Plumb-line has been selected as a sub-contractor to Wates Living Space to work on a major decarbonisation scheme for Northampton Partnership Homes. The Whole House Retrofit Project targets homes that are expensive to heat because of their age and design. The homes will be fitted with external wall insulation and new windows with high-efficiency glazing. Eligible tenants will then be offered air source heat pumps with multi-room mechanical vents and heat recovery systems, plus solar PV panels for the roof.

Phase one will encompass up to 80 houses in the Kingsley and Abington areas of Northampton and we expect to be installing around 40 air source heat pumps.

Wates Living Space won the contract with Northampton Partnership Homes who recommended Plumb-Line to Wates as a reliable local sub-contractor. We put forward our tender in association with Vaillant who will be supplying the air source heat pumps.

The Whole House Retrofit Project is a long term project expected to run for several years across Northampton. Northampton Partnership Homes secured government funding for the project from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. It should provide many benefits for residents, such as homes being easier and more efficient to heat, better ventilated and with fewer problems due to damp or condensation.