Southover, UK

The owners of this traditional Wells property were looking for a house renovation based on sustainability. They were sure about taking advantage of renewable energies, but whilst maintaining aesthetic continuity with the surroundings.

The solution became strikingly clear: THERMOSLATE roof solar collectors. Made with natural slate, it uses the magnificent properties of the material to convert sunlight to energy to produce hot water. The system can generate more than 50% of the hot water requirements for the family and save more than 450kg of carbon emissions per year.

This traditional barn is located in a conservation area near Wells Cathedral, so the visual continuity was a key aspect. As the chosen roofing material was CUPA R12 natural slate, the solar collectors are completely invisible from outside. No human eye can spot the difference between the six solar collectors and the rest of the roof.

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