Our Hydraulic Interface Boards are fed by the central heating plant using 2 pipes. There are 2 heat exchangers within the board which isolate the unit itself from the main system, essentially creating an isolated ‘mini-system’ within the building. This means that if there is a leak or failure in the system, that leak will not take out an entire building, the mini-system would ensure it would just be contained to the apartment or one area of the building. These boards can be custom made for your building. The example in the photo has been proposed as an example for Extra Care Apartments, and includes: – Underfloor Heating Manifold – Electrical Distribution Board – Heating Controls – Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit – Fuse Switches – Emergency Stop Valves
A cheaper alternative to the Hydraulic Interface Unit is our newest pre-fabricated design, the Mechanical Control Board. The hot water is generated at the central heating plant, and fed to the boards via metered pipes. These boards are custom made for your building. The example in the photo has been approved for Affordable Extra Care Apartments, and includes: – Radiator Manifold – Heating Controls – Metered Hot Water – Metered Cold Water – Metered Heating Distribution – Fuse Switches – Emergency Stop Valves
Along with Heating Interface Units, we also have the ability to pre-fabricate First Fix Ensuite Boards in-house. These pre-fabricated First Fix Ensuite Boards are pre-measured, pre-built and custom-made for each contract we take on, and can be produced in advance of us being able to start fixing ensuites, so like the heating interface units, this process increases productivity and vastly decreases time spent on site trying to first fix in tight spaces. These boards can be custom made for your building and are quality assured. The example on the left includes: – WC Cistern & Pipework – TMV3 Mixers – Stop Valves – Can also be made with pre-fabricated first fix shower pipework, depending on shape of room and measurements etc. If you have any questions or are keen to use our pre-factication options, please do not hesitate to get in touch today!
At Heatcare, we have embraced a new, more modern way of working, ‘the lean way of working’, by pre-fabricating a lot of our items and systems in-house prior to arriving on site. We can pre-fabricate Heating Interface Units in our in-house pre-fabrication workshop, shedding the time we need to spend on site. These pre-fabricated “boiler cupboards” can be made quickly and efficiently as soon as we have your approval, meaning that we are not waiting for different disciplines to finish working before we can start in a particular area – increasing productivity and decreasing time spent trying to work in small, difficult spaces. We currently offer two different kinds of Heating Interface Units. Both units are fully metered for the hot water, mains cold water and heating usage of the unit.
We have just completed the Mechanical Services for a new care home at Pebble Mill, Birmingham, which has been chosen as one of the small group of care homes in Bupa’s prestigious new Select Collection – the Select collection ensures ‘the little things in life are protected’, like her perfect gin and tonic, his favourite morning pastry or one and a half sugars in that strong cup of tea.
We are now able to provide both temporary and pre-fabricated Plant Room Units. These units are design and built off-site, in our pre-fabrication warehouse. We can offer pre-fabricated plant rooms, which can be simply dropped into place and connected on-site, vastly reducing time spent on-site. We are also able to provide temporary plant rooms to keep your building up and running during refurbishments. Our latest boiler house (pictured) has been used for this method.