The project was delivered by Aspire Housing, in the Newcastle under Lyme area of North Staffordshire. The properties targeted are too far from gas mains to benefit from a gas supply. They had benefited from general improvements to meet the Decent Homes Standard, but due to their old inefficient storage heating were still designated ‘hard to heat’.
Their 20-year old storage heaters were replaced with Dimplex Quantum high heat retention (HHR) electric storage heaters, and the domestic hot water (DHW) tanks with integral immersion heaters were replaced with Dimplex unvented cylinders, with immersion heating.
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