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Titon HRV1 Q Plus units help apartments comply with Code for Sustainable Homes 12/2009

Titon’s ultra-efficient HRV1 Q Plus heat recovery ventilation units have been installed in a stylish new apartment development in Bristol - enabling compliance with the Government’s exacting Code for Sustainable Homes.

Titon HRV1 Q Plus units were specified for the Linden Homes Zenith development of 67 one and two bedroom apartments at Crews Hole Road in the St George district of the city. The Titon whole house ventilation units contributed to achievement of the Code for Sustainable Homes Level Two for the development.

The Titon units are installed in the hallway of apartments whose innovative design incorporates features such as curved glass walls and balconies that can be used as extra rooms when the weather permits.

Alex Spinks, Technical Manager, Linden Homes Western said: “The units were selected due to the requirement to achieve Level Two of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Installation of the units together with various building fabric improvements enabled us to meet the requirements.”

Titon’s HRV1 Q Plus is the most efficient whole house ventilation (with heat recovery) unit of its type and size in the UK. It has been independently tested by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and is Energy Saving Trust (EST) Best Practice compliant. With a discreet but revolutionary design, the unit offers the kind of performance that, up until now, has only been available from much larger and more costly products.

The combination of very low power consumption and a highly efficient heat exchanger is specifically designed and manufactured to enhance standard assessment procedure (SAP) performance via Appendix Q of Part L, yet small enough to be easily incorporated into apartments and houses where space is at a premium.

Measuring just 600mm x 430mm x 295mm the unit’s size belies its performance – the HRV1 Q Plus is suitable for properties with a kitchen and possibly up to five additional wet rooms, but is predominantly aimed at applications such as apartment developments where space is at a premium.

Installer Chris Gough of Bristol based Oyster Electrical said: “I was very impressed with the Titon ventilation units. Their small size makes the units ideal for location in an apartment development such as this.”

Titon HRV1 Q Plus units have been installed in 16 plots of Linden Homes Crews Hole Road development.

Linden Homes operates throughout the South, South East and West regions and forms a part of Galliford Try Homes, Galliford Try’s Housebuilding Division.