The Victorian heating system in this beautiful 15th Century, Grade 1 listed building failed a few years ago, so funds were raised for replacement. Acting as main contractor, we have taken the project right from design, through to its completion. Even before its failure, the existing system had not been performing efficiently. It has therefore been completely stripped out and replaced by twenty Kampmann Katherm trench heaters located within existing floor ducts, whilst still retaining the decorative grilles above. Additional heat emission is from Zehnder 'Radiavector' and Stelrad 'Planar' radiators and pipe coils, located around the Church.
Historic buildings have special needs, all of which must be fully considered at design stage to ensure that any additions are in sympathy with the style of building. Not only must special care be taken in routing services without causing undue disturbance to the fabric of the building; temperature gradients and humidity must be properly controlled to protect the artefacts, as well as providing comfort to the occupants. We are pleased to be associated with The National Trust and regularly work with them, providing breakdown, maintenance and installation services for these very special buildings.
This stunning, 19th Century Roman Catholic Church was originally heated by nine gas-fired boilers which we replaced with four Hamworthy 'Purewell' Variheat high-efficiency boilers. These are connected to a low level header from which six zones extend to the existing heating & hot water circuits. A Trend Building Management system with new control panel provides full control of the system, with user control via a laptop computer. Photos show four of the existing boilers, the new boilers, and the new low level header.
This small, but perfectly formed, Victorian church was fitted with underfloor heating some years ago, but needed a boost of warmth in some chilly areas.To keep upheaval and cost to a minimum, we fitted two SPC 'Belgravia' fan convectors at high level, beneath the mezzanine floor. The two glazed panels were replaced with timber grilles to enable air distribution, thus causing no easily visible changes to the neat interior, but plenty of extra warmth!
St John the Baptist Church in Cirencester underwent a major refurbishment between March 2008 and December 2009. This included a new underfloor heating system, and removal, refurbishment and refixing of existing cast iron sectional radiators. In addition, the Plant Room was re-piped, and there were alterations to the automatic control system.
Large domestic properties are another of our specialist areas, such as this beautiful, newly-built country house near Andover. Here we installed the mechanical and plumbing services, comprising oil-fired boilers serving underfloor heating on Ground and First Floors, and radiators on Second Floor. The installation also includes pressurised hot and cold water services, internal drainage, sanitaryware, ventilation and automatic controls. Images show the installation of underfloor heating, and the bespoke control panel. Whether an existing property, newly-built, or a barn-conversion, we are able to offer a bespoke service to suit your requirements, from design through to installation and maintenance.