Magenta Living wins Heating and Ventilation accolade
Published by Anne Wilson for Magenta Living in Housing and also in Communities
H & V award
Registered housing provider Magenta Living is celebrating after winning an industry award – H&V Retrofit Project of the Year – thanks to a joint venture with one of the UK’s top boiler manufacturers.
Eighteen months ago Magenta Living enlisted the expertise of Baxi Boilers to work on a low carbon housing scheme on the Woodward estate in Wirral. The refurbishment required the replacement of old boilers to Baxi’s condensing back boilers to save money and energy for residents, whilst minimising disruption.
By installing external wall insulation alongside A rated boilers, the cyclical maintenance team at Magenta Living achieved their first A rated energy home.
With warmer homes, and an estimated heating cost saving of around £175-£200 per property, Magenta Living decided that the success of this project made it an ideal candidate for the coveted award.
Having been shortlisted alongside six other key projects, Baxi and Magenta Living faced tough competition from the likes of Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) and an NHS heated pods scheme.
Ian Roughley, Cyclical Maintenance Manager at Magenta Living says: “Being awarded this industry accolade goes to show that hard work and innovation does pay off. This award will take proud of place within our office, reminding us that we are achieving our goal – to improve life standards in the long term for our residents.”
Magenta Living is currently the largest social housing provider in Wirral. Managing 12,200 affordable homes is just the start as they move into building and refurbishing new homes in other areas such as Ellesmere Port.