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Ground Source Review: Bromford Housing Association.

Kensa Contracting successfully completed the installation of a Kensa shared ground loop array ground source heat pump system for 16 formerly electrically heated bungalows owned by Bromford Housing Association in rural Shropshire.

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Ground Source Review: Bromford Housing Association

With the help of Kensa Contracting, Bromford Housing Association replaced inefficient night storage heaters with Kensa ground source heat pumps to provide heating, hot water and lower heating bills to its tenants in 16 of its off gas properties in Shropshire.

The project involved drilling a network of communal boreholes to harness heat energy from the ground, with each borehole serving two properties. A separate Kensa 6kW Shoebox Twin ground source heat pump was installed in each bungalow meaning that no central plantroom was needed and each household receives its own bill direct from an energy provider.

Nigel Gosling, Senior Contracts Manager, Bromford Housing Association said:

The installation was very positive for our first experience of GSHP, and we would be confident to look at further installs through Kensa. The set up was well organised and coordinated.

Feedback from Bromford’s customers has been glowing:

I’m now spending less on my whole house heating as I was on one electric heater previously!


Key Facts

  • Kensa Contracting managed scheme
  • Shared ground loop array ground source heat pumps
  • Funded by Non Domestic RHI (this scheme has now closed) & ECO
  • 6kW Shoebox Twin
  • Replacing night storage heaters
  • 8 boreholes serving 16 bungalows
  • New wet system installed (radiators & cylinders)