It’s been a busy week over at the National Trust Plas Newydd heat pump project. Monday saw the completed draft version of our CGI fly through of the Plas Newydd fit for the future project. We have been working with Vizworx to produce a real time computer fly through of the heat pump system showing how we will be harvesting heat from the Menai Strait, then transferring this via heat pumps to where it will be needed in the mansion. More to come on this later.
Tuesday saw a crane lifting plinth arrive via GHJones our civil engineering contractor. This plinth provides the lifting base for the 40 ton crane which will be (very carefully) lifting our pump house building down onto the marine walkway.
Tuesday also saw the installation of conservation grade secondary glazing within office and residential areas of Plas Newydd. We have been working with Storm Windows at several of our properties and this installation will assist in further reducing the heat losses at the property.
Wednesday afternoon and I was beside myself. I had the chance to take a proper look at the watertight pumphouse building which had also arrived, complete with the ever so slightly fabulous watertight door as used by submarines. That was me for the rest of the day – door opens, door closes, door opens, door closes! It could only have been better if it played the noise that the starship Enterprise doors make when they open ( yes I need to get out more).
All in all a good week!