Dan-Wood Self Build Homes
Dan-Wood houses combine superb quality of design and construction with exceptional value for money. An experienced and dedicated team of architects, designers and tradespeople use only the best quality materials to build a Dan-Wood house in only eight to 12 weeks.
Dan-Wood houses are manufactured in the Danwood Plc factory in Bielsk Podlaski in Poland, where over 2,000 houses are produced every year. Danwood Plc has over 2,000 employees and is the biggest manufacturer of timber-frame turn-key houses in Poland. Most Dan-Wood houses are built in Germany, where it is one of the country’s top suppliers of turn-key houses.
The Dan-Wood House brand is now also recognised throughout the European Union and other countries, with houses being built in Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
Heat pumps work by absorbing energy from the air, ground, surface and underground water, and transferring it to your home. The most common option is a ground source heat pump (GSHP) which absorbs energy from the ground to heat your home. An air source heat pump (ASHP) uses atmospheric air as an energy source. This is quite a cost-effective solution, as air is easily accessible.
A heat pump will provide 75% of heating from its ‘free-of-charge’ natural resource, with only 25% coming from your utilities provider.
Solar Panels are usually installed on the southern-facing roof of a detached house, and convert the sun’s rays into energy. Solar collectors transfer this energy to liquid which circulates throughout the house in a pipe system. This is what provides useable heat for hot water and sometimes to support other heating systems.
Solar Panels will provide 60% of the energy required to heat water all year round.
The average price to install solar panels in a four-person house is between £4,000 and £6,000. However, this investment easily pays for itself in a few years.
Photovoltaic Panels (PV panels)
PV panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity which can be used to power household electricity and appliances. The panels don’t need direct sunlight to work – they will still generate electricity on cloudy days.
A typical 3.5kWp system can generate around 3,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year – this is equal to about 75% of a typical household’s electricity needs. It could save you around £645 a year* – plus it saves over a tonne of carbon dioxide.
What are the benefits of installing Photovoltaic Panels?
PV panels have no mechanically moving parts, so have far less breakages and require less maintenance than other renewable energy systems.
If your system is using more than you need, you can send the surplus back to the grid and receive a refund from your supplier.
Solar energy is completely green and renewable, and releases no harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants.