Our client has a woodworking business and was constructing an imaginative barn type conversion for their property, with lots of oak beams in an unusual semi circular design.
Firstly, we installed a Heritage Cooker in the existing kitchen. Fitted with brass trim and a Jade Green enamelled finish, it was also specified with body colour hotplate covers.
This particular Heritage Cooker was a gas fired unit, most of the Heritages we fit are oil fired in very rural locations.
In common with all 3 oven Heritage units, the control panel concealed behind the upper left hand door enables the unit to be timed according to the user requirements.
From cold, the Heritage is ready for cooking in as little as 25 minutes. Try telling this to an AGA owner and they start getting very defensive. Especially in the summer when their cooker is making the kichen intolerably hot and using completely unnecessary amounts of fuel!
An old Potterton boiler and associated hot water cylinder was removed, and a new Vaillant ecoTEC+ 937 hybrid combination boiler was installed in the extension, together with a new water main.
We have fitted lots of this model over the past 18 months. ecoTEC937 uses a buffer store of preheated hot water, to give a performance of around 200 litres of hot in the first 10 minutes, all from a (large) wall hung boiler. This is a boiler that is a viable alternative for a small unvented cylinder installation for water delivery, if there is only 25 litres per minute coming in the property.
Separate circuits were installed for the underfloor heating system in the extension and the main radiators in the house.
The underfloor heating manifold (and electrical consumer unit above) will be concealed inside a larder kitchen unit later in the project.
The underfloor heating is fitted with the OJ electronics radio thermostat system, so our customer has 4 zones of independently controllable underfloor heating, plus a separately timed and programmable radiator system, giving 5 addressable zones of heating in the house.
All ready for Christmas 2008, and the floor tiler!