TOTAL Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are used to provide heating that is more efficient where the high-grade energy required is concerned than appears necessary to facilitate the released heat.

Within the built environment, heat pumps operate via the vapour compression cycle with a prime mover in the form of an electric motor or gas engine

An electric heating element normally has a performance efficiency of one, meaning that for every kilowatt of electricity input a kilowatt of heat is output. A heat pump, however, has a performance efficiency of between two and four.

The vapour compression cycle moves heat from one area to another and for one kilowatt of compressor effort, two to four kilowatts of heat are moved.

Air source heat pumps operate on average with a performance efficiency of 2.5, as it is difficult to extract heat from a very low temperature source, such as -4ºC in winter.

Ground source heat pumps using water from a borehole or a closed loop routed through the earth could have 16ºC available as a heat source year round therefore performance figures of 3.2 are not uncommon.

Air source heat pumps are an extremely affective method of extracting heat from exhaust air and can be utilised in buildings across all sectors.


TOTAL Biofuels

Total Group have extensive experience in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and operation of biofuel plant.

TOTAL Biomass Boilers

At Total we have extensive experience in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and operation of biomass boilers.

TOTAL Combined Heat & Power

Conventional grid-supplied electricity generated by power stations doesn’t make use of heat, its by-product

TOTAL Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are an extremely affective method of extracting heat from exhaust air and can be utilised in buildings across all sectors.

TOTAL Material Selection Process

These are measured on the basis of their embodied energy and toxicity environmental impact, and scarcity and technical performance whilst being commercially viable

TOTAL Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery

Mechanical Ventilation units save energy and reduce heating costs. In order for these systems to work efficiently, 

TOTAL Photovoltaic systems (PVs)

From bolt-on no fuss retrofit applications to building integrated systems, we can advise on the most economic, aesthetic and suitable installation

TOTAL Solar thermal systems

TSolar thermal systems operate by transferring radiant heat from the sun to a liquid medium in collectors that can take the form of flat plate or evacuated tubes

TOTAL Water Systems

We assess which options are viable for each individual building and client, make pragmatic suggestions and ensure that clients 

TOTAL Wind turbines power

Wind turbines may be connected to the building parallel to the grid and subject to the necessary agreements with the network.

TOTAL Office Fit Outs

We bring our wealth of experience to the management of any office fit out specialist project around the UK. Total are an end to end, concept to completion office fit out company 

TOTAL Office Refurbishments

Our team will work closely with you to create a fresh look for your office, making it a functional space for your staff and meeting the needs of everyone who works there.

TOTAL Architectural Design

At Total Group we work architectural design specialists based around the United Kingdom. We are an end to end business and will work with you from the initial concept right through to completion

TOTAL M&E Contractors

Total Group are a construction and M&E specialist based around the UK, who can carry out mechanical and electrical works in your building to bring your space up to date. The average office lease lasts for eight years, 

TOTAL Innovation Developments

Total’s Our expertise stretches across a variety of renewable technologies as evidenced in 2020 we constructed the Cwt Pen-Capel apartment block in Caerphilly which was built to Passivhaus standard  Wales

TOTAL Affordable House Construction

Whether through new build contracting package deals or  joint ventures our construction and development partnerships are designed to provide the full mix of tenure solutions whilst contributing 

TOTAL Heritage & Conservation

Total’s Construction sensitive approaches to heritage and conservation works with the support of our specialist heritage supply chain ensure that we restore buildings to their former excellence, transforming the built environment.

TOTAL Leisure Projects

At Total Group we understand the challenges associated to development projects within the leisure sector. We guarantee delivery of our projects on time and on budget, all of the time.

TOTAL Healthcare Construction

With the Government committed under its NHS Plan to building a modern health service, Total has set standards in the design and construction of more patient-centred and flexible hospital and community-based 

TOTAL Industrial Construction

Total Group understand the importance of delivering on time in this sector and fully embrace the production and time constraints within the industrial manufacturing process. From new build, to working 

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