A WIRRAL heating manufacturer has been involved in a futuristic new project which saw the construction of a special 'demonstrator building'. 

Stiebel Eltron, which is based on the Wirral International Business Park in Bromborough, is one of the sponsors of a demonstrator building developed by the Seismic consortium, which comprises consultancy blacc, offsite manufacturers Elliott Group and the McAvoy, Tata Steel, the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the National Composite Centre, and Specific (part of Swansea University).

The aim of the project was to provide a new standardised approach to buildings and help to drive a shift towards Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). 

Stiebel Eltron carried out an assessment of the building and calculated the heat loss based on the size of the rooms and conditions of the building. The expert team then provided a full specification advising on which of their products would be most suitable for the needs required. 

Following this process, the team provided heaters for the building, which have been designed for properties where the user is not the billpayer, giving landlords control of the temperature and timer controls. 

The heaters will help to reduce energy wastage, improve bill management, and do not require separate controls. However, users can use onboard controls to boost heat for a set limited period if the heater is currently at its setback temperature.  

With added features including a weekly timer, open window detection, self-learning capabilities and automatic circulation of the preheat timer, the CNS Trend NC heater is designed to reduce energy wastage in rental properties.

The project marks another step in the Wirral-based firm's commitment to improving the environmental credentials of rental properties. 

Mark Mcmanus, managing director of Stiebel Eltron UK, said: “The CNS Trend NC heater range is the perfect solution for the demonstrator building, and one of many energy efficient heating solutions we offer. 

“We provide packaged solutions for various scenarios and partners, with the team equipped to scope out the services needed for their project, from advice, planning, and installation. 

“If the UK is to meet its ambitious net zero targets, reducing energy wastage in rental properties is crucial and we are very proud to be a part of Seismic, in pushing for platform-based construction solutions.”