Unico chosen for Mid Devon District Council Installation

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Over the past few months work has been carried out and equipment installed to two bungalows in Lapford, Devon which reflect the highest level of energy efficiency Mid Devon District Council hope to achieve within this building type. The performance of the systems within the homes will be monitored for the first year of their occupancy and will help to:

  • Determine the lowest possible carbon footprint the Council can expect to achieve;
  • Determine budgets for future works; and
  • Indicate the level of carbon offset required to achieve net zero targets.

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A state-of-the-art heating and cooling system from UNICO has been installed in both properties, delivering benefits of air filtration (similar to that of a GP surgery), adjustable heating and cooling for cold winter months/hot summer months as well as a humidistat controlled mechanical extraction vent (MEV) which can remove excess moisture. This means that they would be suitable for people with respiratory diseases whilst also suitable for people with a compromised immune system.

Further adaptations have been made, including: increased cavity wall and loft insulation, newly fitted doors and windows, solar PV and/or solar thermal, internal renovation with upgraded kitchens and level access showers making these truly lifelong properties.

These homes meet decarbonisation targets set out in the recently adopted Housing strategy, with the Council looking to achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate of C (standard) in all properties by 2030 and becoming net zero by 2050 by retrofitting and upgrading existing properties.

Councillor Bob Evans, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing and Property Service said:

“It was a great opportunity to see these properties first hand. They are real, tangible examples of how we can achieve our decarbonisation targets through bringing our current housing stock up-to-date. Making the Councils housing stock carbon neutral a reality is not going to be easy and will be financially challenging but these first steps are a positive sign of progress.

“The many benefits of these properties speak for themselves. It is my hope that we can bring more and more of these improvements to Mid Devon residents in the near future – helping to make houses more liveable and most importantly, feel like home.”

The Council has existing carbon budget commitments to meet its targets with a recent bid for additional funding of £2.1 Million submitted to the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF).

From 2022, all new projects and new build Council homes will be an Energy Performance Certificate of A (very efficient) and zero carbon.

Unico are now exhibiting at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre

The National Self Build & Renovation centre is the UK’s only permanent venue for independent homebuilding advice and support.  Established in 2007, they have helped almost a quarter of a million visitors build their own dream home or extend and improve their existing property.

Our new stand

The NSBRC is open six days a week showcasing the very best building methods, innovations and technologies.

They have an expert helpdesk, a range of shows, workshops and educational courses to support their visitors in their quest to build their perfect home.

We are looking forward to helping with your upcoming projects.

Ventilation and air conditioning systems to take centre stage in the UK

The Unico System features in P&H Engineering

Despite the apocalyptic predictions about global warming and increasing hot weather it has taken a global pandemic to bring greater focus on the topic of Indoor Air Quality.

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Unico are exhibiting

If you are interested in discovering more on the Unico System please contact our solutions team on 01384 422094 or email [email protected]

Upskill to benefit from lockdown bounce-back

The Unico System features in H&V News

A boom in home improvements and renovations has seen heating and cooling engineers and installers in demand like never before. Richard Soper outlines why training is key.

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If you are interested in discovering more on the Unico System or CPD training course then get in touch with our solutions team on 01384 422094 or email [email protected]

The Unico System features in PHAM News

The Unico System and Bell Plumbing Supplies feature in PHAM News

The Unico System and Bell Plumbing Supplies have both been featured in an issue of PHAM News discussing how a new CPD has been created by Richard Soper (ex- Worcester Bosch CEO). This is going to help heating engineers add cooling and ventilation to their resume.

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Check out PHAM News through the link below where they speak on Bell Plumbing Supplies, The Unico System with the newly introduced CPD training and much more.

If you are interested in discovering more on the Unico System or CPD training course then get in touch with our solutions team on 01384 422094 or email [email protected]

The UNICO System in the Home- Designer and Architects Magazine

Home-Designer and Architect Magazine

With the ban on gas and oil boilers in new build homes set to come into effect by 2025. Renewable heating will be the way forward along with an indication on how easily and simply this can be implemented.

Check out the Home-Designer and Architect magazine through the link below where they speak on Bell Plumbing Supplies, The Unico System with the newly introduced CPD training and much more.

