Our customer had a large detached house in East Croydon, Surrey.
Their existing boiler (an old Ideal Mexico open flued unit) was located in a cupboard in one of the reception rooms, taking up lots of room and making the roof uncomfortably warm in the summer.
As far as our customer was concerned, there was only one place for his new boiler, and that was the roof space.
We constructed a vertical platform for the boiler and control equipment, and as per company policy we used the services of our roofing subcontractor to pass the Vaillant flue through the roof tiling (we always use our specialist roofing team for external works).
Our customer also wanted to have mains pressure hot water throughout the house and needed the space occupied by the old open vented hot water cylinder.
So we installed a new Vaillant uniSTOR 260 litre unvented cylinder in the loft, on a specially constructed platform.
Our customer needed a radiator in the hallway to replace a very old fan convenctor unit mounted on the wall. We fitted a recessed, flush unit from Smiths, called ‘SpaceSaver’, into the under stairs area. All that could be seen was a small grille.
The SpaceSaver unit uses heat from the boiler and incorporates a small fan inside. Usually used in the plinths of kitchen units, they are also very useful when a discreet solation to heating a space (without radiators) is required.
Finally, as our client has a large house which is only normally occupied by two people, we fitted the Honeywell Hometronic radiator management system. This allows immediate zoning of all radiators and rooms, using wireless technology.
Hometronic allocates heat to areas normally occupied at a certain time; similarly it reduces wastage of energy by automating the provision of lower room temperatures in rooms not normally occupied at certain times of the day. Energy cost savings of 25% can be achieved, whilst rooms that are being used are more comfortable.
A greener, more comfortable house!