The project partners are:
Beattie Passive is actively involved with a project for Social Housing in the Midlands using its innovative Retrofit solution TCosy™ which provides a fast, low cost and highly replicable solution for a wide range of buildings. The TCosy™ dramatically reduces energy requirements, creates a healthier living environment and can be delivered whilst residents remain in their home.
The project has a three stage approach:
Wall U value: 0.099 W/m2k
Roof U value: 0.1 W/m2k
Perimeter Floor U value: 0.43 W/m2k
Air Tightness: 0.93 3/hm2@50pa
Feedback from tenants (December 2016)
“We are very pleased with the work that has been done. We have noticed that there are no draughts around the windows anymore and our whole flat feels much warmer. We certainly don’t put our heating on as often as we did before the work was done. The MVHR system has made a real difference to the quality of the air, especially the boost button which gets rid of stale air ever so quickly, especially after smoking.” – Mr & Mrs Dooley
"It has made an incredible difference. I have only had to switch my heating on twice so far since the work was completed a few months ago. Even today (29/11/16) which is really cold (less than 5C) I haven’t had to put the heating on. I budget for my energy costs and usually put £10 credit on each time. This is now lasting a lot longer than it was before we had the work done and I am even building up credit on my account." – Miss Freeman
“We’ve enjoyed working with Beattie Passive on the Retrofit project at Grandys Croft in Solihull and seen with great interest the impressive transformation of these six flats. Throughout the project Beattie Passive’s Site Manager Steve was on site to liaise with the residents who were able to remain in their homes for the duration of the construction process.
His presence as a supportive and familiar point of contact throughout the project was really appreciated by our residents and was an important feature of the way Beattie Passive managed this project. We are looking forward to the feedback from our tenants and seeing the impact their new super insulated homes have. This type of project is central to our commitment of providing improved thermal and energy performance for the homes in our community.”
The Jericho Foundation are a social enterprise that work with people who experience significant personal or occupational barriers to employment, training or social inclusion. Their aim is to provide these people with the skills and experience they need through a range of social enterprises. Jericho Construction are working with Beattie Passive to manufacture the timber frame for the Solihull Retrofit project, developing the skills and knowledge of the trainees.
“What every retrofit project needs is a low risk, whole building approach, capable of delivering superior thermal protection and air tightness, as well as fit for purpose heat recovery ventilation. Beattie Passive’s TCosy™ does all of this and more.”