We’re in Outwood today, taking out some old panel radiators for a an oil boiler customer you will find on our blog a few years ago. We don’t normally fit radiators etc unless we have a boiler replacement, but in this case we’d already replaced the boiler some years earlier! Our client has had a lovely oak floor laid and our mission was to replace the old radiators with refurbished iron units, and connect them to his Hometronic energy management system.
This house, in Oxted, Surrey, was in need of a new boiler. The old unit, a Potterton Kingfisher, was located in the rear of the main kitchen, and was going to be in the way of a planned refurbishment. There were very few places to fit the boiler, so we eventually settled on a restricted location near the back doorway. A Vaillant ecoTEC plus 630 High Efficiency unit was selected, as the build quality of these units is very good, and they are particulary quiet, featuring an insulated casing. The pipework had to run a long way through store cupboards etc and […]
The Kidd boiler was very popular in the early years (1982 onwards) with people in the music industry, many of whom were pioneers of environmental awareness. Abba, Peter Gabriel and the Alan Parsons Project are some notable customers of Kidd Boilers over the years. Inside a Kidd Model 260 – stripped down, preparing for lifting In a recently completed installation in Oxted, Surrey, we had to lower a Kidd Model 260 into an internal boiler room of a large private house. There was no space for a conventional crane, and to install a lifting hoist would have required some quite […]