St Mary's Church
St Mary’s Church in Westry required complete restoration with nearly everything in it rebuilt from scratch, including the lectern, pulpit, wooden benches, oak carved armchairs and even a new font. It has also been designed to be multi-purpose for both church and community use.
The restoration of the church allowed consideration of a completely new heating system and, with gas and oil unavailable, air source heat pumps were the preferred choice. The system was designed to be highly energy efficient and the excellent COPs available from the unit at low temperatures were ideal for the Church’s needs.
The heat pump is connected to an underfloor heating network beneath the stone flooring, while several radiators situated below each nave window are available for boosting the room temperature. The heat pump has been sited outside of the church within a wooden clad steel housing, which complements the surrounding grounds.