Bowling Court - Hightown Housing Association

Project Description

Client:   Hightown Housing Association
Location:   Bowling Court, Chesham
Project Time Table:   3  Days Over 4 Months
Year Completed:   2017
Value:   £2,500 – £3,500
Commision:   Procurement Department

Bowling Court comprises of three a-joining tower blocks. Each block is serviced by a central stairwell serving three floors with two apartments per floor. A total of eighteen residential apartments or approximately 120,000 square feet of space across the dwellings.

The Challenges

The UK Government have been encouraging Housing Associations to go Green. The government policy works by offering a one time payment per dwelling to improve its carbon footprint on the environment. The challenge is to implement a cost effective strategy within the grant provided. Large communal dwellings such as apartment blocks offer the greatest opportunity.

Hightown Housing Association
Bowling Court - Hightown Housing Association
Bowling Court - Hightown Housing Association
Bowling Court - Hightown Housing Association

Project Details

FINITA helped a Housing Association make huge savings as part of a Government Green initiative

The Task
Hightown Housing Association, Hemel Hempstead saw an opportunity to improve standards for one of the properties in their portfolio. Using the government incentive, they planned to replace old inefficient oil burners with Fujitsu air-source heating pumps in Bowling Court, Chesham, an eighteen apartment complex.

One of the features of the Fujitsu system is the remote monitoring and reporting. However this requires a site wide wireless internet connection so that each pumps thermostat could be interrogated for a monthly efficiency report.

Finding a satisfactory wifi solution that could cover all of the apartments inside the limited budget was proving difficult until FINITA stepped in.

Next Step
We began by understanding Hightown’s budgetary requirements, how the Fujitsu system worked and how the wireless would be used by maintenance engineers for monitoring and reporting. We also visited Bowling Court and conducted a site survey which including tests aimed at helping us understand the effective range of wifi within the building.

Armed with the necessary information we were able to put forward a proposal that met HighTown Housing requirements for this building.

The Result
Our thorough information gathering approach combined with our extensive technical knowledge would ultimately lead to massive savings for Hightown. We later discovered our equipment and installation cost was 40% below the next best wifi proposal and best of all a huge 90% less to run annually on the cost of internet access.
This result meant that Hightown had a solution that came in under the budget available and they could move ahead with upgrading the block to a green environmentally friendly solution inline with the government’s low carbon footprint program.

At FINITA we are passionate about delivering meaningful results backed by first class service and support.

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If you expect excellence FINITA is for you. No matter what scale of project you can be confident the finished solution will meet your expectations because each and every client is important. Our step-by-step project management and quality control process delivers great results every time and when the installation is complete you can relax in the knowledge that FINITA will be with you for the life of the product, not just the period of works. Our unparalleled customer service from beginning to end sets us apart from most other IT and AV/Smart Building Installers.

Begin by detailing what is the ideal solution for your project. What previous issues have you experienced that you would like to avoid this time? It might be faultless wireless connectivity throughout a campus or tamper proof CCTV and Security solutions with remote access and Challenge Control. Once you have some ideas, that is the time to get in touch for an informal discussion with a member of our team by calling 01494 853450. If you’re not ready to talk yet you may prefer to send us a brief email or complete our contact form to ask for a bit more information about us and how we can help.

When you are ready we can propose a solution relevant to your budget for you to evaluate and discuss. At FINITA we believe it’s about making an informed decision so you can plan your next steps and adjust accordingly.

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