Isles of Scilly
Middle Town: 2 three bedroom houses.
The homes at Middle Town were completed in March 2011. Hot water is provided by a solar thermal system wood-burning stoves which also provide heating via radiators and back up electric panel heaters.
We were asked to give some thought as to where we could position the solar panels to minimise their visual impact, the solution we came up with was a solar shed. The properties have high levels of insulation. The homes are connected to a rainwater harvesting system which collects rainwater and recycles it for use in flushing toilets etc. and are connected to a septic tank.
A service charge will be payable in addition to the weekly rent to cover the costs, for example, of desludging etc. The properties have allocated parking at the front.