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Column radiators for Blue Coat School

Column radiators for Blue Coat School

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Stelrad’s impressive column radiators now provide the heat in one of the country’s leading co-educational schools – the Blue Coat School in Oldham.First opened in 1834, the school’s founder, Thomas Henshaw, left a bequest to fund a school which would ‘provide education for the orphaned boys of the parish’. From these humble beginnings, the Blue Coat School has become one of the biggest and most successful schools in the country.The original gothic Henshaw Building – the centrepiece of the school – has been refurbished and the heating system upgraded with the addition of more than 80 Stelrad column radiators – radiators that match the décor of the school to a tee. They have been installed in the corridors, several classrooms, the library and the mightily impressive boardroom that is decorated with historic artefacts that remind visitors of the school’s earlier days with boards announcing the various benefactors that contributed towards the school’s costs over the last nearly two hundred years. The radiators were installed by locally based JD Engineering.“This project is ideal for the use of our traditional column radiators,” says Stelrad’s Paul Barlow. “Maintaining traditional design with a modern twist, our range of column radiators are a combination of good looking radiators with high levels of efficiency. Whether it’s one of our 2 column radiators, combining conventional style while still fitting right into a modern home or an older property, or one of our bigger 3 column radiators, which look just as good, but which are suited to larger rooms, emitting a higher heat output, while maintaining their fine design.”Column radiators have been popular for hundreds of years – in fact these originally Victorian Radiators were the first radiators designed for style and performance. With modern engineering and new design features, modern column radiators are as efficient as they can be.
Stelrad radiators adorn new Hall for Cornwall

Stelrad radiators adorn new Hall for Cornwall

Stelrad Radiators

Stelrad radiators have been selected for inclusion in a major refurbishment project in the far South-West of the UK.Cornwall’s premier entertainment space – the Hall for Cornwall in the centre of Truro – has undergone a major programme of refurbishment work at a cost of in excess of £20 million that involves the building of a new auditorium in the centre of the complex that will be called the Cornwall Playhouse. It’s a venue that has a number of historic memories not least the fact it was the venue for the first ever live concert by rock band Queen – on 27th June 1970!Part of the venue refurbishment included an upgraded heating system, which now includes 47 Stelrad Planar flat fronted radiators – both vertical and horizontal and in varying sizes, in the offices, changing rooms, and back of house and front of house common areas. A number of the company’s leading LST (Low Surface Temperature) radiators have also been installed in the toilets – to share heat across the newly upgraded facilities.The radiators were installed by Totus Engineering Limited, the leading mechanical, electrical and plumbing specialist in the South-West, with offices in Bodmin, Exeter and Plymouth, for the main contractor for the project – Keir.“We’re pleased to see our radiators selected for this flagship project for the leading entertainment space in Cornwall,” says Stelrad’s Chris Harvey. “This project highlights the benefits of our efficient Planar radiators and ‘safe to touch’ Low Surface Temperature radiators. The majority of our radiators are installed in residential settings – in new build homes and as replacement radiators in existing homes. Projects like this one show how important radiators can be in commercial properties – in this case an entertainment space but equally important in offices, hospitals and other health care settings and in industrial buildings too.”As well as showcasing Stelrad’s radiator options the Hall for Cornwall highlights the use of coloured radiators as well as the standard white radiators that we mostly see. Some of the flat fronted Planar radiators have been supplied in a brown paint finish to match décor in part of the building. The first thing you notice as you walk around the impressive refurbished building is the huge amount of open stone finish walling there is – common in buildings in Cornwall. This lends itself to the use of coloured radiators as well as the white ones – to add to the overall décor effects.For more information on the programme of entertainment available at the newly refurbished hall – which is now open – head for www.hallforcornwall.co.uk.To find out more about Stelrad’s Planar and LST radiators installed in this impressive project go to www.stelrad.com. You can call for information on 0333 207 2194 or email marketing@stelrad.com. Alternatively, you can also see regular updates from Stelrad on Twitter @Stelrad and Facebook @StelradRadiators.
Stelrad supplies radiators to Welsh Comprehensive School

Stelrad supplies radiators to Welsh Comprehensive School

Stelrad Radiators

Some would say that heating is vital in schools in the valleys of Wales – not traditionally the warmest parts of the UK and certainly some of the wettest, so the new blocks at Treorchy Comprehensive School look set to benefit from the warmth generated by the new radiators installed recently as part of the growth of the school buildings on the linear site that runs along the side of the valley for more than 500 yards.Treorchy Comprehensive School in the Rhondda Valley provides its 1600+ students with a wide range of options when it comes to subject choice but as you might expect for a town famous for its male voice choir and its brass bands, music is high on the list of this school’s priorities. A close second is the commitment to offer a bilingual learning experience with the school doing its best to invest in the continuation of the use of the Welsh language.Two new buildings on the school site have recently been subject of new heating systems and Stelrad Radiators has supplied the radiators to share the heat around the sixth form building and a new teaching block which amongst other subjects including Geography and History, houses the music department including a number of classrooms and additional small teaching rooms utilised by visiting peripatetic teachers.The selection is for Stelrad Concord radiators in a variety of sizes throughout the public areas, corridors and in the classrooms and teaching rooms in the music school area. The horizontally banded radiators bring a modern look to the areas in which they have been installed, alongside the strong colours of the décor.“We’re seeing our radiators selected for new build and additional build projects in schools, colleges and universities up and down the country,” says Head of Marketing at the UKs leading radiator manufacturer, Chris Harvey. “We’re seeing many schools follow the lead of Treorchy Comprehensive School in selecting our premium, decorative and designer radiator designs rather than the traditional standard panel radiators that have been the norm for many years.”
Listed Scottish mansion warms to Stelrad Radiators

