Modern Coastal Self-Build in Co. Antrim Benefits from Grant Integrated Heating System

A stunning 3,000 sq ft coastal self-build located in the picturesque Ballygalley, Co. Antrim, is heated by a bespoke Grant integrated heating solution. This integrated heating system efficiently provides both space heating and hot water for the entire property, ensuring a comfortable and sustainable living environment.

Winner of RTE’s Home of the Year in 2023, our team worked closely alongside the homeowners, Rob and Janice McConnell, and 202 Architects, who prioritised sustainability throughout the design process. Due to the size of the property, our home heating design team recommended that a 13kW Grant Aerona3 R32 air to water air source heat pump was specified as the main heat source for the property.  

To support the main heating system, our in-house technical team designed the integrated heating solution and sized and specified the best suited Grant heating technologies which would maximise efficiency and long-term cost savings for the homeowner. A pre-plumbed and pre-wired Grant hot water cylinder was chosen for hot water storage within the home, and Rob selected Grant Uflex underfloor heating to be installed throughout the property to heat individual rooms. A thermostat was also installed in each room for zoned heating throughout. 

Rob comments, “I really wanted one supplier for all our heating requirements and loved the idea of working with an Irish company to provide the heating technologies for our home. The heating design process was very straightforward, I sent my house plans through to the Grant team and they calculated the heat loss requirements for each room and provided a fully integrated heating solution including specified heating technologies for the property.” 

“Our previous home was heated by oil and having now moved to an air to water heat pump, I have really noticed how the heat pump provides a level, constant heat throughout the house so it always feels warm and comfortable. Having solar PV means that I can also run the heat pump using renewable electricity during the day or take advantage of using a night-time rate for electricity so it’s a win win situation.” 

Barry Gorman, National Renewables Sales Manager at Grant, commented, “We are delighted to have provided a bespoke home heating system for the McConnell’s self-build home. Designed to work together, the Grant Aerona³ heat pump combined with Grant Uflex underfloor heating provides a highly efficient, low carbon heating solution which complements the sustainability focus of this beautiful home.” 

Find out more about our integrated heating packages for new builds here.   

Modern Coastal Self-Build in Co. Antrim Benefits from Grant Integrated Heating System
Credit: Credit- Rob McConnell