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Burrington Estates connects residents to the Flogas Grid

Centralised LPG delivers power to residents

Luxury housing developer Burrington Estates has brought round-the-clock power to two of its off-grid residential developments by installing centralised LPG supplies. Delivering a reliable and uninterrupted energy supply to the rural Cornish development, LPG allows residents to enjoy the same benefits of a mains gas supply, without being connected to the grid.

The two sites, Trispen Meadows (85 homes) and Shortlanesend (28 homes), are both set in the highly sought-after rural area of Truro in Cornwall and include a range of two-to four-bed properties. With no access to mains gas in the area, both sites required a dependable, powerful off-grid alternative.

Location

Trispen Meadows and Shortlanesend – Truro, Cornwall

Application

Housing development

Results

  • One centralised LPG supply
  • Round-the-clock power for residents
  • Powered by the greenest conventional off-grid fossil fuel

“With over 100 homes to power between the two developments, we needed to make sure the energy supply could keep up with the demands of modern family life. Installing communal Flogas LPG hubs was the perfect solution. It meant we could provide a continuous supply of energy to meet all the homes’ heating, cooking and hot water needs – all from one centralised storage facility. It also allowed each home to have its own smart gas meter, so residents could be billed based on actual readings, rather than estimates.”

Steve Billings, Burrington Estates

Using LPG to meet new-build energy ratings

Burrington Estates opted for LPG because it is the lowest carbon off-grid conventional fossil fuel with competitive pricing: “We pride ourselves on making a positive, sustainable impact on communities, so it was important for us to opt for a lower carbon option than other fossil fuels, such as oil. We had used LPG on some of our other schemes in Cornwall, so we knew that by installing miniature LPG grids, our newer developments could rely on an efficient, affordable and cleaner supply.”

DSC07148 Flogas Trispen Meadows site Truro 23 8 2019

“As the leading LPG supplier to metered estates in the UK, we have a strong team of experts dedicated to ensuring every part of the process runs smoothly. From initial design,  through to installation and commissioning , we work closely with our customers to deliver an LPG supply based on their exact needs. Be it a large or smaller development, we have solutions to suit any size or scale and we pride ourselves on keeping our customers informed every step of the way. Both sites are a shining example of how centralised LPG can benefit the residents and developer.”

Mark Whittaker, General Manger , Consumer Business at Flogas Britain

Instant and reliable power all-year round

The 85-home Trispen Meadows development is now powered by eight two-tonne LPG bulk tanks, which are buried conveniently underground and completely out of sight in a public area at the south of the site. The smaller 28-home development at Shortlanesend, has three two-tonne bulk tanks – also kept discreetly underground, saving valuable space. For residents, these large storage tanks mean they always have access to energy as and when they need it. Each tank is fitted with an advanced telemetry system that constantly monitors supply. This alerts Flogas when supply falls below 45%, and automatically arranges for a top-up delivery.

Combining convenience with reliability through LPG

For Burrington Estates, making life as convenient as possible for its residents is of top priority and installing one central supply line at each development has allowed them to do just that. Residents can now receive their own metered supply, whilst never having to worry about running out of gas.  Since installation, the reaction from residents have been extremely positive, as they now receive a highly reliable and cost-effective service.

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