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Bellway Homes has been in operation for nearly 70 years, growing from a small, family-owned firm to a successful house builder.

The firm now employs over 2,000 people and has earned an enviable reputation in the industry.

The property developer builds and sells a range of properties, from one bedroom apartments to luxury penthouses, as well as executive homes. The firm’s high standards of service and build-quality have been recognised by the National House Builder Federation with the award of a Five Star rating for Customer Satisfaction. Despite being a major developer, the company has not lost sight of what is important to purchasers; operating via 15 regional divisions and employing local people allows Bellway to stay close to customers and take key decisions about design, materials and specification in response to local demands.

Bellway pride themselves on understanding the aspirations of all buyers, in the type of home that suits their needs, as well as in the environment in which they want to live. Homebuyers are helped throughout their moving process by Bellway customer service advisors from pre-sale, throughout the buying process, to moving in. For those who need help in selling their own home first, a number of support schemes provided a helping hand.

One of Bellway’s recent developments is Heaton Manor; an exclusive development of three and four bedroom houses with dedicated parking, located in the village of Heaton Moor, close to Stockport town centre and less than 25 minutes’ drive from Manchester.

The properties are ideal for families as they are within easy reach of several state and independent primary and secondary schools, as well as being nearby higher education colleges and universities in Stockport town centre and Manchester.

The surrounding village of Heaton Moor is a leafy, sought after place to live characterised by its tree-lined streets and green spaces. Heaton Moor Park is five minutes walk from the development and a toddler play area. For older children there’s a five-a-side football pitch and tennis court, while the park’s bowling green is home to numerous matches and competitions over the summer. The village’s Thornfield Park also has a bowling green and clubhouse, as well as a play area for children, tennis court and games area. Both have been awarded green flag status.

Heatlink Ltd

Heatlink Ltd comprises two companies; one of which is HeatLink Technical Solutions who design, build and sell ‘Heat Interface Units’ – HIU’s – with heat metres and remote reading or pre payment systems. The second company is HeatLink Client Services who remotely read the heat metres, store the data, create consumers bills and send them out, as well as collect payments on behalf of the scheme operator.

HeatLink Technical Solutions was registered in April 2004 and Heatlink Client Services came into being in 2010. Since their inception the firms have worked on an array of projects. Alan Barber from Heatlink commented:

“At the moment we are operating on a number of schemes for Bellway Homes, the largest being the New Festival Quarter in Poplar, London. The scheme covers a total of 500 apartments.”

Heatlink worked alongside Danny Woods and Technical Director, Steve Saville from Bellway Homes on this project. The Heatlink team work on a number of Bellway developments and provide additional services including M-Bus systems, metre readings, bill production, cash collection services and pre-payment systems.

The mechanical services and plumbing contractor on the New Festival Quarter scheme is C. Watkins and the contract engineer is Darren Paye. HeatLink have provided two differing types of HIU’s on this scheme with each HIU containing a heat metre which connects to an M-Bus metre reading system or a pre-payment system in the social housing flats.

Another scheme Heatlink are part of is a refurbishment project comprising the renovation of 348 flats in Stanhope Street, Newcastle. The development is operated by Places for People and the Consulting Engineers are Portal Services.

The HIU’s are currently being delivered to the scheme and new Kamstrup heat metres are being removed from each apartment and refitted to the new HIU where facilities have been provided. The main contractors on the scheme are Cumbria Mechanical and Plumbing Ltd.

The metres on the site have been equipped with local radio PCB’s to allow the readings to be accessed by a hand held unit. The team intend to have all of the metres radio the readings daily back to an M-Bus Master which will make the readings accessible to Places for People, who will then create the individual bills.

The project began in October this year and is expected to complete around March 2015.

Heatlink are also working on the refurbishment of The Royal Alexandra Hospital in Brighton; transforming the hospital into 120 flats and dwellings which is currently in the final stages. The firm are working on behalf of clients Taylor Wimpey. HeatLink are providing HIU’s on the scheme with heat metres and an M-Bus metre reading system to the scheme. Hove based Jackson Plumbing and Heating are the main contractor on the contract.

The firm are also involved in another scheme for Bellway Homes which involves the construction of 142 apartments with HIU’s supplied by HeatLink.

All the firms’ final products are made in the South Yorkshire, however Heatlink do use components from many different countries, selecting components most suitable to provide the performance required under design conditions.

Alan added:

“Our growth and position in the market has been created by association and good recommendations to other clients based on our performance, prices and services offered.”

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