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Plumb-Line installs first Indax Solar PV panels in UK

Plumb-Line was pleased to work on a new solar PV installation with roofing company EG Swingler & Sons for Hanover Housing in Corby. The development of 35 flats was built in 1998 but needed a new roof due to its exceptionally long rafter, so Hanover Housing decided to invest in some solar PV panels and have them installed at the same time. It was the first time that the new Indax PV panels supplied by Redland had been installed in the UK, and 48 panels were fitted to the roof.

EG Swingler & Sons (EGS) required a knowledgeable installer with MCS certification to complete all the electrical works and certify the installation, so chose Plumb-Line as the sub-contractor. Stuart MacLoud was the Plumb-Line project manager who was instrumental to the success of the project.

EGS Partner, Mr Robert Swingler, said: “Everyone worked really well together and we achieved a good solution for the client, who was very happy. The PV panels were a brand new product so we had to wait for the technical information to arrive before we started, but the lads from Plumb-Line were flexible and did exactly what we wanted.”

He added: “We had weekly project management meetings with the client and Stuart was involved in these. He knew what he was talking about and always put the client’s mind at rest. He also helped them with the process required to resell power back to the grid, which was invaluable, but actually the responsibility of a different part of the organisation.”

Robert concluded: “In any complex project, you’re likely to come across problems, but if everyone communicates with each other then it’s much easier to get over them. It’s really important to work with a team you can talk to and I’m very pleased with the success of the project.”