Listed Scottish mansion warms to Stelrad Radiators

Stelrad Radiators

There’s a large Victorian baronial mansion not far from Dollar in Stirlingshire, that is benefitting from the addition of the latest energy efficient radiators from leading manufacturer Stelrad.Solsgirth House is a desirable Grade B listed mansion set below the Ochil Hills, bordering Clackmannanshire, Fife and Perthshire. It was built about 1870 for William Connal, a member of an old Stirling family going back generations. He was born in Stown, Stirlingshire, the son of Patrick Connal, merchant and banker, who had the misfortune of having shares in the Stirling Bank when it crashed in 1826. He was ruined, but had better fortune when he was appointed the first local agent for the National Bank of Scotland.Solsgirth House was also the former home of transport entrepreneur Walter Alexander, who owned the Bluebird Bus Company. More recently it became an exclusive venue for weddings, conferences and events and then a hotel, before reverting to being a family home.The recent refurbishment of the property has seen the heating system transformed and the arrival of 77 Stelrad Classic Column radiators – perfect for the style of the property – along with a further 35 Stelrad flat fronted Planar radiators, to share the heat around the huge home, providing the levels of comfort heating needed in a home of this size and vintage. The contractor responsible for the installation of these more than 100 radiators, is John G MacIntosh from Perth.“We’re pleased to be involved in a major project of this type,” says Stelrad’s Specification Manager for Scotland, Scott McDonald. “The Classic Column radiators are a perfect match for the style and design of the property whilst the Planar design radiators are attractive, understated premium radiators that blend in perfectly in the more recent areas of the building. It’s great to see an impressive building like this, being brought up to date to ensure the levels of comfort that will be needed to make this a successful family home again.”“We needed good looking radiators to provide the heating in the home,” said Mechanical Project Manager Craig Lees from JGM. “Stelrad radiators were the obvious choice for this project with their quality and effectiveness, along with the ease of installation – all key factors in the decision.”
Heavy Duty Deco radiators heat unique school

Heavy Duty Deco radiators heat unique school

Stelrad Radiators

Stelrad radiators are found in literally thousands of schools up and down the country but following a major heating system upgrade, they are also now found in a truly unique school – set in the leafy lanes of Oxfordshire, near the town of Abingdon.The Europa School UK is both a UK state school and an International Baccalaureate IB world school. It was founded and exists to provide a multilingual and multicultural education for primary and secondary level pupils through a broad and challenging curriculum. The school’s Mission Statement says their students ‘experience the joy of learning together in a mutually respectful community. They develop skills which equip them for further studies, an enriched cultural life and a global perspective to help create a better and more peaceful world.’Its pupils can follow the school’s bilingual curriculum from age 4 to 18, culminating in gaining the highly respected International Baccalaureate. In the Primary school, half the week is taught in English and half taught in French, German, or Spanish. At home, the pupils might speak English or any of roughly twenty other languages present in the wider school community, united by the school but spread throughout Oxfordshire. It is not unknown for a child in Reception to be using four languages between school and home – and it works, not least because the school’s dedicated staff have the experience and application needed to make it work.In the Secondary school, History and Geography are studied in a second language, ensuring a deep academic and empathetic engagement with the school’s multicultural approach.The project is being managed by Mace Consulting on behalf of the Department for Education with local company Fergal Contracting Company from Witney heading up the major refurbishment programme at the school and the heating and plumbing upgrades are being run by Correct Contract Services – CCS – from Andover.Many elderly radiators are being replaced by modern, efficient radiators from Stelrad with a selection of their radiators being used in different parts of the school. Stelrad’s recently launched Heavy Duty Deco radiators are being used throughout the senior school. This robust version of the popular Deco design comes with a 3.2mm combined thickness, tough outer steel fascia to provide additional protection where the radiator is used in an environment where contact is likely and there is a need to take knocks in its stride. They have been selected for a number of school projects – where it’s anticipated the radiators may not always be treated with the highest respect! It’s a high-end specification product built to withstand high impact, yet it retains its high heat output whilst remaining price competitive. For installers, piping connections are exactly the same as the Stelrad Compact radiator.And it’s the UK’s most popular radiator – the Stelrad Compact radiator – that has been chosen for many of the back-room areas of the school – in offices, administration areas and in the kitchens for example. And finally, a selection of Stelrad’s sector leading LST radiators – the low surface temperature range – has been selected for the infant and junior schools to offer additional safety levels for young and more vulnerable children. These radiators are from the UK’s best-selling LST range, seeing wide use in schools, nurseries, sheltered housing, nursing and care homes and other buildings where young, elderly, or vulnerable people work, visit or live.The new radiators have been installed in conjunction with Pegler’s VSH PowerPress system – a similarly robust, thick wall steel pipe and press fitting range of pipes and fittings. Whilst slightly more expensive to purchase, they are much quicker and simpler to fit giving significant time and hence cost savings alongside the provision of highly robust radiators that will withstand the harshest of treatments in day-to-day use.“The use of a selection of our radiators – choosing the right radiators for the right usage and areas of the school, highlights the importance of the wide range of radiators we can offer,” says Stelrad’s Head of Marketing for UK and Ireland, Chris Harvey. “Being able to provide a wide range of radiators – helps with aesthetics but increasingly with practicality too – with the more robust HD range radiators offering that extra strength to the radiators where the possibility of contact comes into play. The addition of LSTs for the areas where the younger children will be learning makes huge sense for any organisation looking to offer additional safety – with these radiators covers never exceeding 43 degrees C – ensuring youngsters don’t suffer dry burns if they fall against the radiators during their time in school. And finally, we have the Stelrad Compact radiators which are the most cost-effective range for areas where a good looking but highly functional radiator is required. This project is a perfect one to illustrate the flexibility of the range we offer.”You can find out more about the Europa School by visiting www.europaschool.org. For more information on the radiators used here and the wider range of radiators available, head for the Stelrad website at www.stelrad.com or at www.stelrad.ie in Ireland. You can call for brochures and information on 0844 543 6200 or email marketing@stelrad.com. Alternatively, you can also see regular updates from Stelrad on Twitter @Stelrad and Facebook @StelradRadiators.
Historic London school turns to Stelrad Radiators for warmth

