Project : New Heating System for St Richard's Church, Langney
Contractor : Hedley Visick
Contract Sum : £33,229.00 + vat
Contract Type : JCT Minor Works 2016
The brief was to replace the existing under floor heating system which had firred up and was leaking badly - see photo. The gas fired boilers were also inefficient and over 25 years old.
Various options were considered, ranging from a new under floor heating system, an air source heat pump, and a more conventional radiator system, powered by new condensing gas boilers.
After careful consideration the latter was chosen, largely on economic grounds, reusing the existing ducts to the trench heaters on both north and south aisles, as well as reusing the duct along the north side of the nave.
A Faculty was then duly approved, which included removal of a dias and carpeting to the chancel area.
A new service duct was excavated in the floor screed along the length of the south aisle, to house the new pipe work, and the flooring made good with black quarry tiles to match the existing floor design - see photo.
Radiators were mounted either side of the concrete portal frames, slightly offset to provide room for the various Stations of the Cross.
The new heating system provides an ambient temperature of around 10° when the church is not in use, and an equable working temperature of 18° during sevices.
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