Barn conversion near Tonbridge, Kent

Here we find ourselves down a rural unmarked lane in Kent, the site of a large barn conversion. It comprises a two storey hallway, and many original features. Much of the house is already underfloor heated, using an L&K system with around 14 separately controlled zones. What makes this system unusual is the various heat sources used to create the heating and hot water. There’s two fuel burning stoves, some solar thermal on the rooftop, and a Rayburn solid fuel stove. This was all installed by the present owners, who were almost singlehandedly responsible for the design and execution around […]


Replace oil AGA with new Heritage cooker

In my mind the AGA is a great cooker.  It works on the principle of a large heavy mass full of heat, if you stick something cooler and smaller inside (such as the Sunday roast), heat simply transfers from the large heat mass to the small one.  There is virtually no air movement in the oven so flavours stay intact, food stays moister. The design is thanks to a 1920s Swedish inventor, today it is still very similar to the original.  Which means that energy efficiency is appalling (that is my description, AGA use the words ‘surprisingly economical’).  An oil […]


Heritage Cooker, Vaillant 937 combi and underfloor heating

Our client has a woodworking business and was constructing an imaginative barn type conversion for their property, with lots of oak beams in an unusual semi circular design. Firstly, we installed a Heritage Cooker in the existing kitchen.  Fitted with brass trim and a Jade Green enamelled finish, it was also specified with body colour hotplate covers. This particular Heritage Cooker was a gas fired unit, most of the Heritages we fit are oil fired in very rural locations. In common with all 3 oven Heritage units, the control panel concealed behind the upper left hand door enables the unit […]

Customer Testimonials

Excellent Work

Excellent work , the workers were very efficient, considerate and tidy. They worked with the least disruption possible for an elderly lady. Any unexpected problem was dealt with safely and professionally. The finished heating is to a high standard. K.T. Kent

Jennie 05/05/2017