Whilst at npd, we were approached by the leadership team at Thermocill after they had independently proven their innovative window board concept with the University of Manchester and the University of Salford, but needed to take the huge leap from proof of concept to mass manufacture. 

Thermocill is an innovative window board that creates a wall of warm air in front of windows located above radiators. By directing the air from the radiator up and close to the glazing, it reduces both the amount of cold air entering the house and the amount of warm air leaking out via the windows.

We developed the design into a modular and adaptable solution, using a single material made from recycled nylon with a hemp additive.  

Thermocill has been installed in more than 10,000 homes across the North West since launch, saving an average 3-bed home around 10% in energy costs per year.

Date: 2021

Activities: 3D modelling, prototyping, technical drawings.

Software: Onshape, Adobe Illustrator, Keyshot