Kensa Contracting was established in 2013, some 14 years after Kensa Heat Pumps first started manufacturing its ground source heat pump products in Cornwall.
Kensa Contracting was borne out of the realisation that the large-scale deployment of ground source heat pumps in existing social housing could address fuel poverty and deliver carbon reduction targets.
This need was not being adequately met as existing framework contractors concentrated on their core business, such as gas and oil boilers. Whilst ground source heat pumps are a technically elegant solution and Kensa’s models are as simple to physically install as a boiler, the design and ground array aspects put many installers off.
Kensa Contracting facilitates these projects by partnering with existing framework contractors whilst taking care of the design, specification, project management, householder liaison, specialist sub-contractor supervision, equipment supply, commissioning, and support with access to subsidies.
Kensa Contracting handles larger installation programmes of commercial buildings and multiple domestic properties from streets to whole estates. Modest projects are supported by Kensa Heat Pumps in partnership with the many independent contractors who directly source product and technical support services from Kensa Heat Pumps.
Kensa has unrivalled experience delivering the UK’s largest GSHP installation programmes and has pioneered the design and application of Shared Ground Loop Arrays; please refer to the Case Studies section for details of some of our projects.
The Kensa Group
Established in 1999, privately-owned, and headquartered in Truro, Cornwall, the Kensa Group is a fast-growing collection of award-winning businesses involved in the manufacture and installation of ground source heat pumps and the ownership of associated underground infrastructure.
Ground source heat pumps are a renewable technology which provide low cost and low carbon space heating and hot water to all types of residential and commercial properties. These benefits mean Government and energy companies are offering significant financial inducements to stimulate their widespread deployment. The ambition is considerable. The Committee for Climate Change is calling for over three million heat pump installations at residential properties by 2030 and other stakeholders are equally committed to a dramatic uplift in market volumes.
The Kensa Group is well-placed to meet this demand and currently comprises three divisions managed by an experienced Board of Directors:
- Kensa Heat Pumps remains the UK’s only manufacturer of ground source heat pumps and is the long-established market leader according to BSRIA annual reports. It provides products and technical support to an extensive network of plumbing contractors.
- Kensa Contracting is a specialist ground source heat pump installation business which focusses on large-scale new build and social housing retrofit programmes. It benefits from unrivalled experience and expertise and has delivered the UK’s largest installations in the residential sector.
- Kensa Utilities is an infrastructure asset company which funds, owns and maintains shared ground loops that serve ground source heat pump installations. It utilises subsidy support to provide these assets at zero cost to the housebuilder or social landlord.
Kensa has attained market-leading status by developing innovative products, embracing and supporting existing supply chains, introducing unique delivery models backed by novel use of subsidy support and funding, and focussing exclusively on a technically-challenging technology. The unrivalled experience means all installations benefit from exceptional expertise and exceed expectations by delivering substantial carbon emission reductions and running cost savings.
Registered Office: Mount Wellington, Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8RJ. Registered in England: Kensa Utilities 10044238 | Kensa Contracting 08166502 | Kensa Heat Pumps 03739805 | The Kensa Group Limited 05367753