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The challenge of sasfying a “challenging” planning regime to minimise a new build’s impact has in part been met by supply partners thinking outside the box.
An issue facing developer Quora (Lewes) with its 3,600sq m, three-storey, mixed use development in Lewes town centre was to balance airflow for the large amount of plant needed for the project’s building services alongside aesthetics.
Leading air movement specialist Gilberts devised an innovative solution for Quora’s contractor Jessops Construction: the design and manufacture of a site- assembled louvre screen, 19m long x 1.8m high, fixed in place using a BigFoot innovative, non-penetrative support, on the single ply flat roof below. “It was a sensitive project from the outset,” explained Gilberts’ John Hanger. “It involved demolishing the 25 year-old Magistrates Court and creating in its stead ground floor retail units with a 61 bedroomed Premier Inn above, in an area known for its profusion of vernacular architecture. Every effort was therefore taken to create a building that blended with the surrounding area.
“Using our WGK75 inverted, mitred blades, with cranked ends, set at a 75mm pitch and 45 degree
angle, protects the plant from excessive weather ingress whilst ensuring an adequate flow of fresh air for ventilation. Using the BigFoot system further played a part in creating a careful solution: it meant we didn’t need a substantial supporting framework, and minimised penetrations through the single ply flat roof.” Added Jessops’ Martin Hind: “We had to balance tight budget constraints with high specification requirements to satisfy all parties involved. We specifically chose materials that would help create a scheme that looked impressive but would still sit comfortably with the surrounding area. Gilberts’ louvre system gave us a creative, quality solution.” Gilberts’ WGK75 integrated louvre system is purpose- designed for site assembly, to address complex structural interfaces; it features as standard 1.6mm clip-on blades that deliver a 50% free ventilation area to the plant behind.
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uGilberts’ louvre system provided a creave, quality soluon for a mixed use development in historic Lewes.
REHAU pipework used in iconic BBC Television Centre
REHAU underfloor heating has already been installed by Anders Heating Company Limited, in nearly 250 of the new apartments, with REHAU’s Rautherm Universal PE-Xa pipework being used for the REHAU tacker system in the apartments.
uPart of the REHAU installaon at the newly converted BBC Television Centre building.
In many of the corridors REHAU’s innovative CoolBoard chilled ceiling system is also providing the necessary cooling. Replacing conventional plasterboard, the CoolBoard panels feature integrated loops of REHAU’s RAUTHERM 10mm PE-Xa pipe with chilled water circulating to deliver fast responding and environmentally efficient radiant cooling. The hot and cold domestic plumbing system that runs throughout the corridors was chosen due to the REHAU’s EVERLOC™ jointing technology, which is fast and easy to fix and guarantees no leaks. This was key to the specification; with over 850 million REHAU EVERLOC joints already successfully installed
worldwide, the client could be totally reassured of the quality and durability.
The ‘donut’ shape of the original Norman and Dawbarn building presents many challenges for the M&E contractors working on the project because so many of the internal walls are curved. This obviously made the flexible polymer pipework a much more appropriate choice than conventional steel or copper for the distribution of the water supply. REHAU’s technical specification team are working closely with consultants Arup on the ongoing project and with the clients Stanhope. The M&E contractors on the various stages of the project are ImTech, ESG and Piggott and Whitfield.
Work began on site in May 2016 and the whole redevelopment is scheduled for completion in 2020.
Rinnai has added to its range of Energysaver gas flred space heaters, which are designed for use in schools, community centres, libraries, conservatories, churches and other large indoor spaces.
Addions to Rinnai space heater range
Additions to Rinnai’s Energysaver range include the Rinnai Energysaver 559FT and a new streamlined version of the popular Energysaver 309FT.
Changes to the Energysaver 559T have been made to the operation board which is now an easy to use touch-control pad sited conveniently and discreetly on top of the appliance (rather than on the front with a flip up cover). The unit is also supplied with a child lock to eliminate any problem of small hands tampering with the controls.
Added to these advantages are the timer function and eco mode combined with the new unit’s ability to heat big spaces very fast. The 559FT has an input of 6.4kW and output of 5.2kW. The streamlined unit measures 554mm x 750mm x 250mm.
The Rinnai Energysaver 309FT, like the 559FT, sports a similar sleek casing and turns in net efficiencies of 88%. It has an input of 3.4kW and
output of 2.92kW with Natural Gas usage pegged at 0.31m3 while LPG consumption is 0.26kg/hr.
Also available is the Energysaver 1004T with its impressive input of 11.6kW and outputs 10.23kW, with energy efficiencies of 96% under the guidance of Part L 2014.
The 1004T heater is also suitable for central timer control allowing the building manager to run any number of Rinnai space heaters off a central time clock providing heat to the largest of spaces. The Multi controller is not limited to single Energysavers as the flexibility of the system guarantees units can be mixed and matched to satisfy even the most unique of buildings.
uThe new Rinnai Energysaver 559FT gas flred space heater.
DunhamBush appointment to focus on trench and perimeter heang
David Taylor, the new Regional Sales Manager for Dunham-Bush’s Heating Division, will be primarily responsible for developing sales of trench and perimeter heating systems.
Taylor brings a wealth of experience in this field having spent over 21 years at Jaga Heating, most recently as a Major Projects Manager.
He is particularly pleased to be working for a UK manufacturer renowned for delivering high quality unitary and bespoke heating solutions across a wide range of products.
uNew appointment: David Taylor, Regional Sales Manager for the Heang Division at DunhamBush.
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Taylor will be contacting current and potential customers to offer them the excellent level of personal service for
which he has become widely known within the industry.
With over 100 years’ experience of delivering high quality, reliable and efficient heating and cooling emitters, Dunham-Bush is in a unique position to offer specifiers a single source for a comprehensive range of technically advanced products.
Whether it’s a high-rise office block, school, leisure centre, car showroom or hospital, we have a heating or cooling emitter to satisfy every application. For more information please email:
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As work connues to transform the former BBC Television Centre building in White City into a vast development featuring housing, oces, hotels and leisure facilies, REHAU heang and cooling soluons are being used extensively in many of the new apartments.
DunhamBush Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment, has appointed David Taylor as Regional Sales Manager for its Heating Division.
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