Stelrad help for BBC DIY SOS team
Radiators for DIY SOS programme
Stelrad provided their radiators to support the BBC DIY SOS programme's biggest ever project at Liverpool Mutual Homes.
The Norris Green Youth Centre is located in one of the most deprived areas of Liverpool but is regarded as a beacon of hope in a local community that is only known by outsiders for reports of gang violence.
Inside the local community, the dilapidated centre plays host to more than fifty youngsters a night, seven days a week, helping to transform young lives, steering them away from a life of crime and gang membership.
The centre began life as an Old Boys Club 52 years ago and resembles two aircraft hangars, side by side! It required a huge amount of work including replacing the roof, replacing the aged music rooms with proper soundproofed studios, installing three mezzanine floors to create storage, a new office and a seminar room, far better security, resting the maple floor in the sports room, fitting a new kitchen, renovating the toilets and creating a new disabled toilet, creating an allotment area so the centre can grow its own food to use in its food education plan, and the building of a canopy over the basketball court to give the centre all year use of the space.
And of course, it needed a decent heating system to make the centre an attractive place to visit all year round! Stelrad joined forces with Wolseley Group to supply the radiators that were needed across the project - a total of twenty eight Compact radiators - to warm the office, the main hall, the music studio, the computer room, the studio and sound recording rooms, the loos, the meeting room, the lounge and practice area.
'We were delighted to be able to contribute to the project and supply the radiators needed to make the centre a comfortable and attractive place for the youngsters that benefit so much from the programmes offered there,' says Stelrad's Lorraine Hawes'.
Stelrad Radiators win two major awards for their new energy saving serial feed Radical Radiator. The awards were for Best Retrofit Product of the Year in the Greenbuild Awards 2013 plus the Best Domestic H&V Product of the Year at the H&V News Awards 2013.
Stelrad Radiators has become the only company in the industry to have gained three accreditations for its management systems.
72, 500 x 450mm Stelrad radiators are to be used by contestants in the HIP! National Plumbing Apprentice of the Year competition which takes place on 5 February 2013.
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Radical believes it is offering the first genuinely energy efficient radiator on the marketplace, with a 10.5% gas saving compared to a standard heating system, a fact independently confirmed by KIWA.