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Lytchett Minster Manor House (Lytchett Minster School) – Complete Reheat and Hot & Cold Water Renewal

Our Client was faced with difficult task of replacing their aged and decrepit heating and hot & cold water services to the Manor House, a Grade II Listed Building, but with only 6-weeks school summer holiday periods to complete the works; at pre-planning stage it was soon recognised the need for phasing over a 2-Year period.

Watertite Heating Ltd were selected as Principal Contractor for this project from the County’s Framework having demonstrated past experience of projects of this nature. Working in conjunction with Mabey Francis Consultant Engineers, the Schools Estates Manager, Dorset County Council’s Historic Environment Manager, and a Senior Surveyor to ensure the scheme was granted Listed Buildings Consent.

Works commenced in Year 1 to install all new “First-Fix” LTHW and H&CWS. These services were installed alongside the existing services – mostly concealed from view and then blanked off. Also in the Year 1, Watertite Heating Ltd undertook the reboilering in the basement plantroom, but connecting (at this stage) to the existing system for the forthcoming heating system. During Year 2, over 70 new Ionic traditional cast iron column radiators were pulled together on site, installed, and floors re-lifted to complete 2nd-fix pipework. The existing system was also removed during Phase 2 Works. Switch-over of the previous year’s reboiler was also undertaken.

Date Completed: Sept 2016

Design Consultant:- Mabey Francis
Project Duration:- 2 Phases
Engineers on Site:- 20
Project Value:- 400k

Lytchett Minster Manor House

Customer: Dorset County Council

Objectives: Replace Heating and H&CWS to Grade II Listed Manor House during 6 week term time

Solution: The Supply and installation of complete Mechanical Services Package, including Major Plantroom, Commercial Plumbing & Heating Distribution and specialist Radiators, All associated conservation work associated with the project

Supported By Manufacturers: UK Steel, Broag Remea Boilers, MHS Traditional Cast-Iron Floor Standing Radiators

Benefits: Radiators chosen to help restore the character of these areas, Reduced Maintenance Costs, Significant Reduction in the Manor House Energy Costs with energy efficiency boilers and controls

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