Our client had a three storey town house in Beckenham, Kent. Built in the 1970s, it had been fitted with a Johnson & Starley warm air system from new.
Now theres’s nothing wrong with warm air heating, and we fit the latest US Lennox condensing units for the more discerning customers. But in common with many properties of this era, economies had been made with the ductwork, resulting in no direct heating of the third bedroom or bathroom.
Our customer had recently bought the property, and faced the choice of many similar households wondering whether to replace the warm air based boiler for a new one or pull it all out and put in a ‘wet’ radiator system. It wasn’t practical to extend the warm air ductwork into the unheated area, so we suggested fitting a Vaillant ecoTEC+ 837 combination boiler in the front of the garage.
We managed to utilise some of the old ducts in the property to conceal the new heating pipework, and lifting flooring elsewhere, resulting in a very neatly finished installation.
The relocation of the heating system meant that a very large cupboard was released in the kitchen, which is never a bad thing!
Our customer was very pleased with the results;
“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Simon and Hot Water Central Heating. We are very
pleased with the work that’s been carried out – apart from the
radiators (we didn’t have them before) you’d never know the guys had
Sadly, we’re looking forward to it getting cold so we can test it out.
Happily recommed you to anyone.”