Historic London school turns to Stelrad Radiators for warmth

Stelrad Radiators

There’s a massively impressive school in south west London, literally just south of the River Thames towards the western most end of the traditional university boat race course in Barnes, that has recently selected radiators from leading manufacturer Stelrad to share the warmth around the school buildings.St Paul’s School is an independent school offering an outstanding, all-round education for gifted boys aged 7 to 18 years. It was founded in 1509 by John Colet, then Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, to educate boys “from all nations and countries indifferently”, regardless of race, creed or social background.In March 2020, the school completed the redevelopment of the Senior School. The final elements of this project were the award winning General Teaching Buildings which offer a central Atrium, John Colet Hall and Chapel, contemporary dining, the Kayton Library and many light airy classrooms overlooking the Thames and playing fields. It is a stunning place to undertake your education.When this refurbishment was being undertaken, the heating system was upgraded and the means of sharing heat around the school to make it warm and comfortable for the pupils and staff was upgraded using a selection of horizontal Stelrad Compact radiators in the classrooms and Compact with Style vertical radiators in the communal areas, including the corridors.The radiators were fitted by mechanical and electrical engineers Brith Services. In all, more than 120 radiators were installed in the school – 68 vertical Compact with Style and 53 Compact K3s. The timing of the installation has seen most pupils working from home due to the pandemic but it’s hoped that the pupils have been in school soon, and able to benefit from the new radiators and all the new equipment installed in the school as part of its refurbishment.“We’re delighted that our radiators were selected as part of this impressive refurbishment project at St Pauls School,” says Chris Harvey, Head of Marketing at Stelrad. “We’re seeing our radiators chosen for a large number of school heating system upgrades up and down the country and we’re always pleased to see them selected for prestigious projects such as this one.”You can find out more about St Paul’s School and its remarkable history by visiting www.stpaulsschool.org.uk . For more information on the radiators used here and the wider range of radiators available, head for the Stelrad website at www.stelrad.com or at www.stelrad.ie in Ireland. You can call for brochures and information on 0844 543 6200 or email marketing@stelrad.com. Alternatively, you can also see regular updates from Stelrad on Twitter @Stelrad and Facebook @StelradRadiators.
Stelrad LST radiators keep young pupils warm...safely

