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                     SolarUK's right royal result: discreet solar panels for a Tudor house

       By SolarUK
       Dated: Dec 16, 2009

       A second Yorkshire National Trust commission as SolarUK's solar hot water system meets the planning
       requirements for a Grade 1 listed building

       Installing a solar hot water system in a historic property requires special care so that no harm is done to the
       visual appearance or fabric of the building.

        So when the National Trust decided to install a system at Nunnington Hall near York, once home to Robert
       Huicke, a doctor who tended three 16th century English monarchs, it turned to Sussex-based designers and
       manufacturers SolarUK, a well-established company whose award-winning LaZer2 solar collectors are
       already providing the hot water for the shop at Brimham Rocks, another North Yorkshire National Trust
       property In what proved a major undertaking, highly-skilled roofers, architectural joiners and many other
       professionals were brought in to ensure that tiles and pipework continued to blend with their surroundings
       after the panels were in place.

        Obtaining planning permission for solar panels on this Grade 1 listed building had been a lengthy process,
       with one of the conditions being that they should not be visible from the outside. As part of a
       carefully-planned installation the SolarUK engineer who surveyed the property identified a south facing
       inner roof as the best spot for the panels.

        Solar pipework emerging from a flat roof was designed to be indistinguishable from the exiting black cast
       iron pipes.

        Nunnington Hall is open to the public for most of the year and has a busy programme of art and
       photographic exhibitions. As well as encouraging the government to achieve the UK’s carbon dioxide
       reduction targets, the National Trust aims to apply energy saving principles to its own practices, reducing
       its energy demand and – as here, with a solar thermal system up and running – its reliance on fossil fuels.

        One of Dr Huicke’s royal patients was Henry VIII, and another of the building’s former owners was the
       family of Catherine Parr, who became the king’s sixth wife.

       Even a character as hard to please as Henry VIII would have to admit that this house on the banks of the
       River Rye is as picturesque as ever – and greener.

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       About SolarUK:
        SolarUK Ltd is a leading designer, manufacturer, supplier and installer of solar water heating systems.
        Our UK designed and manufactured solar hot water systems can be used for domestic water heating,
       swimming pool heating and industrial process water heating.

       Category            Energy, Tourism, Environment
       Tags                national trust, lazer2, solar hot water, solar panels, solar pipework
       Email               Click to email author
       Phone               +44 (0)1892 52 63 68
       City/Town           Tunbridge Wells


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State/Province     Kent
Zip                TN3 9JR
Country            United Kingdom




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