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Domestic radiators


LOW SURFACE TEMPERATURE RADIATORS FOR GROUND BREAKING CARE VILLAGE


number of care and nursing home projects around the UK and Ireland in recent years, but one of the latest projects to select these is something rather special. Few buildings in the city of York are as iconic as the majestic Terry’s Chocolate Works Clock Tower and sitting adjacent to this now is one of the country’s leading luxury care homes, The Chocolate Works Care Village. Once home to the directors of Terry’s, the restored former headquarters building now offers a comprehensive range of care options from fully supported luxury care apartments to residential, nursing and dementia care. The £10 million restoration of this practically derelict, Grade II listed building was the brainchild of Springfield Healthcare Group CEO, Graeme Lee, whose vision of a luxury Care Village for the people of York and the surrounding area has become a reality. When it is at capacity, it will provide a quality home for 102 elderly people. The newly refurbished building features 124


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Stelrad LST i Plus– Low Surface Temperature radiators, to provide warmth in the residents’ rooms and in the common areas – the corridors and meeting rooms. The radiators were installed by the M&E contractors for the project, Wheatley Mechanical and Electrical from Garforth, near Leeds. Low Surface Temperature radiators are designed to be installed in environments where safety concerns are paramount. It is common to see LST radiators in hospitals, nurseries, schools, retirement homes and care homes. LST radiators by design, are easy to keep clean and reduce potential injuries due to rounded corners and smooth finishes.


“This is an impressive project and we’re delighted to have our radiators selected for it,” says Stelrad specification manager for the region, Joel Cumberbatch. “Specifiers are increasingly taking a closer look at our range of LST products and deciding they offer the safety levels required when older people are living close to a heating system in their homes or meeting up in public areas. It clearly makes sense to limit the level of heat that can be touched by people in their vicinity and the carefully designed casings around the radiators limit the maximum heat they can come into contact with to no more than 43˚C – meeting the NHS Guidance for


‘safe hot water and surface temperature’. These radiators are also finished in antibacterial paint as standard, making them the number one choice for safety in critical environments.” Graeme Lee, group CEO for Springfield Healthcare


Group said: “Everything about the Chocolate Works Care Village is exceptional and that includes the heating system. It’s an older building with high ceilings a major feature of the design, so it’s vital that we are providing the right level of warmth and comfort for our residents. The Stelrad LST radiators offer this and the level of safety that is essential when older people are living in the property.”


RADBOT OFFERS WARMTH WHEN YOU NEED IT V


estemi, the energy saving technology company, has announced the launch of its first product, Radbot.


Radbot is described as a money-saving, easy to


use, smart radiator thermostat that offers householders the ability to heat individual rooms only when needed whilst reducing the temperature in empty rooms, therefore saving energy and money. In fact, recent customer trials have demonstrated average savings of 31% – around £180 – on an average annual heating bill. Radbot is said to be easy to self-install and is


operated the same way as a standard, manual heating thermostat. It also doesn’t require internet connectivity, complex programming or a smartphone app. Through the use of artificial intelligence, Radbot


monitors light and human activity by tracking how often householders use their rooms in order to establish their patterns of movement. By doing


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telrad’s LST range of safety radiators that ensure the casings of the radiators do not exceed 43˚C have been selected for a large


this, Radbot then understands when it needs to heat a radiator, ensuring the room is ready and warm for householders. Not only that, but it is also intuitive. If a person


uses a room outside of their usual routine, Radbot will understand that it needs to heat the radiator there and then. For extra speed, there is also a boost button that gives householders an extra 30 minutes of heating. Jeremy Lock, CEO of Vestemi, said: “Energy is a luxury we simply cannot afford to waste. That’s why we’ve brought Radbot to market. You wouldn’t leave the lights on in a room you weren’t using, so why the heating? It’s a simple concept that has already delivered substantial savings during customer trials. But crucially, the design reflects our understanding that consumers want simple solutions they can fit and forget. This is the future of the smart home – the simple, smart home.”


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