Stelrad LST radiators keep young pupils warm...safely

Stelrad Radiators

There’s a heating system replacement project just completed in Luton that has seen Stelrad Radiators sector leading low surface temperature radiators installed to provide safe heating for the youngsters who attend Ramridge School in the town.Phase 2 of this project, saw 32 radiators – 27 Stelrad LST i Plus Deco radiators and 5 Compact design radiators – installed in corridors and classrooms across the school. The heating system is driven by three gas fired boilers in the school’s plantroom. These LST i Plus Deco radiators feature Stelrad’s new easy clean feature. Pressing the ring clip between the grille, allows the user to remove the fascia, making access to the heat emitter inside easy for cleaning purposes.Phase 1 saw the installation of the distribution pipework in 2018, this phase of the project saw replacement of the heating flow and return, the emitters and the domestic hot and cold water services. Phase 3 will see the final part of the school heating system completed in 2020.The radiators were installed by TSG Building Services, which has built a reputation since 1961 for successfully completing contracts in schools, for housing associations and local authorities. The radiators were specified by Stephen Henry, Assistant Mechanical Engineer, Luton Borough Council, the LST’s being perfect for the school which is occupied by young children, who might be prone to burns from normal heating appliances.The LST i Plus Deco radiators offer the school maintenance team and the teachers at the school the opportunity to set the TRV’s at a comfortable temperature before replacing the TRV with the anti-tamper cap to prevent pupils from altering the temperature without permission. In addition, the radiators offer peace of mind to the school authorities as their design ensures no sharp edges or corners on the casings so pupils cannot harm themselves if they come into contact with the radiators, whilst mitigating the possibility of scalding.From an installation perspective, the ease of installation was key. Installers appreciate the benefit of the simple removal of the front cover of the casing on Stelrad LST radiators to gain access to the emitter, via a simple spring clip arrangement instead of fiddley screws, and if replacement of the emitter is ever needed in the future, you replace the emitter with a standard Stelrad radiator, without the need to replace the complete unit.For more information on the UK’s sector leading low surface temperature radiator range – head for www.stelrad.com.
Stelrad provides radiators for Veterans contact point

Stelrad provides radiators for Veterans contact point

Stelrad Radiators

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has been proud to be involved in a project in the Midlands that sees an independent charity providing a range of services for veterans from across the armed services – predominantly for veterans living in Warwickshire, Coventry, Nuneaton and Solihull.The Veterans Contact Point is a local military charity that achieved charity status back in 2014 and set about delivering a modern, comfortable base from which its services could be delivered. As well as the HQ in Nuneaton it has since also established Centres in Atherstone, Dordon and is currently developing a third in Stratford-upon-Avon.Stelrad was contacted by contractors Balfour Beatty and asked if they would be willing to contribute to this charitable project. After finding out more about the charity it offered to help by providing LST radiators – highly effective heat emitters but protected by casings that never exceed 43 degrees C – offering ‘safe to touch’ heating in circumstances where older or vulnerable people might be in close proximity.Stelrad’s LST range is the largest in the UK and sees a wide range of sizes and shapes available and a choice of casing designs – from the flat white casings used in this project to vertically lined ‘Deco’ casings. Stelrad LST Standard Radiators align with NHS guidance for ‘safe hot water and surface temperature’ and are finished with antibacterial paint for extra protection when contact is made with them. The LST Standard Radiator is suitable for homes, private and government work buildings and anywhere where a low surface temperature is ideal. Customer protection is the number one priority in the production of the Stelrad LST Standard, which is what makes them the safest radiators you can buy in the UK.“We were delighted to be involved in this project,” says Stelrad’s Head of Marketing, Chris Harvey. “We have a track record of being generous as a business when we are called upon for support in these circumstances and we were delighted to supply a selection of vertical and horizontal LST radiators. It’s an impressive building and we’re delighted to be able to help the country’s veterans in a small way through this innovative building and concept.”The Veterans Contact Point is reliant on donations from individuals and companies willing to support the role they play in the veterans’ community. Run entirely by volunteers – most of whom are veterans themselves, the charity is committed to helping veterans in any way they can providing information, advice and referrals to a wide range of specialist organisations and service charities that are ready to help veterans in need. Their role was enhanced during the darkest days of the Covid Pandemic – with more than 250 food parcels distributed to veterans struggling to provide sufficient food for themselves and their families. To find out more about this worthwhile charity, head for http://veteranscontactpoint.org.uk or call them on 02476 343793.
Stelrad radiators selected for impressive new Bristol development

Stelrad radiators selected for impressive new Bristol development

Stelrad Radiators

Stelrad radiators have once again been selected by a new build developer – this time for an attractive new development close to the centre of Bristol in St Werburghs. Acorn Developments has chosen the Stelrad Compact with Style radiator design for the main part of the new homes and its Classic Towel rails for the bathrooms in these modern, three storey homes. The radiators were installed by plumbing and heating sub-contractor Gregor Heating from Bristol.Acorn is an independent development and regeneration specialist that has, for many years, successfully created a range of residential-led refurbishment and new build schemes. Following Acorn’s ‘Different by Design’ ethos, its experienced, imaginative management, construction and sales teams has enabled it to become one of the country’s most successful property developers and partners.This latest development is an excellent show piece for the developer and its use of Stelrad’s premium radiators is in line with the overall high specification of these impressive homes.Centred around the iconic landmark chimney, Brooks Dye Works is an exciting mix of eighty-one new 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. This is a key regeneration site in St Werburghs, Bristol, featuring new pedestrian routes linking to the surrounding areas and neighbouring Mina Road Park. The former Brooks Laundry dates back to the 19th century when the site was used for industrial units by Brooks Dyers and Cleaners. Each home will benefit from open plan, flexible design with parking and outside space, there will also be additional visitor parking on site. Some of the homes will feature an electric car charge point. It’s ideally located less than a mile from Montpelier and Stapleton Road train stations and under half a mile from the M32 motorway – so this new development will benefit from good access in and out of the city.“We’re pleased to see our Compact with Style radiators matched with the Classic towel rails in the bathrooms in these excellent homes,” says Stelrad’s head of marketing, Chris Harvey. “We’re seeing our premium panel, decorative and designer radiators specified with increasing frequency in new build developments and its clear they offer good looking options for providing comfort heating.”
Stelrad radiators turn up the heat at Forth Valley College in Scotland

