Potterton boiler for Potter’s castle

Published:  09 January, 2009

Potter Castle
21st heating services for Alnwick Castle in Northumberland include underfloor heating served by a Potterton Commercial Eurocondense boiler.

A Potterton Commercial Eurocondense Two boiler has been installed to provide energy-efficient heating at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland during a refurbishment of the guest hall — the castle’s main banqueting suite. This is the second largest inhabited castle in England and will be known to readers as the setting for Hogwarts School in the first two Harry Potter films.

The guest hall was previously heated by cast-iron pipework in purpose-made ducts covered by a steel grid and by convectors fed from boiler plant in another part of the castle. This installation had reached the end of its useful life.

The new heating system consists of new finned heating pipework in the existing perimeter ducts covered with a painted cast-iron continuous strip grille.

Steel panel radiators are fitted in the minstrels’ gallery. To ensure that the newly laid oak floor is maintained at a constant temperature, an underfloor heating system is installed as a separate zone.

The Potterton 500 kW modular gas boiler that serves both systems has been installed in the basement plant room below the banqueting reception area.

Consulting engineers for the project were A. E. Robb & Associates.

For more information on this story, click here: Jan 09, 88

comments powered by Disqus



Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Construction Week



  • Field Sales Executive

    Successful professional technical salesperson required to sell to consultants and contractors. Unique opportunity to sell ultra-low energy, patented technology, ventilation products from a UK manufacturer. ...

  • Property Surveyor

    Property Surveyor/ Building Service Surveyor needed to work within the Technical Services team for the management of water hygiene/ legionella risk within DCC's property portfolio. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic team member to join our T......

more jobs »


"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"