Titon and Bellway Homes' Contemporary Canterbury Tale - October 2012
Leading ventilation and hardware expert Titon has supplied over 390 CME 1 Q Plus centralised mechanical extract units for the Thames Gateway division of Bellway Homes’ on-going new build project at The Old Tannery, Kent. The development is an exclusive collection of contemporary one and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhouses situated within the old city walls of Canterbury. Each property from Bellway Homes will benefit from quiet and efficient ventilation, upon completion of the project in January 2013.
Commenting on the development, Steven Saville, Technical Director for Bellway Homes Thames Gateway, said: “As one of our preferred supply chain partners, we were well aware of the Titon range of products available to us, and their ability to provide a practical and cost effective solution to the ventilation requirements of this important city centre development, which is located inside the historic city walls. We were mindful of Canterbury City Council’s requirements for a sensitive approach toward the elevational treatments of the scheme, while at the same time having to meet the Building Regulation requirements for ventilation in mostly single aspect apartments. The choice of Titon centralised mechanical extract units for The Old Tannery apartments allowed us to do both. Titon also provided excellent advice and support throughout.”
Titon’s energy efficient CME 1 Q Plus incorporates a unique tilted impeller, single level ports and has a very large capacity of over 400m³/hr at reasonable static pressure, enabling it to deliver System 3 of ADF ventilation for dwellings of up to approximately 300m² floor area.
Duct ports are all at one level close to the fixing surface and directly accept 204mm or 110mm rectangular ducting, eliminating the need to use bends, flexible duct or adaptors in most installations. Commissioning of the Titon CME 1 Q Plus is simple, thanks to the option of a quick commissioning function, or to achieve maximum efficiency, a full commissioning option allows precise speed selection. Furthermore, the ground-breaking design of the CME 1 Q Plus allows for easy cleaning and maintenance, while the unit can be serviced without the need to disturb any ductwork.
The Bellway Group is one of the largest house builders in the UK. Its homes are designed, built and marketed by teams operating from regional offices, managed and staffed by local people. This allows the company to stay close to its customers and to take key decisions about design, build, materials, planning and marketing in response to local and not national demands.