Ecobuild 2014 will be the platform from which Elta Fans launches its brand new residential product range: a range of fans, and whole house systems specifically developed to meet the ventilation needs of the residential buildings of today and tomorrow.
Elta has more than 40 years experience in fan design and engineering, providing innovative solutions to improve indoor air quality and provide a healthy and comfortable environment for building occupants. The company is now taking that extensive knowledge forward into the residential market with a range which not only offers excellent performance but which also recognises the importance of aesthetics in meeting the requirements of modern interior design.
The range features options designed for the specific ventilation needs of bathrooms, toilets, shower rooms, kitchens and utility rooms, as well as MVHR, MEV and dMEV units for whole house systems. Drawing on the innovations introduced in the Elta Select range to meet the energy efficiency requirements of new European legislation, Elta has adopted some of those innovations in the Residential Ventilation range. This includes the highly efficient winglet style impeller in the axial fans which provides optimum ventilation performance while minimising noise, often an important factor in the home environment where noisy extract fans can prove particularly irritating.
Indoor air quality and beyond
The recent changes in Building Regulations and introduction of documents such as the ‘Domestic Ventilation Compliance Guide’ has increased attention on the importance of adequate ventilation in contributing to the health and wellbeing of building occupants by preventing damp, mould and the adverse effects associated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Fans have a vital role to play in this regard. But they can also make a significant contribution in the drive to achieve ever more energy efficient homes. The aim of achieving zero carbon new homes by 2016 is an ambitious target, with Part L of the Building Regulations and initiatives such as the Zero Carbon Homes and the Code for Sustainable Homes being the means to achieve this. Elta has recognised this in its new Residential Ventilation range, offering a number of products designed to optimise energy usage through heat recovery systems, as well as the potential for demand controlled ventilation which further improves energy efficiency.
Full system design package
As part of the commitment to and investment in the Residential Ventilation range, Derek Guy has been appointed as Group Home Ventilation Consultant. Derek has wide ranging experience and knowledge of the residential fan market and will be at Ecobuild, along with colleagues from Elta, to introduce the range. Derek comments:
“Having the right products is obviously important but that is only half the story. We are very conscious that specifiers and consultants should be able to benefit from Elta’s expertise in ventilation so we are offering full system design for buildings, including 3D drawings and site plans to enable ease of installation. This is based on a 3-5 day turnaround to meet the tight timeframes which typify modern day construction methods.”
Jenna Chambers, Strategic Marketing Manager of the Elta Group said:
“Elta is a name synonymous with quality engineering and service within commercial ventilation applications. With the introduction of the new product range we are looking to grow to a similar position within the residential market place. It will obviously take some time to achieve this but through the common strengths and core competencies that we have always adopted at Elta – recognising the importance of service and delivery as well as product innovation – we are very confident that we can bring a new dimension to the market.”
Products within the Residential Ventilation range are subject to Elta’s own in-house testing, as well as third party certification testing. To support confidence in the product design and quality, all products carry a three year warranty (subject to terms and conditions) to compliment the UK NHBC warranty scheme and the snagging lists of many quality house builders.
To view the new product range and obtain a copy of Elta’s Residential Ventilation brochure visit Elta’s stand at Ecobuild (4-6th March 2014, Excel London) where the team will be on hand to discuss visitor requirements.