Located in East Hampshire, Petersfield is on the north slopes of the South Downs, 17 miles north of Portsmouth. Close to the town is the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, which includes Butser Hill and boasts a variety of scenery from chalk hills, to beech woodland and pine forests. On the southeastern side of the town is Petersfield Heath, which is a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI). Heathland is very rare throughout Europe and the Heathland in Petersfield is a typical mosaic of micro habitats. The site consists of sandy covered heath, acidic heath areas, grassland and shrub, which provides diverse habitats for insects, reptiles, birds and small mammals.
As well as this beautifully conserved nature site, the town has many things for local residents to see and do, including theatres, museums, bars and restaurants. With the South Downs National Park as a top property performer, house prices here have been seen to be rising. A study showed that house prices within the South Downs and Petersfield in particular have risen by 20% over the past 5 years, double that of the Cotswolds at 10%. This is undoubtedly due to its exceptional surrounding countryside and direct transport links to London, with trains from Petersfield to Waterloo taking just over an hour.
Due to many areas surrounding Petersfield being located off the Gas Grid, alternative solutions to central heating are more prominently used within the properties here. These include oil central heating, oil boilers and log burners, to name but a few. In addition to this, our plumbers at Buxton Heating offer the installations of Thermal Heat Stores, which allow you to store any heat generated in your home through these systems and use it for your hot water. This is fast becoming a much more popular method of heat storage and use, due to its cost efficiency and sustainability.
Customer Testimonials from Petersfield
“Buxton were very responsive throughout the whole process, from initial contact through to completion of the work. All the team were very friendly and efficient. They talked through the options we had with the pros and cons of each. Very pleased with outcome.”
Water Tank Removal & Unvented System Install & Move, Petersfield
5 / 5 stars
“A change from a solid fuel heating system to oil seemed a daunting task to us – until Richard from Buxton Heating came onto the scene. He reassured us that this could be achieved without undue anxiety, and indeed this was the case. After his (reasonable) quotation was accepted, deliveries of all parts needed for the task arrived in time for work to start. The team worked very hard and left the property clean and tidy at the end of each day, finishing the job on time, within budget, and with minimum disturbance – Thank you Buxton Heating, we are now reaping the benefit of your work and ready for the winter ahead.”
Oil Boiler Installation, Petersfield
5 / 5 stars
“Excellent installation – Richard worked in a very professional manner and kept us informed of what he was doing. Worked very hard to complete the job in one day and even managed to change a leaking valve on our water tank. Everything was cleared up afterwards and the house was left in a remarkably tidy state. Would not hesitate to recommend him.”
Boiler Install & Water Tank Repair, Petersfield
5 / 5 stars