Stelrad radiators turn up the heat at Forth Valley College in Scotland

Stelrad Radiators

Forth Valley College is one of Scotland’s leading providers of education and training delivering more than 750 courses from its main campuses in Alloa, Falkirk and Stirling. It is recognised throughout the UK and beyond for its innovative, creative approach to learning and teaching. This equips its students with the skills and experience they need to develop their careers.The Falkirk Campus opened in 2020 and comprises an impressive modern building offering an excellent environment for learning. Included in this new campus was a well-designed heating system to ensure students and staff were comfortable at all times of the year. Key to the heating system was the use of Stelrad radiators throughout the campus – a mix of more than 300 Stelrad Planar radiators –– both horizontal and vertical models – alongside 40 Concord Lo-Line floor mounted radiators and several of Stelrad’s best-selling range of low surface temperature radiators.Specification was secured via consultants K J Tait and Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick was lead contractor on the project. The radiators were supplied via the local Wolseley branch.In February 2020, local SNP MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, Martyn Day and his partner were given a tour of the new Campus by principal Dr Ken Thomson. The MP said: “I am absolutely delighted to see first-hand the new facilities. This is without doubt a state-of -the art learning environment. The Falkirk Campus is a valued part of our community.”Dr Thomson said: “It was great to show Martyn around the new campus. Our new facilities will be able to offer cutting edge educational and vocational training to help continue the economic development of this area in the coming years.”“We were delighted to see our radiators specified for inclusion in this prestigious project,” said Stelrad’s Head of Marketing, Chris Harvey. “We have seen our radiators selected for an increasing number of large-scale, education related projects in schools, colleges and universities across the UK in the past couple of years. This building is leading edge and highlights how well our radiators can contribute to comfort in larger commercial properties that require efficient sharing of heat around the premises. We were delighted to see a selection of our radiators chosen to work together in different parts of the building where particular visual qualities were required. We’re seeing our vertical radiators chosen more often to provide effective heating, but with the additional aesthetic aims of maximising on the visual appearance of the radiators. And the use of our LST range where safety is the prime concern and there is a need for a ‘safe to touch’ option is the icing on the cake in this project.”To find out more about the Planar, Concord and LST radiators installed in this impressive new project go to www.stelrad.com. You can call for information on 0844 543 6200 or email marketing@stelrad.com. Alternatively, you can also see regular updates from Stelrad on Twitter @Stelrad and Facebook @StelradRadiators.
Irish new build development sees heat pumps and radiators working side by side...

Irish new build development sees heat pumps and radiators working side by side...

Stelrad Radiators

There’s a new build housing development in deepest Ireland that is proving that new renewable heating systems and radiators make excellent partners.Eastmount, on Chapel Road in Delgany, close to Greystones and just 45 minutes south of Dublin in County Wicklow, can be found just across the Greystones golf course from the Irish sea. The development by D-Res Properties, will provide 74 new three, four and five bedroom homes with open plan living and features high levels of insulation, air to water heat pumps and Stelrad’s Compact with Style radiators throughout the properties to ensure the homes are warm and cosy throughout the year. In all, around 850 radiators will be installed at Eastmount.“This is an excellent example of exactly why radiators are fully compatible with modern renewable heating systems,” says Stelrad’s Head of Marketing, Chris Harvey. “If you believed all the hype you’d expect to see underfloor heating with heat pumps, but particularly in Ireland where they are a fair bit ahead of us in the UK, they are pairing heat pumps with radiators extensively and finding that when the radiators are correctly sized, and installed in homes with excellent quality insulation, they deliver excellent heating performance. An air to water heat pump is very different technology to a traditional boiler driven heating system but once you understand that and play to a heat pump’s features and benefits, the lower temperature heating system can deliver more than adequate heating and hot water and in addition offer lower heating bills and lower emissions alongside higher energy efficiency – it’s a win, win solution for new homes builders and for the new homes owners who are lucky enough to live in these homes and benefit from the warmth and comfort they provide.”The Compact with Style radiators are sleek, attractive radiators that far from being simply a heating appliance, add significant smartness to the rooms in which they are installed – with the subtle vertical lined casings matching the attractive décor in these striking new homes.
Stelrad provides radiators for tallest city centre residential development in second city

