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EnviroVent Wins National Award in the HVAC Project of the Year category

By Ruth MacEachern

Product Manager

Dec 02, 2020

Harrogate-based ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent is celebrating winning a prestigious national award in the HVAC Project of the Year category for work it carried out on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

The H&V News Awards are widely considered the most authoritative awards in the HVAC sector, thanks to the participation of 60 experts from across the industry in the face to face judging process, which took place back in March before social distancing.

The results of the H&V News Awards were revealed recently at a virtual awards ceremony, where many of the HVAC industry elite gathered virtually for an evening of recognition and celebration of the sector’s achievements.

Andy Makin, Managing Director of EnviroVent, said: “It is a fantastic boost for our team to win the award.  The Boat Blocks for Birmingham City Council was a technically challenging project that involved our ventilation specialists and engineers designing a bespoke solution.  It is great to win such a prestigious national industry award and this is testament to the innovation and expertise of our team.”

EnviroVent impressed the judges by solving major condensation and mould issues in four blocks of high-rise apartments, known as Duddeston Apartments (or the Boat Blocks) through installation of its Wall Mounted Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) systems in 264 homes.  The External Wall Insulation was being upgraded in these properties and the council wanted to take a proactive approach to ventilating the flats to protect the health of residents and the fabric of the building, avoiding potentially costly repair issues in the future.

Dan Bourke, Regional Sales Manager for EnviroVent, said: “EnviroVent were uniquely placed to offer a full turnkey solution from design through installation via our direct employed team of Ventilation Installation Engineers and I am so proud that this aspect of our service has been recognised by the judges.”  

“We took full responsibility for the ventilation solution on these iconic towers, providing an innovative design to overcome complex technical challenges. Our solution reduces fuel poverty through lower space heating costs and improves resident health and wellbeing through improving indoor air quality and eliminating condensation and mould.”

Darren Beazley, Contracts Team Manager at Birmingham City Council, said: “We were pleased with the service provided by EnviroVent on the Boat Blocks project. Despite a challenging set of circumstances to ensure the stringent consistency of each installation and the technicalities to comply with the Regulations, EnviroVent’s technical assistance and expert installations team was second to none in ensuring that everything ran smoothly.”

Andrew Gaved, editor-in-chief of H&V News, said: “All our finalists deserve extra praise this year for patiently waiting since Spring to hear the results. Since then, of course, the HVAC sector has been in the forefront of both the fight against the spread of infection and in the provision of essential services. I am very proud that these awards show once again the innovation and professionalism of the sector – but this year, we can definitely also celebrate its resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges.”

EnviroVent was also shortlisted in H&V News’ Awards Training Initiative of the Year category, which recognised the high quality of the training at EnviroVent’s NICEIC accredited centre in Harrogate.   

The news follows on from EnviroVent’s recent application for planning approval, which would see the company relocating to a 75,000 sq. ft. business park at Burley Bank Road in Harrogate.  The planning application is for a building that will comprise almost 17,000 sq. ft. of office space, over 13,000 sq. ft. for assembly of ventilation products and over 30,000 sq. ft. of storage space.  EnviroVent currently operates across two sites – and the new plans would bring its training suite, manufacturing, storage and head office into one purpose-built unit.

EnviroVent supplies some of the top UK housebuilders, as well as local authorities, housing associations and homeowners.

To read more about how EnviroVent solved major condensation and mould issues in four blocks of high-rise apartments, known as Duddeston Apartments (or the Boat Blocks) through installation of its Wall Mounted Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) systems in 264 homes, click here >

About H&V News Awards

The H&V News Awards is one of the heating and ventilation industry’s most prestigious awards and has been running for 25 years, celebrating and rewarding excellence for the most forward thinking and highest achievements across the building services industry. There are 27 awards in total, which cover every aspect of the HVAC sector from Air Movement Product of the Year to Renewable Project of the Year.