Kensa is more than just a manufacturer of ground source heat pumps. Kensa provides a complete turnkey service, from feasibility study, through to design, full project management as well as installation and commissioning.
Holisitic project management
Kensa Contracting delivers full project management of retrofit and new build ground source heat pump installations, including training of preferred framework contractors and tenant liaison.
Furthermore, by manufacturing the ground source heat pumps ourselves, Kensa installations are safeguarded against supply chain issues.
Kensa Contracting project managers work alongside tenant liaison officers to explain directly to tenants about their proposed new heating systems, discuss the processes and answer any questions they may have.
Kensa can provide a working demonstration unit and make available co-branded support materials for tenants to read more about the intended project.
The Kensa technical team will support you with identifying the most suitable properties for deployment of a micro heat network scheme (also known as district heating). This involves reviewing your housing stock to identify properties in the most attractive areas for ECO funding, initial geological surveys, site reviews and financial modelling around typical costs and returns.
Full design package
Including EPC’s, heat load calculations and geological reports to enable drilling contractors to work effectively and efficiently while on site.
Kensa Contracting engages directly with your organisation and takes responsibility for the appointment and management of all sub-contractors, including drillers, ground workers, plumbers and electricians.
We work with a network of drilling contractors, experienced in operating within the social housing sector. Where possible we will work with your preferred plumbing and heating contractor or DLO for the installation of internal heating systems.
Commissioning and hand over
Kensa Contracting remains involved directly until the project is completed. We also ensure that adequate responsive after sales provision is in place, training your preferred responsive maintenance contractor on the use and potential fault diagnosis of our systems.
RHI and ECO applications
Once installation is complete and MCS certified, part of our role is to support you with your application for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) with Ofgem. We also directly manage the ECO claim for you with the nominated energy provider.
Warranty and after sales support
Our technical team remain on hand to support you and your maintenance contractors for as long as you need us. All of our products come with a 5 year warranty for your peace of mind.
This was very much a ‘hands off’ project for Coastline once work commenced; we have been impressed with the level of care and consideration for our tenants needs; the swift and professional delivery of the physical work; and importantly the careful restoration of areas where the borehole drilling took place. As a reflection of this we are keen to progress a further project this year on a similar scale
Ralph Retallack, Coastline Housing
The installation was brilliant, 100%. I’ve never seen such good, clean workers.
The installation was very positive for our first experience of GSHP; the set up was well organised and the information provided to us and the customers was first class.
Nigel Gosling, Senior Contracts Manager, Bromford Housing Association
Download Kensa’s guide to ground source solutions for social housing providers with new build and retrofit projects. (Version 3)
NHF Conference Presentation PDF Presented: September 2014
The Source is the new quarterly newsletter from Kensa Heat Pumps. Packed full of useful information, industry updates and innovative case studies, it contains everything you need to know about ground source heat pumps. This issue includes vital information about the Domestic and Non Domestic RHI scheme; details about Kensa’s new Underground Network installer partner…
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Case Study: Shropshire Rural Housing: Retrofit Shropshire Rural Housing Association’s successful replacement of night storage heating with Kensa ground source heat pumps in 38 social housing properties under the RHPP Fast Track scheme between October 2013 and March 2014, prompted a further 25 retrofit installations in their housing stock under the RHPP Reach Out…
Case Study: Trent & Dove Housing Trent & Dove Housing helped 133 tenants out of fuel poverty by replacing their night storage heating with ground source heating, all within just 3 months! Discover how Trent & Dove Housing’s pioneering project reduces tenant fuel bills & generates a long term income to cover its costs. Winner: District Heating Project…
Case study: Chestnut Mews & Aspen Mews As a result of the successful deployment of Kensa ground source heat pumps into 133 bungalows owned by Trent & Dove Housing, the housing association subsequently commissioned a second phase of installations for two blocks of three-storey flats. Winner: District Heating Project of the Year (H&V News Awards 2017)…