Vortice helps development reach energy efficiency targetsClose to the core of the Woburn Estate with its famous safari park, extensive grounds and majestic Abbey, lies Maryland, a development of houses and apartments by Kebbell Homes. Each has been either skilfully converted and restored or built as new with the latest energy efficient products. Ventilation systems for the development have been supplied by a European market leader Vortice. Its popular HR400M heat recovery systems are used throughout the project.

Vortice heat recovery systems have impressive performances, with thermal efficiencies achieving the low 90% range and with excellent specific fan power ratings. These take stale air from the wet rooms of the building, remove the heat and replace that heat into the fresh air they bring back into the building from outside.

Malcolm Law, Technical Manager at Kebbell Homes said: “We put an enormous amount of effort into researching the best possible products to produce the excellent SAP ratings achieved by our homes and were pleased to incorporate the Vortice HR400M heat recovery systems throughout the development.”

In its parkland setting overlooking rolling countryside, Maryland House now containing seven apartments, was the philanthropic inspiration of the Duchess of Bedford, wife of 11th Duke. Forming part of the Bedford Estate at that time, it was designed as a cottage hospital serving the local community. Maryland also comprises three, four and five bedroomed homes.

Paul Gunner, National Sales Manager at Vortice said: “The Maryland development combines 21st century sophistication and comfort with views of timeless undulating countryside. Kebbell Homes recognised that never before has good ventilation been more important. As new builds are becoming ever more airtight, mechanical ventilation systems must assume a higher priority if our homes are to be healthy environments in which to live.”