as published in Suffolk Business – January 2020
Leading Suffolk-based oil boiler manufacturer, Hounsfield Boilers, has made the shortlist for a prominent national award.
The H&V News Awards showcase the very best products within the heating and ventilation industry and Hounsfield’s revolutionary Tuscan wall mounted oil boiler is up for Domestic HVAC Product of the Year: Boilers and Heaters. The winner of the award will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 30 April 2020.
Andrew Hounsfield, MD, set up Hounsfield Boilers in 2008 with a desire to revolutionise the domestic boiler and make products far more sustainable. He said: “I had worked for some of the biggest UK boiler companies, but I had become frustrated – manufacturers had become too price-focused, which had driven down the quality of the boilers on offer.
“I decided to put the customer first and invent a boiler which would be built to last, whilst also minimising the lifetime running costs for the homeowner.”
“I also created a fresh new practical design that’s easy to install and service for the installer, whilst still delivering a value for money product. Thanks to my engineering background I developed an oil-fired boiler that satisfied these objectives and also created a high-performance boiler with a host of features not found on any other in the marketplace.”
In 2019 Hounsfield added the Tuscan wall-hung boiler to its collection which was quickly snapped up by heating engineers and homeowners. Production at the Hounsfield factory is on the up with two new recruits joining the team and sales are expected to increase as awareness of the revolutionary boiler grows.
Andrew is delighted with recent sales performances and thrilled that his latest boiler has received such recognition. He said: “We’re always proud that our oil boilers are popular with heating engineers and homeowners and it is wonderful that our Tuscan boiler has been shortlisted for this top gong. It’s great recognition for the entire Hounsfield team that our Tuscan boiler has been nationally recognised and selected as one of the best heating products on the market. We manufacture all components onsite in Suffolk and proud to say that our boilers are Made in Britain.”
Hounsfield Boilers are designed and manufactured at Lion Barn Industrial Estate, Needham Market, which was set up in 2008 by Andrew after 30 years in the boiler industry. His boilers have become popular with plumbers and installers thanks to their ingenious design and durability; many of his boilers have found homes in some of the region’s most prestigious properties.