New build residential projects

Bovis Homes

Vent-Axia has teamed up with Bovis Homes to provide its Lo-Carbon™ Sentinel Kinetic mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units for two new homes at their York Gate development in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Selected for its high efficiency, Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic will provide residents with excellent indoor air quality while minimising domestic energy costs and contributing to national reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse emissions.

Vent-Axia has been chosen as the preferred supplier for MVHR at this attractive new development at York Gate on the outskirts of Tewkesbury, The two three-bedroom, three storey townhouses built by Bovis Homes have been designed to meet Level 3 and 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Each property features Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic MVHR system, which has been installed to serve the kitchen and wet room facilities. Ideal for installation in increasingly air-tight homes, the Sentinel Kinetic complies with the latest Building Regulations Document F 2010 for wholehouse ventilation, System 4. The system is capable of 90% heat recovery which will be significant in helping reduce the dwelling emission rating (DER) of Bovis Homes’ properties.

“Vent-Axia was chosen for the Bovis Homes development at York Gate as an effective and energy efficient solution that would be easy to install” explains Damian Ryan, Code Assessor at Bovis Homes. “Installation of the Sentinel Kinetic MVHR system should enable us to improve the indoor air quality of the homes whilst also helping to reduce the carbon emissions, and keep the fuel bills down.”

A whole house, multi-room ducted solution, the Sentinel Kinetic combines supply and extract ventilation in one unit. Warm, moist air is extracted from ‘wet’ rooms through ducting and passed through the heat exchanger before being exhausted to the outside. Fresh incoming air is preheated via the integral heat exchanger which recovers up to 90% of the heat energy that would otherwise be wasted. The unit’s energy saving Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon™ DC motors further improve its efficiency and carbon reducing capabilities.

Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic offers residents energy efficient ventilation while lowering fuel bills and scoring highly in a home’s energy performance rating. Plus, the heat recovery ventilation will reduce excessive air moisture, combating condensation and mould growth, saving money on maintenance and decoration in the long and short-term. By specifying the Sentinel Kinetic system for this project, Bovis Homes will ensure residents enjoy better indoor air quality through reduced fungal growth and reduced dust mites, which have been linked to allergies and asthma.

With the Sentinel Kinetic range the exact ventilation rate can be set on the LCD display at normal and boost speeds, supply and extract, to match the volume of the property, while a ‘delay-on-timer’ prevents unnecessary boosting and a ‘delay-off timer’ ensures effective moisture removal. The range’s operation is then further enhanced by a range of internal and external, plug and play control and sensor options which can account for changes in humidity, air quality, PIR (Passive Infra Red), CO2 and temperature. Featuring programmable Summer Bypass, the Sentinel Kinetic range’s operating temperature settings can be pre-programmed for automatic operation of the Summer Bypass, providing free summer cooling.

Manufactured in the UK, the Sentinel Kinetic is part of the Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon™ collection of energy saving ventilation solutions. The aim of the Lo-Carbon™ initiative is to offer the latest low carbon ventilation technology in order to reduce building energy consumption and so carbon emissions. For further information on the Sentinel Kinetic, click

Vent-Axia Ltd

Vent-Axia are leading manufacturers and suppliers of heating and ventilation systems, both in the UK and around the world. For over 75 years, we have led the industry in air ventilation products, systems and services. Whatever your requirement, budget or setting, Vent-Axia can provide the solution you need. From extraction fans for the home to large commercial ventilation solutions, our wide HVAC range features a product for every air handling purpose.

Vent-Axia's popular Lo Carbon range combines all the style and durability you expect from a Vent-Axia product with even greater energy efficiency, helping you to make your property as eco friendly as possible. Together with the Lo Carbon range, demand energy recovery ventilation and heat recovery (HRV) and mechanical extract systems are also available to aid new sustainable building projects to adhere to the Code for Sustainable Homes.

In combination with our exceptional ventilation product range we also offer a comprehensive range of heating products ideal to heat your home, our range of electric heating includes, storage heaters and combination storage heaters,  panel heaters, towel rails, portable heating, fan heaters, convector heaters and radiant heating.  Our latest product introduction brings electric underfloor heating to the portfolio, this range consists of electric underfloor heating mats, underfloor heating thermostats, underfloor heating kits and underfloor heating insulation boards to offer a comprehensive solution.

In addition to our ever-growing domestic and commercial ventilation ranges, Vent-Axia also supply air curtains, hand dryer products and fume handling/smoke fans. We can also support your air conditioning requirements.

Vent-Axia products are available from distributors around the UK and Ireland and also around the world via our network of international distributors. Many of our ranges can also be ordered via our online store. Browse our full range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products by clicking here. You can also contact us for any further enquiries.