Stelrad provides radiators for tallest city centre residential development in second city

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Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad has seen its radiators specified for a landmark development in the centre of Birmingham.When City councillors in Birmingham gave permission to developer Moda Living and Glenn Howells Architects to execute their joint vision of a 132-metre skyscraper, which would become the tallest residential building in the city they continued a trend that has seen Birmingham take the lead in developing living spaces close to the city centre. The 42-storey 2one2 Broad Street features a slim rectangular profile thrusting out of a three-storey podium set to house 3,251 square metres of retail space. It’s built on the site of the old Tramps Night Club, close to Brindley Place.The 481-unit apartment tower, with apartments for rental only, will include a 200-metre outdoor running track on the podium roof, the first of its kind for a residential building in the United Kingdom. Nearly 3,000 square metres of communal and amenity space will be provided within the skyscraper, including a residents’ lounge, dining club area, and wellness zone. The building’s elevators will be tech-savvy, with smart elevators controlled by an app on residents’ phones.An exterior of floor-to-ceiling windows is interlaced with an enveloping bronze veil that emphasizes the verticality of the project. Inside, units will be split into 30 studios, 163 one-bedrooms, 260 two-bedrooms and 28 three-bedroom layouts. Main contractor for the scheme is John Sisk & Son of Birmingham and M&E Consultants responsible for installation of the heating controls is Imtech Engineering Services.481 of Stelrad’s popular Compact with Style vertical radiators adorn the walls of these exciting new apartments. Compact with Style radiators feature an attractive vertical lined casing that compliments the décor of these modern apartments to a tee.“We’re delighted that our radiators have been selected for this landmark development in the centre of Birmingham,” said Stelrad Head of Marketing Chris Harvey. “It’s a huge building and the top floor is only a few feet below the height of the BT tower in the city which gives an idea of the height of the development. Birmingham has taken the led in the UK in bringing living space into the city centre and this new development will cement that reputation once and for all. It’s an impressive place and its good to know it will be heated courtesy of our radiators.”
Afinia vertical radiators meet the brief for spacious loft conversion

Afinia vertical radiators meet the brief for spacious loft conversion

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The owners of a four-bedroom family home have recently converted the loft space where two Afinia aluminium radiators have been installed. Effectively warming the room while also complementing the style and design of the space, these Afinia radiators combine efficient functionality without compromising on appearances.
Stelrad collaborate with My Home Farm

Stelrad collaborate with My Home Farm

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Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has partnered with Kirsten and Mars on their My Home Farm blog, YouTube and Instagram channels, where they share their country living, smallholding and sustainability journey.The couple left their high-flying city careers to discover a new, slower-paced life in the countryside. They eventually found their dream property on the Welsh borders near Shropshire and moved into a Victorian farmhouse with two acres of land and began to share their renovation and lifestyle experiences, exchanging advice and ideas with their followers.One area they were discovering for the first time were the options available for heating their farmhouse. Off grid, in the country, the immediate go-to options are oil or LPG, but for sustainability reasons they didn’t want their home to use either.To be environmentally-conscious and finically economical in the long-term they chose renewables from the outset and switched the property over from oil central heating to an 18kW air source heat pump supported by a 6.16kW solar PV array. Over the first two years the heating performed with mixed results and didn’t deliver the heat they had expected on a consistent basis.The north end of the house and the garden room were proving difficult to heat particularly in the colder months of the year when temperatures dropped to 0C and below. The radiators, which came with the property when they purchased it, felt warm enough to the touch but were simply not delivering an optimal heat to the rooms to make it a comfortable level.As with a number of areas of the renovation work they were undertaking, Kirsten and Mars turned to the experts and contacted Stelrad for advice.Doing their own online research about radiators and heat pumps they found advice that suggested that there are hundreds of households across the UK that have ‘borderline’ radiators that barely heat rooms adequately, and it is usually heat pumps that tend to get blamed, but in many cases it comes down to incorrectly sized radiators being used.Stelrad was able to confirm that it is vital that in any heating and hot water system using radiators to share the heat around the home, the heat pump and the radiators need to be sized correctly for the rooms they are supposed to heat.In Kirsten and Mars’ case, they had an air source heat pump installed that was adequate for the farmhouse but the sizes of the radiators in each of the ‘problem’ rooms were not suitable and needed a revised heat loss calculation.Luckily, Stelrad offers a free of charge, simple heat loss calculator on its website – www.stelrad.com – where you simply need to insert the dimensions of each room, the sizes of windows and doors and of course the construction type of the house and the rooms you’re sizing for. It’s vital to know the volume of the room and the number and sizes of the heat escape routes in the room – so what insulation there is in walls and ceilings, what construction the floor is. All these factors will allow the Stelrad system to suggest the size of radiator needed in a room so they can provide the levels of heat you really need to stay warm.In the case of the difficult to heat rooms, Stelrad suggested the use of new K3 radiators. These radiators have three panels and three sets of fins, offering significantly more metal surface for the air to travel across and to heat up from before spilling out into the room providing the heating it required. You can specify single panel, double panel or triple panel – K3 – radiators depending on what the property needs to provide the right levels of heat. You can also specify larger radiators with heat pumps as they will require more metal surface to heat up to a maximum of 55C – far lower than with a traditional boiler that provides hot water at around 80C and above.It’s important to understand the different way that boilers and heat pumps operate best to get the best out of them – and even with the lower flow rates of the heat pumps, if you have the right sized radiators, they will ensure that the rooms are kept at a uniformly warm temperature when you need them to – usually settled at around 22C.K3 radiators have been quite common in mainland Europe for more than 10 years, but have only begun to feature in the UK in the last couple of years in any quantity. Stelrad initially offered just its best-selling Compact radiator in K3 format, but has now added three more of its radiators designs in a K3 option – its Elite radiators, its Compact with Style and its Planar designs.As heat pumps become more widely accepted and increasingly used in new build developments around the country, the use of K3 radiators is expected to multiply many times over until they are almost the ‘norm’ for UK homes.“We were delighted to be able to introduce Kirsten and Mars to our K3 radiators,” says Stelrad’s Head of Marketing Chris Harvey. “We’ve recently launched a new campaign called ‘Fit for the Future’ which is all about providing radiators that work with renewable heating systems, but ensuring that they are used properly which means sizing them properly and upping the levels of insulation in homes to make the most of the benefits K3s offer. Radiators are not complicated technology but to provide the best outcomes they need to be sized to ensure that the heat levels are adequate to make a home warm enough to live in comfortably.”
HEARTFELT MULTIPANEL: A VERSATILE FELT CEILING THAT RADIATES WARMTH

