Paddy Hastings
While you cannot design office accommodation that will never need rearranging, you can design for flexibility and ease of change — as PADDY HASTINGS explains.
York
IAN LILLEY explains how putting air conditioning under the floor can massively alleviate the problems of rearranging and repartitioning offices.
Apex
Pre-fabrication and the use of modular systems assembled off-site is now common practice throughout the construction industry. MIKE JOHNSON discusses the benefits of modular wiring systems.
Gesis
Changes to the the control of lighting systems can be easily achieved following the installation of Wieland Electric’s Gesis RC product family using wireless technology from EnOcean.
imax boiler

To repair or replace?

11 August, 2004
Upgrading heating plant and installing a new boiler is a major purchase for organisations. GRAHAM WILLIAMSOn looks at why, despite the initial outlay, it is better to replace rather than continue to repair ailing heating plant.
Designers, contractors and end users should make much more use of prefabricated boiler and hot-water plant, says Ken Percival.
Miller
Common-sense methods of controlling boiler plant are frequently not exploited. Julian Miller explains how energy savings of at least 20% and as much as 40% can be achieved.
Miller
Common-sense methods of controlling boiler plant are frequently not exploited. Julian Miller explains how energy savings of at least 20% and as much as 40% can be achieved.
Designers, contractors and end users should make much more use of prefabricated boiler and hot-water plant, says Ken Percival.
Lochinvar
David Pepper considers the driving forces for efficient water heating and the opportunities in refurbishment projects.
Keston
Keston’s prefabrication service is, says managing director Nick Stevenson, designed to ‘take the headache out of designing a heating system, by way of bespoke prefabricated, pre-assembled boiler-plant rigs that are designed individually to meet the exact needs of the project and dramatically cut on-site installation time’.
Stokvis
The Stokvis Econoflame R30 series of wall-hung condensing boilers comprises four models with outputs from 45 to 100 kW.
Gledhill
Self-contained electric DHW solutions for 114 apartments in central Manchester, including a renovated Grade II listed warehouse and two purpose-built blocks, are provided by Gledhill’s PulsaCoil system.
Priva
As part of the refurbishment of the boiler house at Petherton Road Day Hospital in Bristol, Priva control systems have been installed.
Rycroft
Rycroft has developed an interactive computer program that enables water-heating systems for major projects to be selected and specified in a matter of minutes.
Spirax Sarco
Such is the efficiency of two Spirax Sarco EasiHeat engineered systems installed to replace a large boiler providing space heating at the L’Oreal factory in Wales that an installed capacity only a quarter of what was used before is adequate for even the coldest winter days.
Water heater
A novel engineering feature in the State range of water heaters prolongs life, reduces heating costs and premature replacement.
Pegasus
A 2-stage burner is now standard on Ferroli’s entire Pegasus range of atmospheric floor-standing boilers. There are 20 boilers in the range with outputs from 50 to 290 kW.
Vaillant
To provide heating and hot water for an eco-friendly barn conversion designed by architect Michael Watson as his own home, Brian Hollidge of Advanced Heating & Cooling of Cambridge specified a Vaillant high-efficiency condensing combination boiler.
A gas-fired condensing boiler that can serve two independent heating circuits and one hot-water circuit has been developed by Geminox.
Anne King
Delivering projects more efficiently requires improved collaboration. Anne King explains how information and communications technology could be a means to this end.
Royal Festival Hall
As part of the 3-year renovation of the Royal Festival Hall in London, the heating system is being modernised. The work includes the replacement of existing aged boilers with four Viessmann Vitoplex 300 boilers of 1750 kW output and an efficiency of 85%.
Estimation has launched a services-and-maintenance module. It is designed for managing every aspect of a service department in a contracting organisation or for companies that specialise in building-services maintenance.
Commtech
Commissioning and maintenance specialist Commtech offers a web-based documentation service as part of its engineering support services. It is seen as a vital element in its after-sales care, leading to high levels of repeat business.



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Alan Jamieson of Peldon Rose discusses the changes and trends of building services within offices and the focus of wellbeing. 

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Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity expresses the current state of the energy market and the need for flexibility. 

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