McDonald Engineers UK has dramatically reduced the replacement costs of hot water tanks for a major Housing Association by designing and manufacturing a customised model of its CUBEflow rectangular electric thermal store to replicate the existing, but now discontinued, Elson Coral E unit.
An English Housing Association has demonstrated its commitment to reducing tenants’ energy bills by using the Passivhaus approach in its latest development of 20 homes in South Devon, and has specified bespoke solar cylinders from McDonald Engineers to supply the hot water.
McDonald Engineers has provided the complete stored hot water solution for a new social housing project in the North East of England by supplying its CENTRALflow system and its POWERflow indirect cylinders.
The project consisted of two separate packages, the first of which was a 3 storey social housing block which offered extra care facilities for tenants and utilised McDonald Engineers’ CENTRALflow system featuring rectangular thermal stores with type 2 Heat Interface Units.
McDonald Engineers have secured an order for 30 rectangular hot water tanks for the refurbishment of a social housing scheme in Scotland which was looking to replace the existing Elson indirect tanks.
McDonald Engineers had been working with the consulting engineers throughout the design process to develop the optimum solution. This involved changing the indirect hot water tank to their CUBEflow thermal store option, which would give the additional benefit of mains pressure hot water.
McDonald Engineers has manufactured and supplied 37 of its CUBEflow sealed system indirect hot water tanks, which were custom designed to provide an exact like for like replacement of existing rectangular units.
The project was part of a major refurbishment project, for a local authority in England, which was carried out whilst the properties were being occupied. Speed and ease of installation therefore, was absolutely critical.
McDonald Engineers has manufactured and supplied thermal stores for a development of affordable homes in an exceptionally rural area with spectacular views overlooking the Western Isles of Scotland.
The stunning homes featured McDonald Engineers’ THERMflow thermal stores with 180 litre capacity and designed to accommodate solar thermal energy and wood burning stoves.
Each home was designed to an individual brief using a blend of timber frames, hemp-lime construction, and a sustainable interpretation of Scottish traditional building.
McDonald Engineers has supplied 30 of its POWERflow solar cylinders to an award winning housing project in Scotland at the insistence of an architect who recognised the importance of using copper cylinders with solar energy.
The project, which went on to win the prestigious Green Apple Environmental Award, saw McDonald Engineers supply a combination of 180 litre and 210 litre POWERflow cylinders fitted with high performance finned copper coils to deliver maximum performance.