News articles - 2019

Temporary heaters are a thing of the past for Saxon Weald residents

Date: 25 July 2019

Saxon Weald recently celebrated the delivery of its first condensing mobile plant room, in partnership with Commercia and Worcester Bosch. This innovative solution is fully mobile, delivers back up heating and hot water in case of system failures, and is also used during the replacement of commercial systems to minimise disruption to residents. The equipment will be used to provide emergency support to Saxon Weald's extra care and retirement schemes across Sussex and Hampshire.

Temporary heaters are a thing of the past for Saxon Weald residents

Hot water and heating systems throughout Saxon Weald experienced outages on 21 occasions last year, which lead to the distribution of 115 temporary heaters to residents between March and October. The cost of supplying temporary hot water and heating solutions totalled nearly £30,000 during this time.


With the ability to get residents up and running in a matter of days rather than weeks after an outage, and the life of the plant anticipated to reach 15 years, the £45,000 price tag should prove a sound investment.


Michael Storer, Gas Manager for Saxon Weald, said:

"We're privileged to have had the opportunity to work with Commercia and Worcester Bosch. The new plant will enable us to deliver more consistent levels of service to residents within our schemes, while reducing costs and minimising disruption."


Built by The Commercia Group Ltd, the new plant room has been fitted with state-of-the-art boilers by Worcester Bosch, capable of achieving 98% efficiency.


Paul Hull, Managing Director for Commercia, said:

"From the initial meeting with Michael Storer (Saxon Weald) and Richard Ryland (Bosch), it was clear to see the passion for delivering a mobile unit that could support residents. It was a pleasure to work alongside both organisations on this forward-thinking project, which can deliver 300kw of heating and hot water - a 1st from a housing association".

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