Not only does the new miniature LPG grid deliver instant and reliable gas to residents, but it also helps ensure the development meets the minimum new-build efficiency requirements outlined in Building Regulations.
Set in the desirable and remote village of Kentford, the Lanwades Park development comprises 41 homes – a selection of both private and social housing, with properties ranging from two-to five-bed. To meet the high energy demands of the development, Bloor Homes was keen to secure a dependable fuel source, one that was cleaner than oil, but would also allow residents to operate as though they were on the mains gas network.
Lanwades Park - Kentford, Suffolk
Simple cost-effective energy solution seamlessly installed
Bloor Homes Engineer
Bloor Homes engineer Jason Evans says: “We ruled oil out of the equation early on, as it’s dirty and not as cost effective as other options. Mains gas wasn’t a viable option either, as the cost of piping was far too high for a development of this size. That said, we still wanted people to reap the benefits of an uninterrupted central supply for their heating and cooking needs.
This is where the Flogas LPG grid came in. It allowed us to have one communal system that fed directly into individual homes, providing them each with their own metered supply. The response has been fantastic. Not only are our customers reducing their carbon footprint, but importantly they really don’t feel off-grid at all.”
The Lanwades Park development has four two-tonne LPG bulk tanks, which are discreetly buried underground in a small landscaped, public space. These tanks are fitted with telemetry systems, which automatically alert Flogas when a top-up is required so residents never go without a continuous supply. Each property is also fitted with its own gas meter, so homeowners are billed based on actual readings according to their individual usage.
Business Development Manager
Commenting on the install, Nicky Perry, Business Development Manager at Flogas, says: “This rural development is a shining example of how an LPG grid can provide the best solution for both the developer and the homeowner.
Bloor Homes has been able to specify a lower-carbon alternative to oil, whilst providing an effective, reliable fuel solution for its residents. For occupants, they’re benefiting from an efficient, economical and cleaner supply with a smaller carbon footprint and full peace of mind.”