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When it’s time for refurbishing...

Paul Ellyatt reviews the issues surrounding engineering services when refurbishing a building.

AHU
Refurbishment opportunities for humidification

Humidification is an increasingly important aspect of modern buildings. Lindsay Henderson considers how it can be added during refurbishment operations.

Airedale
Refurbishing plant in-situ

With so much air-conditioning plant almost part of the fabric of the building, refurbishment can present major difficulties — a situation that has been addressed by Airedale Service.

Gatehouse
Lightweight ducting takes weight off designer’s mind

The lightweight properties of Kingspan’s KoolDuct system of pre-insulated ducting have been exploited for the JD Wetherspoons pub/restaurant in Chichester.

Boots
Toshiba secures national air-conditioning refurbishment contracts

Toshiba split systems and VRF air-conditioning equipment are to be installed in refurbished and new stores of Boots The Chemists as part of a £1 million single end-user contract.

New refrigerant in old pipes

With the high-pressure refrigerant R410A increasingly being used in new air-conditioning equipment, Daikin offers guidance on the use of pipework originally installed for R22 and R407C.

Keston
Dual-tapped boilers match DHW and heating needs

The conversion of a carpet warehouse in Eastbourne to a community centre is one of the first installations of Keston’s recently launched C90/C110 wall-mounted, modulating gas-fired commercial condensing boilers. Three C90 boilers were specified for the Kings Church Community Centre, which is used by a variety of organisations from children’s playgroups to indoor sports.

Tesco
Adaptable lighting helps Tesco add floor area to existing stores

To enable additional sales area to be added to its existing stores, supermarket giant Tesco has designed a mezzanine concept using a customised Riegens Lighting package. The system creates an innovative continuous lighting concept for the underside of the mezzanine.

Bank cuts running costs of air conditioning

A more stable and comfortable environment has been achieved in a bank in Grantham following the replacement of the existing air-conditioning system with new Mitsubishi Mr Slim R410A Power Inverters.

Hotel
Hotel check-in activates room services for guests

The refurbished Great Western Hotel at Paddington Station in London now has bedroom heating and air conditioing activated as the guest checks in.

concert hall
Heating system harmonises with concert-hall refurbishment

Engineered skid-mounted plant was selected as the most effective and reliable means of providing hot water for the space-heating requirement of a refurbished concert hall at the University of Leeds. The Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall is due to open later this year in time for the university’s centenary.