Oventrop TRVs help preserve aesthetics in Voysey House

Published:  20 January, 2008

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Originally built as The Sanderson Factory to print wall paper, Voysey House now has a more controllable and efficient heating system following the replacement of 30-year-old valves with Oventrop TRVs.

To improve control of the heating systems and save energy of Voysey House in Chiswick,

30-year-old radiator valves have been replaced with Oventrop Series AZ reverse-angle thermostatic radiator valves and Combi LR lockshields. These valves have the temperature-sensing head in line with the valve body, not at right angles.

This Grade 2 listed building was formerly known as The Sanderson Factory. It provides 2200 m2 of working area and is considered an important formative work in the evolution of the Modern Movement in architecture. It was completed as a purpose-built printing works for wallpaper in 1902 and is the only industrial building designed by architect C. F. A. Voysey.

The Oventrop valves were chosen to suite the single-pipe heating system serving four floors of Voysey House. Stillingfleet & Co., which owns the property and occupies part of it, chose these valves partly for aesthetic reasons. Most of the radiators are tight underneath windows, and the company did not want temperature-sensing heads to show above the window sills. They were installed by Sale Service & Maintenance,

There are 86 radiators with water entering at the top and leaving at the bottom opposite corner.

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