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O N - S I T E Vokera’s solution helps fire Plymouth Argyle to promotion glory 103 Marina Village Greystones, Ireland is a new development by Bridgedale Homes featuring 358 architecturally designed A-rated homes. Bridgedale Homes tasked Heat Merchants with designing and supplying an energy efficient heating and hot water solution to each home. The Panasonic High Temperature Monobloc Aquarea air source heat pump was specified because of its phenomenal A++ energy efficiency rating, low running costs, ease of installation and the reassurance that it delivers hot water at a constant temperature of up to 65°C without the need for a back-up system. The heat pumps were sized using a combination of Panasonic Aquarea Designer software and Heat Merchants Technical Design software to help achieve the overall A-rated Building Energy Rating certificate. www.aircon.panasonic.eu. enquiry number 908 Durapipe HTA takes care of heatcare enquiry number 910 Plymouth Argyle FC can point to the comfort and warmth provided by a new Vokèra heating and hot water system as perhaps one of the many reasons behind their success in sealing promotion to Football League Division One this May. Installed at the start of the season as part of an extensive upgrade to the team showers and other areas at the club’s Home Park stadium. Home Park last saw major renovation works back in 2001. The shower facilities were most in need of improvement before the 2016/17 season began last August. The existing 300 litre electric hot water system in place did not have the capability to supply both home and away sides with sufficient hot water after a game. With League rules dictating that the away side must have first use of hot water, Plymouth’s players were frequently left with the choice of taking a cold shower, or using the facilities of the Leisure Centre, opposite the ground instead. Vokèra came to the rescue with a new gas-fired system boiler and two 300 litre twin coil unvented cylinders, which were chosen for their ability to use both coils for faster reheat times. www.vokera.co.uk Durapipe UK is celebrating a successful five year partnership with specialist residential care sector contractor Heatcare, which has seen the HTA pipe system installed in an array of new care home developments across the country. Durapipe HTA is typically installed to transport water from the main storage tank in the plant room along the main risers and all corridor runs, before branching off to each individual room.Durapipe HTA is a C-PVC pipework system specially designed for domestic hot and cold water services. The product’s lightweight nature, combined with its quick and easy solvent weld jointing technique, offers significant installed cost savings, compared with copper alternatives. HTA’s limescale and corrosion resistant properties also ensure it maintains its performance over its lifetime.For further information please call 01543 279909 or log onto www.durapipe.co.uk. enquiry number 909 Vortice twin fans selected for Axiom Belfast Design aspirations spark interest in Uponor tabs at new CEF HQ www.hpmmag.com September 2017 50% energy savings achieved with new Panasonic air source heat pump The prestigious Axiom building situated in Great Victoria Street, Belfast has undergone an upgrade of its washroom and shower areas across five floors and Vortice fans have been chosen for the ventilation installation. Belfast based Crystal Air undertook the project and Director Mark Mawhinney said: “This is a well specified project where every element has been selected both for its quality and subtle appearance. The new 250 diameter silent twin fans by Vortice were chosen for their excellent performance levels as well as their sleek Italian design.” The Vort TF acoustic twin cabinet range of fans is IPX2 rated and comes in four different models which can be selected according to the specific fan power required. For more information visit www.vortice.ltd.uk enquiry number 911 First UK installation of new flow control range The Ipswich Walk development in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, will be home to a new flow control product from one of Europe’s largest producers of plumbing brassware and radiator valves, which is being installed for the first time in the UK. To ensure maximum efficiency within the homes, heat interface units from Giacomini have been installed throughout the development. By helping tenants lower their fuel bills, heat interface units have emerged as an effective and economic solution to overcoming the difficulties posed by multi-dwelling properties seeking instantaneous heating and hot water. To accompany the HIUs, Giacomini has also supplied two of its new balancing valve sets. For more information on Giacomini’s flow control ranges please visit www.giacomini.co.uk. Uponor’s advanced Thermally Active Building Systems (TABS) has been installed to provide heating and cooling throughout a new 3,500m2 headquarters building currently under construction for electrical wholesaler, City Electrical Factors (CEF), in Durham. Designed by Faulkner Brown Architects, the scheme is designed to take CEF from its former HQ building to a purpose specified ‘conceptual’ building, characterised by a fairfaced concrete interior. The aesthetic vision for the office building means that there are no service voids in the floor or the ceiling, making a TABS Solutions cast into the concrete the ideal solution. The building’s cooling requirement is greater than its heating requirement thanks to the large mass of concrete used in the construction and the high occupancy rates anticipated for the building, both of which will increase heat retention. The Uponor TABS Solutions will turn the ground, first and second floor ceilings into thermally-active elements of the building, with integrated modular pipe loops positioned in the slab structure. Once the building is completed and occupied, the TABS Solutions will operate at temperatures close to ambient, enabling the use of renewable energy to reduce the operational costs of the building and enhance its environmental profile. The TABS Solutions has been embedded in the concrete ceilings, which required early engagement between Uponor and the project’s design team. www.uponor.co.uk. enquiry number 913 enquiry number 912


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