Itho Advance selected for installation for code levels 5 & 6 pilot project

Itho UK Ltd’s innovative MVHR solution the Itho Advance has been selected for installation in a pilot project for 2 new social housing dwellings in Newcastle. The two homes are being built to code levels 5 & 6 on a suitable piece of land situated in a development by Keepmoat Homes.

The 2 homes are part of 98 house development less than four miles away from Newcastle city centre called Orchard Way, Blakelaw. Built in one phase, when complete the site will comprise a range of two, three and four bedroom homes.

All will be built to Code 3 and Code 4 of the government’s standard for sustainability, complete with energy saving appliances and environmental design features. However, plot 42 and 43 of the site will be built to Codes 5 and 6. These two plots will have the Advance installed due to the high levels of efficiency that led to the creation of the 0.4 W/l/s or less category within SAP Appendix Q for its specific fan power (SFP) of just 0.37 W/1/s.

The SFP results in SAP Appendix Q demonstrate that this powerful little unit will give improved savings on CO2 emissions. The unit is compact enough to take up the space of a kitchen cupboard and with an equally compact price; the Advance is the MVHR unit of the future. With an impressive three year guarantee, this unit is streets ahead in the continuous ventilation market.

Ideal for 1/2/3 bedroom apartments and houses, the SAP Appendix Q Eligible Advance is EST Best Practice Compliant for up to a Kitchen plus 4 wet rooms, making it the ideal choice for the pilot project by Keepmoat.  The Advance is designed for installation on walls and ceilings with a unique fixing bracket that can be supplied prior to the unit to enable first fixing of all duct connections and improved on site security. 

The 98 homes will also have installed roof mounted solar heating panels (Code 3) and roof mounted photovoltaic panel (Code 4), the latest condensing boilers, energy saving lighting, double glazing and insulated walls to lower heating bills and cycle storage – all of which will save the house owners money on energy bills as well as being kind to the environment.

Itho UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Itho BV of Holland, who has vast, market leading experience in the Dutch new build market for the development, design and manufacture of Low Energy House systems, integrating individual technologies to provide maximum user comfort together with minimum energy consumption.

The impressive product range includes the Shower Heat Recovery Unit 60 (SHRU60) and the CombiSolar systems. The SHRU ensures greater user comfort, together with lower energy consumption.   Taking heat from discharged waste shower water to heat the incoming supply of cold mains water to the shower inlet means that householders can enjoy longer showers, using the same amount of hot water.

Itho’s solar pre-heat systems The CombiSolar 90 or 150 gives hot water on demand and provide huge reductions on the cost of generating hot water. Comprising either a 90 litre or 150 solar cylinder, a drain-back unit and one or more solar collectors, the units, uniquely, are coupled with a condensing combination boiler.

With solutions to meet all levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes, all products are designed, manufactured and supplied by Itho, giving customers 100% assurance of quality and guarantee of workmanship and system performance.  Itho also offers a free design service and aftersales care.

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