EnviroVent secures major contract extension with Redrow  

National housebuilder Redrow has awarded ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent a further three-year contract to supply its energy efficient, high performance ventilation systems for all its new homes and apartments.

EnviroVent will supply its SILENT (System 1) extract fans to in excess of 4,000 homes per year and its OZEO Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV) (System 3) to around 600 apartments, as part of the contract.

Jon Moss, group technical manager at Redrow, said:

“We chose EnviroVent as our ventilation partner as the company offers a progressive ventilation solution for the ever more stringent building regulation requirements.”

The SILENT fans are suitable for wall or ceiling installations and are highly effective at solving ventilation problems in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.

These extract fans have the ability to extract maximum airflow, reducing the detrimental effects of high humidity in homes, whilst minimising noise levels.

This enabled Redrow to standardise its specification in their different plot types, avoiding the need for centrifugal fans, which will not only reduce cost but also minimises complexity of installation.

The OZEO MEV System being fitted into the apartments offers an energy efficient and cost effective alternative to installing multiple extract fans.

Developed to meet the requirements of system 3 to meet Part F Building Regulations, the system provides all-year-round, good indoor air quality, with very low energy consumption.


Moss added:

“After extensive trials in actual homes, EnviroVent proved it has the ability to supply us with a wide range of ventilation solutions to meet all Part F requirements.”

Paul Croughan, National Key Account Manager at EnviroVent, said:

“We are delighted to have secured the three year contract with Redrow and are looking forward to working with them to meet the constantly evolving requirements of UK Building Regulations.

“We were able to demonstrate that our SILENT and OZEO ranges could provide much improved indoor air quality and also meet the flow results required for all installed ventilation in new build.

“This gave Redrow an advantage in achieving greater build efficiencies compared to their previous ventilation method, whilst also offering them the opportunity of standardising their ventilation specification.”

EnviroVent’s SILENT range of fans are fitted with motors mounted on elastic blocks to absorb vibration, the whisper-quiet technology delivers silent running and exceptional performance.  Available in silver or white to complement all decor styles, the range is IP44 rated and has an ultra-low energy requirement.

The OZEO MEV system is SAP Appendix Q eligible and Energy Saving Trust Best Practice Performance Compliant.   It offers flexibility of installation, either horizontal, vertically, on floors, ceiling or walls and has an aesthetically pleasing compact design.

EnviroVent has recently supplied a number of properties built by Redrow on behalf of a housing association, which were fitted with EnviroVent’s Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) system, in order to meet strict acoustic requirements. As a whole house ventilation system, EnviroVent’s MVHR (System 4) both supplies and extracts air throughout a property recovering up to 95% of the heat from the outgoing, stale air.

EnviroVent offers a wide range of ventilation solutions that are designed to help housebuilders meet current and future air tightness and energy efficiency requirements, through to the zero-carbon deadline.

The company’s system design and technical team are able to offer guidance on the merits of each solution, helping housebuilders meet regulatory and budgetary requirements, whilst creating healthier homes. Drawings can be sent to the system design team at projects(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)envirovent.com.

For more information on effective ventilation solutions for new dwellings, contact EnviroVent via the website www.envirovent.com or by calling 0345 27 27 810.  For more details about Redrow, visit the website www.redrow.co.uk.