5 Star Boutique B&B, Kingussie, Scotland

The Viewmount is a 5 Star newly refurbished and redecorated Boutique B&B (BB&B) in the Scottish Highlands.

Live gently upon this earth!

Live gently upon this earth!

October 31st, 2021

We have been given an enormous opportunity (at the same time a heavy responsibility) to maximise our efforts during the entire refurbishment process at THE VIEWMOUNT to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency.

First up was the LITTLE VIEWMOUNT (residential - owner's accommodation) at the rear of the premises.

Abracadabra | Alakazam | Sim Sala Bim | Wingardium Leviosa

If only it was this easy!

Looking back on the last 9 month of refurbishment we are overjoyed that we managed to find the correct magic spell(s).

Not only did our final EPC report confirm that we have outperformed the forecasts, we did so in a monumental way.

Energy Efficiency - we started at 20% pre-refurb with an identified potential of 73%.  We achieved 87% with another number of measures identified to increase this to an unimaginable 95%.

CO2 emissions - we started at 38% pre-refurb with an identified potential of 82% efficiency.  We achieved 89% with another number of measures identified to increase this to 96%.

This is no Hocus Pocus!  It is indeed possible to get an 1800's property "with the times" and as energy efficient as a new-born / new-built!

The Little Viewmount now benefits from:-

  • Floor & wall insulation

  • New Hot & Cold and heating pipework throughout

  • New Radiators

  • Air Source Heat Pump

  • Electrical re-wiring

  • Solar Panels

  • Double glazed windows

  • TESLA destination charger

And attic insulation and more measures are already in the pipeline.

A very proud moment indeed.

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