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HBS Group Southern have successfully completed an integrated mechanical, electrical and solar PV installation service for Linden Home’s Scholars Grange, a 70 home development in Hampshire that achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5.

Linden Homes appointed HBS Group Southern to supply a complete installation service for mechanical, electrical and solar PV system requirements for Scholars Grange, their 70 unit residential housing scheme in the village of Swanmore, Hampshire.

The development offers a selection of three, four and five bedroom homes and apartments for private sale, shared ownership and social housing. The new build properties enjoy all the benefits of energy efficient living with the inclusion of LED lighting and a solar PV system.

Project delivery

  • Contracted works covered aspects of design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning and aftercare of the mechanical, electrical and PV systems installed in the 70 new homes.
  • Mechanical installation services included domestic hot and cold water, central heating, waste water systems, sanitary ware, and gas installation and rainwater systems. All installations complied with Gas Safe Regulations, Building Regulations and the standards set by our in-house Quality Management System.
  • Electrical installation services included; mains and distribution, small power and lighting, LED downlights to the kitchens, bathrooms and en-suites, smoke detection, MVHR, heating controls, cooker and BT/TV points.
  • We completed thorough inspection, testing and commissioning of all electrical works, to confirm all installations met the required Part P and IET Wiring Regulations. In addition to this, our quality control manager completed spot checks to ensure works met both our client’s specification and our in-house quality standards.
  • The New Homes PV Team specified a GSE in-roof integration system with LG mono 300W modules to provide a sleek and visually aesthetic finish for each dwelling. We installed, tested and commissioned solar PV to 59 of the 70 new homes to MCS standards.
  • With mixed house types and apartments, the PV system sizes varied from 1.5-10 kWp to satisfy planning requirements for building to CfSH Level 5. The new homes are set to generate a total annual output of 135kWp, with projected annual C02 savings of 67,500 kg.
  • Upon completion, HBS provided bespoke O&M manuals for each social house type for the benefit of Vivid’s end-customer. Our aftercare division will be on hand to provide a responsive and reliable after sales service for the next two years should any issues arise.

The fully integrated installation service was highly organised and ensured we met all planning and Building Regulation targets whilst assisting us to build energy efficient homes to a high standard and on budget.

Steven Ott, Construction Director at Linden Homes


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