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HBS Group Southern provided an integrated mechanical & solar PV service for Charles Church Bishops Mead. Our expert teams worked closely to support the construction of 100 energy efficient properties, achieving Level 4 Code for Sustainable Homes to the highest standards.

Charles Church selected HBS Group Southern as its delivery partner to design, supply and install all plumbing and heating and in-roof solar PV requirements for Bishops Mead, a new residential housing scheme now complete in Downton, Wiltshire.

The 100 dwelling development offers a stunning collection of one-bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom homes, all designed and built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

Our Mechanical and New Energies divisions worked closely with site management and wider supply chain to ensure the low carbon homes were completed on time, within budget and to the highest standards. The design and installation of in-roof solar panels by HBS was pivotal in helping Charles Church achieve the 10% reduction in carbon emissions through on-site renewable generation, a requirement by Wiltshire Council.

Project delivery

  • HBS Mechanical on-site teams completed all aspects of supply, installation, testing, commissioning and statutory compliance for the mixed-use development’s gas, heating and water system requirements.
  • Lead by a dedicated contracts manger, the scope of mechanical works undertaken by our qualified plumbing and heating engineers included; domestic hot and cold water and central heating, soil and waste water systems, sanitary ware and rainwater.
  • We ensured all installations complied with Gas Safe Regulations and Building Regulations, completing the installations to the high-quality standards set by our in-house Quality Management System.
  • HBS New Energies in-house design team coordinated a best fit roof-integrated solar PV solution for the multiple house types and apartments, ensuring all sustainability and energy targets were achieved.
  • The 70.75 kWp new build solar scheme at Charles Church Bishops Mead equates to an average PV system size of 0.75kWp across 81 houses and 2.25 kWp on the 4 apartment blocks, with a total of 283 solar panels installed.
  • The zero-carbon electricity generated by the solar panels will help to reduce carbon emissions by more 32 tonnes per year and pass on valuable energy savings to homeowners, supporting the aims of the Renewable Energy Action Plan for Wiltshire.
  • HBS Aftercare has now adopted the scheme and is to provide a 24-hour 365 day after sales service to the residents at Bishops Mead for the next two years should any issues arise.

Contact us with your mechanical requirements to discover how your project could benefit from our new build plumbing and heating expertise.

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