Design team provided heat efficient solution for block of flats

The Cube, Bolton

  • Client: P&E Plumbing
  • Build Type: Multi occupancy, New Build
  • Technology: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Product: NIBE F2040 16kW Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Annual Heat Demand: 226,069Wh
  • SPF: 3.74

Objective: Design and supply an air source heat pump system for a six storey block of flats with 28 bedrooms per floor including a communal common room.

Challenges The build posed technical challenges from the outset. Being six storeys high the design needed to consider heat loss as the heat pumps were at ground level and the heat needed to be equally distributed.

Solution: To overcome the potential heat loss, the SBS team designed oversized radiators, controls, tubes valves and fittings alongside 2 banks of 6 units of the NIBE F2040 16kW Air Source Heat Pump and 1 stand alone unit to heat the communal area.

Conclusion: The design of the system, plus the technical advice to the project management, was key to this project being completed on time, providing an adequately heated building, with little disruption and generated a heat pump SPF of 3.74.

Testimonial: ‘The SBS design team provided a solution that worked efficiently and cost effectively for the project. I would recommend and use the design team again in the future.’ Denis Rushworth, Managing Director, Quaystone building

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