Wilo was recently very pleased to contribute to the renovation of Brooke Farm near Oakham in Rutland, with seven of its products incorporated into the project.
The project posed a challenge for Leicester based heating design and installation experts, Heatspec, as the 18th-century property comprises different buildings with very different heating requirements.
The brief for Glen Wakeling, boss of Heatspec, was to provide the property with underfloor heating in some parts of the property and radiators in others, with towel rails in all the bathrooms – so hot water needed to be available in five bathrooms, six WC’s, a kitchen and a utility room. The customer also wanted some areas of the property to be warmer than others, and it was necessary that all the components for running the system be in a neat plant room in one corner of the property.
The design included a large twin coiled domestic hot water cylinder with a secondary return to every water outlet in the property. The new boiler was a Veissmann Oil Boiler with a blue flame burner, weather compensated with remote access provision to the installers and controlled via an App for the customer. Each heating zone is mixed to different weather compensated heating curves.
Due to the heating system being spread over a sizeable area of the property and the boiler house being at the furthest point from the kitchen and utility room, a Wilo pressurisation unit was installed to maintain system pressure at around 1.5 bar making venting the radiator circuits much easier for the customer. In addition, a Spirotech magnetic dirt separator and a deaerator have been installed to prevent corrosion from affecting any part of the sizeable system.
The Wilo products provided, all contribute to the reliability and easy maintainability of what is a complex heating and hot water system with a significant demand for hot water at times. It’s worth remembering that the property is not on the water mains, relying for its water supply from its own borehole on the property.
A Wilo Boost pump was also specified due to its ability to deliver hot water to multiple bathrooms all at the same time. Furthermore, a Wilo domestic hot water return pump was also installed, along with one of Wilo’s popular Wilo Yonos-PICOs helping load the cylinder, three Yonos PICOs running mixed heating circuits, and a Wilo pressurisation unit to ensure hot water reaches everywhere in the house.
Heatspecs Glen Wakeling comments: “It’s a huge property when you look at the distances we need to get hot water to provide heating and hot water in bathrooms and the kitchen, but we’ve been blessed with a decent plant room to house all the components we needed to allow us to deliver the system we were briefed to provide.”
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