HEARTFELT MULTIPANEL: A VERSATILE FELT CEILING THAT RADIATES WARMTH

Hunter Douglas Architectural

Hunter Douglas launches new HeartFelt Multi-panel system
Union Industries 'preserves the heat' for Stelrad

Union Industries 'preserves the heat' for Stelrad

Union Industries

A trio of installations by Union Industries has helped to support energy efficiency at the production facility of a world-leading radiator manufacturer. Stelrad has benefited from the installation of six of Union Industries’ Bulldoors at its Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 17-acre site. The facility handles Stelrad’s UK radiators business and the co-ordination of the company’s advanced production and distribution operation.
Woningcorporatie De Veste

Woningcorporatie De Veste

Forbo Flooring Systems

Housing corporation De Veste is always looking for the perfect home for their customers. In doing so, one of their main focuses is on the sustainability of homes and also creating awareness in the field of energy consumption, therefore the look and feel of their office mus also radiate this vision. That is why they have opted for sustainable Marmoleum Concrete throughout their canteen, lounge and offices. Using it alongside Flotex Vision Floral ensures the homely feeling of the housing co operation.
Residential Steam Suite C

Residential Steam Suite C

TyloHelo Ltd

With extensive experience of hot bath cultures from his travels around the globe, our client invited Helo to create a “one of a kind” steam room as part of the new bedroom suite in his North London mansion. The aim was to create an area both visually spectacular and to serve all the client’s wishes – a Turkish steam bath with high power shower, a heated bench for stretching exercises and the ultimate luxury, an Infra Red radiating ceramic lounger from Sommerhuber!
City View Apartments and Retail

City View Apartments and Retail

Sherwin-Williams General Industrial

Crystal Window & Door Systems fabricated over 2,100 windows and doors for the project. All of the windows and the storefront of the structure were coated in Powdura® 5000 coatings from Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Coatings,in the colors Bronze and Cloud. The fluoropolymer resins and solar reflective pigments in this powder coating defend against UV radiation, enhance thermal stability and deliver a hard, durable finish to combat wear and tear. As a result, the materials will require less maintenance, because the durability of these coatings will serve to protect the integrity of the structure’s design well into the future.
Udo Walz hair salon

Udo Walz hair salon

Amtico International

In hairdressing, besides a professional service, a pleasant atmosphere is essential for customers and employees to be happy. Top German stylist Udo Walz’s new Berlin salon, radiates a modern, unmistakable look full of charm and sophistication. 350sqm were covered with Chateau Oak from the premium Signature collection in XL size planks. Bigger, bolder details sit proud amongst the rich, smoky tones of Chateau Oak, exuding strength and sophistication. Signature also has a 1mm thick wear layer, which makes it extremely wear-resistant and therefore perfect for high-traffic areas.
Laidlaw Library Leeds - Solar Shading

Laidlaw Library Leeds - Solar Shading

Duco Ventilation & Sun Control NV

In close consultation the decision to use DucoSun Cubic 300, combining functionality and aesthetics, was made quickly. The unique rectangular louvre blades in DucoSun Cubic 300 not only ensure that the heat from solar radiation gets absorbed efficiently, but they also give a sleek, linear accent which definitely adds architectural value. The blades of DucoSun Cubic 300 were installed vertically in front of the glass windows. Vertical solar shading guarantees maximum privacy, while still allowing an adequate outside view at the same time. Using DucoSun Cubic 300, we were able to achieve the desired aesthetics and performance requirements.
Rockfon ceiling islands completes cutting-edge Dyson Institute

