Harvey Homes of Distinction turn to renewables with Stiebel Eltron

Harvey Homes of Distinction, the multi-award-winning Welsh housebuilder has chosen Stiebel Eltron’s new WPL Classic air source heat pump to provide heating and cooling to its Penrhyn Beach development of houses in Colwyn Bay.

A major provider of bespoke, high-quality homes across Wales, Harvey Homes of Distinction placed an emphasis on renewables and energy efficiency in this project – which prompted the decision to install the Stiebel Eltron WPL Classic air source heat pump across the range of properties in the development.

A rise in demand for renewable energy sources in new build housing developments has fuelled uptake of the WPL Classic, with homeowners increasingly seeing a home’s energy efficiency as a major selling point.

The WPL Classic is designed as a cost-effective and space-saving solution that is tailored for housebuilders and developers – providing a highly integrated and easy to install system for residential developments.

Building on the success of its predecessor, the WPL, the WPL Classic provides high efficiency achieved with key elements such as active cooling, electronic expansion and pioneering inverter compressor technology that provides heating and hot water.

The installation of the WPL Classic heat pump systems was carried out by Gwyn Roberts of Ecosystems Wales Ltd, based in Caenarfon.

Stiebel Eltron UK Managing Director, Mark McManus, said: “It’s fantastic to see the WPL Classic implemented in Harvey Homes of Distinction’s high-quality residential developments. The WPL Classic is uniquely suited to housebuilders as an energy-efficient and space-saving option, so to see it in action is incredibly satisfying.

“Residents can be confident that their property will be at the forefront of energy-efficiency technology and that they’ll avoid the need for regular maintenance and high running costs.”

Gwyn Roberts of Ecosystems Wales said: “Residential developments present a unique set of challenges when working on the installation of a heat pump system. The limited space on offer can be a roadblock to quickly and easily installing the system.

“That’s why it’s so refreshing to have the opportunity to fit a unit like the WPL Classic, which is a simple plug-and-play unit, saving valuable time and making the unit incredibly attractive to house builders developing projects in which space is at a premium. 


For more information contact Ben Pummell at BIG Partnership on 0161 806 0851 / 07581 256 678 or email ben.pummell@bigpartnership.co.uk