Pump Technology helps with off-grid project

Project: Kirdford, West Sussex (October 2019 – September 2020)

Requirement: Off-grid Shepherds hut requiring WC facilities

The Client: A private resident wished to have a Shepherds hut constructed as an additional amenity for her garden. It would also be used for occasional accommodation.

The Problem

The Shepherds hut was to be located in a separate area in the grounds of the house, remote from mains drainage.

The Solution

Sussex Huts of Wisborough Green were commissioned to construct the Shepherds hut. They needed a compact WC unit which would not require any digging up of the landscaped garden or driveway to lay pipes or install a ground chamber.

After some research they decided that an easy-to-install, eco-friendly, Cinderella incineration toilet would be the perfect solution.

Joe Fudge of Sussex Huts (the Shepherds Hut Builders) contacted Pump Technology (the UK distributors for Cinderella) to for their help with the project.

The System

As electricity was available, the most appropriate unit was the Cinderella Comfort which is electrically operated.

Pump Technology worked with Joe to advise on where the Cinderella could best be fitted in the limited space inside the Shepherds hut. They even left a unit with him to enable the vent holes to be precisely cut into the side of the hut he had built.

Whilst installation of the unit is easy, it is important to ensure that the venting is done correctly so that the unit to works efficiently and reliably. Joe did this using black pipe, in keeping with hut, to maintain its pleasing look.

The Result

Final handover was somewhat delayed by the Covid19 crisis, but once installed and the flue adjusted for optimum performance, the client was delighted.

Since then, she has had several guests stay and they have all left rave reviews, citing the benefits that the Cinderella provided in this peaceful and secluded location in the Surrey Hills.


Built in in Norway to the highest quality and ecological standard, the NEMKO and CE approved Cinderella Comfort Features an easy to understand, LCD information display.

No water supply or installation of tank required and there is an automatic indicator to show when to empty the ash container.

It satisfies the TEK10 requirements and is childproof. The unit is simple to install, requiring only a 13A supply. Cinderella Incineration Toilets come with a 3-year warranty