New CPD set to enable heating engineers to offer ventilation and cooling @TheUnicoSystem

If you are interested in discovering more on the Unico System or CPD training course then get in touch with our solutions team on 01384 422094 or email [email protected]

The Unico System Featuring in News Articles

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The savvy reason many households are ditching radiators – and getting ‘better’ heating

With the smart new Unico System being offered from the US, which not only heats homes but will also cool and ventilate throughout your home. All of this is done through discreet outlets located in the ceiling that resembles LED spotlights. Ultimately leading to the end of an era for radiators taking up unnecessary space throughout homes and opening up more freedom to home owners.

To view the full article Click here.

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Indoor Air Quality

Supporting the launch of Unico Systems’ small duct heating, cooling and ventilation into the UK, former Worcester Bosch CEO Richard Soper CBE, is predicting a renewed interest in indoor air quality amongst homeowners, residents and developers.

Following some scorching hot weather, Richard said: “We’re all spending much more time at home due to Covid-19 and people are considering how to improve conditions in the home. With the UK set to get even hotter over the coming years, demand for the type of climate control and filtration currently only found in cars is only going to increase.”

For more information on the Unico System, head to: www.unicosystem.co.uk

To view the full article, Click here.

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Richard Soper predicts resurged IAQ interest in response to Covid-19

The former CEO of Worcester Bosch, Richard Soper CBE, is predicting a renewed interest in indoor air quality amongst homeowners, residents and developers.

According to Richard, who is supporting the launch of Unico Systems’ small duct heating, cooling and ventilation into the UK, now is the time for merchants and their trade customers to explore new technologies and to be a lot more vocal about indoor air quality to those outside of the industry.

He said: “We’re all spending much more time at home due to Covid-19 and having had some incredibly hot days in Spring people are already looking towards yet another record Summer and considering how to improve conditions in the home. Both air conditioning and filtration are common in cars, but with the ban on non-essential travel in effect even this has been out of bounds for most of us.

To view the full article, Click here.

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Widely used in the United States, small duct heating, ventilation and cooling is now available in the UK thanks to a partnership between US manufacturer Unico Systems and UK distributor and training provider Bell Plumbing Supplies. Richard Soper from Unico Systems highlights the key benefits.

Air conditioning and ventilation has always been seen as a ‘nice to have’ in the UK, thanks to our temperate climate, but with a series of record summers and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns many people now view climate control as an essential requirement. Air conditioning is more widespread in our cars and public spaces, so people are now seeking that same level of comfort in their homes.

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THE BENEFITS OF SMALL DUCT HEATING COOLING AND VENTILATION

Used extensively in the US, small duct, heating, ventilation and cooling is now more widely available than ever before thanks to a partnership between the leading US manufacturer, Unico Systems, and UK distributor and training provider Bell Plumbing Supplies. Here Richard Soper CBE, from Unico Systems, reveals all about how the technology is set to transform the way we heat and, importantly, cool our homes.

To view the full article, Click here.

UNICO Overview brochure available for download

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UNICO overview Brochure Download

Our new UNICO overview brochure is now available for download. This is a brief introduction in to the UNICO System and how it is set to transform the way we HEAT and COOL our homes whilst helping to improve air quality and the environment.

UK home owners can now enjoy all year-round superior climate-control and comfort delivered by the discrete UNICO small bore system.

This brochure introduces the system and how it works and how to select the best system according to your life style and budget.

To download the brochure, clicking here or go to our Technical Information section and select Datasheets to view this brochure and other PDFs available for you to download.

New UK UNICO Website Goes Live

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The new UK UNICO System website is now live

UNICO have now launched the new UK website in partnership Bell Plumbing Supplies. The new site is a comprehensive overview of the Unico technology and a complete resource for installers and partners.

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The site covers completed installations showing the benefits together with components, technical information, data sheets and training.

Unico products are designed for both commercial and residential applications in both the new build, self-build and retrofit markets.

All UNICO products provide superior heating and cooling for all year-round climate control. The UNICO System provides a complete stand-alone solution but due to its modular design and construction it can also compliment alternative products such as underfloor heating.