Vaillant’s ecoTEC plus combination boilers were specified by Liverpool Mutual Homes for a social housing redevelopment in the Granby Four Streets district of Toxteth.
Liverpool Mutual Homes is the city’s largest housing association, having taken control of 15,000 properties previously managed by Liverpool City Council in 2008.
As part of its ongoing commitment to enhance the city’s available stock of social housing, LMH undertook a major regeneration project in Toxteth.
It involved the total refurbishment of a number of two and three storey, pre-1919 terraced houses.
The work carried out included the provision of modern interiors, high specification kitchens and bathrooms, double glazing and high levels of insulation.
Liverpool Mutual Homes specification of Vaillant’s ecoTEC plus combination boilers provided the heating and hot water solution for over 50 properties.
With the construction of the homes dating back nearly 100 years, and with room sizes typically larger than those found in modern new builds, the heating solution had to be correctly specified to work effectively and economically within such properties.
Following detailed discussions regarding the type of heating system that could provide residents with a flexible, cost effective and easy to use solution, it was decided that the installation of the ecoTEC plus combination boiler would satisfy all such requirements.
It boasts an 89.4% efficiency rating and can deliver hot water within five seconds without the need for a storage tank or cylinder.
The addition of advanced modulation during periods of low heat demand ensures that the system only consumes low levels of energy consumption with maximised efficiency meaning residents’ energy bills are optimised at all times.
The major install was completed on time and to budget, creating affordable homes whilst maintaining the quality of products installed.
The renovation project has also been named as a recent winner of the much coveted Turner Prize for 2016.