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Gas takes off in residential new builds

A new luxury apartment block, at 57 North Beach Road in Umhloti has recently been completed by GPS KZN.  This ultra-luxurious six apartment exclusive development is on the beach in Umhloti. Every unit has unsurpassed views of the beach and a 180° vista of the Indian Ocean. 

GPS was appointed to provide the LPGas water heating, hobs and gas braais for all the units.  Gas is fed from the cylinder gas store on ground level, up two utility ducts to provide safe, reliable and efficient energy to all floors.  

A key component of this development was to not be reliant on municipal electricity.  This was achieved by putting all high energy consumption appliances on gas and adding a solar PV and battery system.

Another new apartment block, Summer Ridge, in Umhlanga has also recently been completed.  

This high quality, relaxed lifestyle and pet-friendly environment has 152 apartments.  GPS was appointed to provide the LPGas water heating and hobs plus gas BBQs for the penthouse units. Gas is once again from the cylinder gas store on ground level, via an electric vaporiser into a ring header and then up the various utility ducts to provide safe, reliable and efficient energy to all floors.

Construction sites

On busy construction sites, GPS prides itself on good co-ordination and planning to make gas installations as easy as possible!  Safety of our workers is our highest priority, and this is a key focus area that is critical to our customers too.  All large construction company strive to achieve zero lost workdays due to injury and GPS is proud to be committed to this too.

A larger housing development that started pre-COVID has also been piped with underground piping to all 201 units. One of Invicta’s largest gas fed developments on the eastern side of Pretoria is supplied with the LPG via a mini bulk system, called “dumpies”. 

These multi-storey units are all connected to the bulk storage yard that is situated at the main entrance gate. With pre-paid metering for gas , water and electricity each occupant can seamlessly purchase and top-up all service from the comfort of their couch. 


LPG via a mini bulk system, called “dumpies”.

Many advantages

With gas now being the most reliable energy source, all these developments can be assured of hot water and cooked meals during any length of power cuts. 

With SA’s local gas production and gas imports to our coastal terminals, South Africa has had a constant supply of LPGas since 2011 and new coastal storage for LNG is also on its way to further enhance the Natural Gas supply for the growing demand for low carbon energy sources.

Natural Gas is the least carbon-intensive fossil fuel with 90X less Sulphur Dioxide, 5X less Nitrogen Oxides and 50% less CO2 than ESKOM coal produced electricity.

AJ de Wet: 082 326 8682 – Brandon: 076 423 3800 WWW.GASPS.CO.ZA

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