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Newton Hall - Restoration & Conversion

Location: Northumberland

Price: SOLD
Description:

The Newton Hall mansion, built in 1722, is one of Northumberland’s finest historic homes, a Grade II listed country house. In July 2010 a full renovation of the property was undertaken. The property had stood empty for some time and was in a poor state or repair.

Careful consideration for the renovation was needed, especially the use of green technologies, particularly as the listed nature of the building prevented traditional energy conservation measures being considered.

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The Newton Hall mansion, built in 1722, is one of Northumberland’s finest historic homes, a Grade II listed country house. In July 2010 a full renovation of the property was undertaken. The property had stood empty for some time and was in a poor state or repair.

Careful consideration for the renovation was needed, especially the use of green technologies, particularly as the listed nature of the building prevented traditional energy conservation measures being considered.

Incorporated into the property is:

Underfloor Heating throughout
4 x Air Source Heatpumps
Solar Thermal Panels

Calculations and monitoring are showing heating bills down from £2000pcm (oil) to £350, with heating set at a constant 21 degrees.

Newton Hall was featured in the November issue of Home Building & Renovation Magazine. It is also featured on the NIBE Energy Systems Web Site as a Feature Home.

Property Size: 900 sq.m

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Energy Efficiency

Data and Information from Newton Hall.

Incorporated into the property is:

            Underfloor Heating throughout

            4 x Air Source Heatpumps

            Solar Thermal Panels

Calculations and monitoring are showing heating bills down from £2000pcm (oil) to £350, with heating set at a constant 21 degrees. – Property Size: 900 sq.m

Newton Hall was a complex system as it is a listed building with ornate plaster work, original sash windows and shutters along with detailed skirting board, dado rails and picture frames.

Due to the existing features which were retained we could not insulate the walls or fit new timber windows.

What we did was design a system knowing we had a very poor thermal properties through windows, doors and walls. We over insulated the lofts and installed underfloor heating on top of a very thin insulation system.

By laying 7.5km (over 5 miles!) of pipe we put more heat into the property knowing we would be losing it through the walls.

The careful design process allows the house to be run at 21 degrees 24 hours of the day with a running cost of £350 per month.

In brief a listed building with no wall or window insulation at over 9000 sq.ft in an exposed location in Northumberland is costing £350 per month, once the RHI grant is taken into account this mansion house will cost the same as a standard 4 bedroom detached house to heat.

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Location

Newton Hall is situated….

The market towns of Alnwick and Morpeth are within easy reach; both are market towns providing a broad range of shops, excellent schools, sporting facilities and other amenities. Access to the dramatic Northumbrian coastline, Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park is easy. A mainline railway satin and be found at nearby Alnmouth providing regular and direct intercity series to Newcastle, Edinburgh and London King’s Cross.

The property is also perfectly situated for easy access to Northumberland’s stunning Heritage Coastline and the county’s un-spoilt countryside.

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