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Geothermal genius heats bunglalow

Geothermal heat transfer pipes have been installed into foundation piles beneath a new bungalow in Kent, to provide a natural source of warmth to the property.
Foundation specialist Roger Bullivant fed heat transfer pipes into 46 reinforcing cages, before inserting each of them into augered piles, installed to a depth of 10m, at the site in Chatham.

The developer of the new bungalow specified geothermal heating to ensure the property will be carbon neutral. Completed piles measure 300mm in diameter and feature a 760mm diameter monolithic pile cap. Piles have been designed to support a lightweight house foundation,.Twenty different lengths of beam were installed on the site to span between pile caps. The longest span is 3.3m and the shortest is 900mm

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