Radian Group (Drum Housing Association) - independent technical assessment

We were commissioned by Radian Group Ltd (formerly Drum Housing Association) to provide a full independent technical assessment of a number of reportedly under-performing vertical bore ground source heat pumps and/or central heating systems at its Schoolfields and Woodfields properties in Kingsley, Hampshire.

We provided an independent and authoritative assessment of both the original design of the systems through to their installation and subsequent operation. In addition, we gave an opinion on whether the systems, as designed and installed, would ever be likely to achieve their rated design specification.

The services we provided:

  • Independent and unbiased technical assessment and report for a series of existing and reportedly under-performing vertical bore hole ground source heat pumps.
  • Analysis of the original design specifications, together with an assessment and evaluation of problems encountered during the initial installation and subsequent operation phase.
  • Assessment of previous consultative survey reports, together with a comprehensive and detailed analysis of previous assessment methodology.
  • Comprehensive conclusion and recommendations, both collectively (ie for a number of dwellings) and individually (ie for specific dwellings) where faults were identified.

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