trafford housing

Trafford Housing Trust Case Study


Project scope

Trafford Housing Trust is an independent housing company providing around 9,000 quality affordable homes within the Trafford area of Manchester. They strive for a society transformed, free from poverty, inequality, and injustice, and are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of their homes.

Enviroheat were asked to specify and supply an effective, low carbon, more energy-efficient, heating and hot water system to replace the existing storage heater and economy 7 systems fitted throughout a series of 1990’s construction low rise 2 storey flats.

The Trafford Housing Trust scheme was an independent living scheme for over 55s, so the systems needed to be safe, easy to control and provide higher levels of thermal comfort.



Our team surveyed the properties and replaced the existing storage heater and economy 7 systems with EconoRad – a revolutionary heating system specifically designed to use minimum electrical energy to produce the same heat output as other electrical heating systems. Paired with our copper vented and combination fortic EconoCylinder, a Hot Water Cylinder integrated with HET technology that uses 30% less energy on average than other cylinders


Results & feedback

  • Minimal changes in billing
  • – safety
  • heating and hot water

After the heating and hot water system were installed, customer feedback was excellent in regard to the heating and how water, customers were warmer into the evenings and noted a minimal change in their billing. The safe surface temperature of the products was a significant area where customers were pleased.

  • Steve Ratcliffe, Gas Services Manager

    The EconoRad heaters are the best on the market. It’s key for us as a housing association to make the right choice in selecting products for customer’s homes. With these heaters the feedback from our customers has been positive, with customers being warmer, feeling safer and making savings on energy bills.
  • Woodbridge Road customer

    For the first time, in a long time, I’m warm in my home. The heating and hot water system is easy to program and I’ve felt the benefit in the evenings. It’s important for me to be comfortable in the evenings.
  • Sapling Grove customer

    The heaters are absolutely fantastic, they look really nice and for me, they provide the heat I need without getting scalding hot. They’re very safe and I’m very comfortable with them.
  • Paddock Lane customer

    With me being out of the house and spending extended periods of time working away, the app and smart controls for this system have been great for me to schedule heating of and on times so I’m comfortable when I get back. It’s a very smart system.


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