Rockfon ceiling islands completes cutting-edge Dyson Institute

Rockfon

The Dyson Institute has been established with the ambition of being the best higher education engineering institution in the world. The campus radiates around the two-storey Roundhouse where 220 panels of Rockfon Eclipse® ceiling islands are installed. Rockfon Eclipse is very versatile and can be hung from several kinds of structures where traditional suspended ceilings cannot usually be installed. World leading architectural practice Wilkinson Eyre designed and oversaw the project. Hannah Richmond, “We chose Rockfon because we were looking to construct a floating, acoustic ceiling and found the Eclipse system to be the best product to realise this intent
Fielding Meadow, Ratby

Fielding Meadow, Ratby

H+H UK Ltd

The 36 homes on the Cawrey Homes’ Fielding Meadow development are built to level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, using a ‘fabric first’ approach, with H+H aircrete blockwork, coupled with different renewable technologies. Air Source Heat Pumps deliver hot water and heating to underfloor pipework on the ground floors and radiators on first floors. Fabric heat losses are reduced by highly insulated ground floors, 200mm wide filled wall cavities and ‘green’ (sedum) roofs. Roof fins provide passive ventilation to reduce overheating in summer, solar PV panels generate electricity and energy efficient appliances are included in every home.
Vibration Isolation of Residential Building over Tube Lines

Vibration Isolation of Residential Building over Tube Lines

Total Vibration Solutions Limited t/a TVS Group

TVS Group was tasked with the isolation of a residential property in St. John’s Wood as part of a redevelopment and basement extension. With the property in close proximity to the Jubilee line and the Metropolitan line passing only 5m away from the new basement extension, radiated noise and vibration was a serious concern for the client.An isolation layer utilising varying stiffnesses of Sylomer materials spanned the underside of the basement slab, continued up between the contiguous piled wall and the lining wall, and then across the top of the capping beam and to the side of the ground floor slab.Close work with the design team throughout the planning and specification process, provided a solution that integrated seamlessly with the structure and waterproofing detail.
PRIVATE RESIDENCE

PRIVATE RESIDENCE

GROHE Ltd

THE RESIDENCE IS LOCATED WITHIN A FORMER 19TH CENTURY STATELY HOME.This private property in London radiates not only unique historical character, absolute grandeur and tradition, but also state-of-theart technology and design. High stucco ceilings are a defining element of the buildings architecture. The interior is distinguished by striking works of art, which portray an opulent splendour and transform the house into a gallery. Designs integrating rooms into other rooms are a special architectural feature.The GROHE Ondus® series of fittings dazzles in the bathrooms due to its breathtaking elegance. The unusual shape accentuates the imposing character of the house.Completion date: 2009Architects: Thomas Croft Architects, LondonInterior Designer: Francis Sultana, London
Vibration Isolation of Property near Railway Line

Vibration Isolation of Property near Railway Line

Total Vibration Solutions Limited t/a TVS Group

TVS was Group was tasked with the isolation of a new luxury residential property in Mayfair from ground-borne noise and vibration from the nearby Jubilee line. A target re-radiated noise criterion of 30dB LAmax,(slow) within the lower ground floor (the worst affected area) meant that a fully floated raft foundation was required with a target natural frequency of 10Hz.A combination of Sylodyn products in 50mm thickness across the base of the raft, and Sylomer materials in 37.5mm thickness up the basement walls, provided this high-performance solution, whilst bespoke treatments around service penetrations and at connections to adjacent buildings ensured that this was not compromised throughout the rest of the construction.Close work with the design team throughout the planning and specification process provided a solution that integrated seamlessly with the structure and waterproofing detail, whilst detailed layout plans, on-site training and supervision resulted in an easily installed system.
𝗕𝗘𝗜𝗥𝗨𝗧 𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗦®

𝗕𝗘𝗜𝗥𝗨𝗧 𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗦®

Abbey Protect

𝗕𝗘𝗜𝗥𝗨𝗧 𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡Beirut explosion 4th August 2020.On August 4th 2020, a major explosion in the port of Beirut estimated as the equivalent of between 1,000 and 1,500 tonnes of TNT was witnessed. The explosion in Beirut was one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions ever witnessed and created widespread devastation through a supersonic blast wave radiating throughout the city.Fortunately for some, Abbey Protect 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗦® were fitted to a number of windows throughout Beirut. While these were originally fitted as counter terrorism measures, the benefits of having these installed were clear.In one building, the difference in protection between “bomb blast window film” and 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗦® where the blast filmed windows had significantly fragmented and caused damage to the interior offices. The offices fitted with 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗦® “it looked as if nothing had happened” (quote from client).𝗔𝗯𝗯𝗲𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁 are very proud of the performance of our blinds in this significant event, the injuries and deaths that were avoided as a result of their installation are priceless.

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