filtered air to the home and comfort cooling during summer months. 8kW of solar photovoltaic panels (pv) will be installed to generate electricity, together with a Tesla Energy Powerwall battery to capture any excess power.
Working alongside the solar panels and mvhr is an integration system called Be-Hive Ground, this firstly chooses the best way air should naturally enter the home, from under the pv Panels in winter or the cool shaded north in summer, with the air leaving from the opposite side to where it entered. Typically only 20% of the energy produced by pv is electricity, over 60% of the energy they create is heat in the form of warm air beneath the panels, this heat is usually wasted. With Be-Hive installed the warm air is distributed throughout home by the mvhr system, this helps heat the home and reduce the overall heating demand. Be-Hive also has the effect of cooling the panels down which prolongs their life and helps them generate 10-15% more electricity. Overall 70-80% of the total energy generated by the pv is used compared to only 10% in most standard pv installations.
The ground source heat pumps are also used to heat a swimming pool in the summer months. When used in conjunction with the pv and Be-Hive the pool is effectively heated for free and helps cool the house.
Hunters Hill stands in one of the most sought after locations in the Surrey Hills, within easy reach of many miles of country paths, ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding enthusiasts. Farley Green is located close to other picturesque villages of Shere, Shamley Green and Albury, which have facilities catering for day to day needs including a post office/general store and public houses. Guildford offers a more comprehensive retail and commercial centre and also provides excellent recreational facilities which include The Surrey Sports Park, Spectrum Leisure Centre and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. There is a comprehensive selection of schools for varying ages in the area including local village schools in Shere and Chilworth, Longacre in Shamley Green, the Duke of Kent in Ewhurst, Belmont in Holmbury St Mary, St Catherines in Bramley, Cranmore in West Horsley, Tormead, George Abbot, Guildford High and the Royal Grammar in Guildford. Communications in the area are excellent with the A3 accessed at Ripley giving fast road access to London, the M25 (Junction 10) and the national motorway network and the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick. Train services from Guildford to London Waterloo take approximately 38 minutes. Clandon and Woking stations can also be easily reached.