More than Just Hot Air
An introduction to flow management and heat recovery
Over the past 12 years, we’ve provided niche, tailored solutions for clients across various industries. We understand that no two clients are alike, and we consider this throughout our manufacturing process – from conception to completion.
As such, we pride ourselves on a dedicated approach that aligns with our mission and vision to not just meet client needs, but to exceed these needs by providing aesthetic and innovative systems.
We believe that form should not be compromised by function and vice versa.
When we’re approached about a new build and installation there are multiple factors we consider for the full design process to be achieved.
An overview of our process
We recommended that to accurately quote, we should first conduct a feasibility study for the premises in question.
What is a feasibility study?
For the feasibility study, we advise on a site visit as various factors must be acknowledged before any work being done, such as:
- Location of premises
- Floor level (if required)
- Identification of air routes
- Identification of pipework
- Service routes
- Natural ventilation
- Aesthetic appeal of the premises
- Client requirements
Particularly important for us is a smooth collaboration between various tradespeople associated with the premises such as the designers, architects, shopfitters, caterers, and electrical contractors to ensure coordination of the HVAC services.
On collating all this information and completing our assessments, we then begin the initial design feasibility.
What is design feasibility?
Consideration of thermal characteristics of the building
Here we pay attention to the internal heights of the space and the number of people at peak times within the building. Based on this information we can accurately size the heating and cooling loads; the occupancy ventilation rates for supply and extract air volumes.
We factor in potential nuisance to any neighbouring properties, from noise to odour – especially important for restaurant clients due to kitchen extraction systems.
On completing our evaluation, we then put together a design proposal that is specifically tailored to a client’s unique requirements. This includes the type of air conditioning units, ventilation systems that we recommend, and reasons behind the recommendations.
Once this proposal is accepted, we move on to the next phase, being full design specification.
What is full design specification?
Our in-house team sets to work on producing HVAC construction drawings, equipment specifications, risk, and method statements as well as all other supporting information for the landlord and Building Control and Environmental Health approval.
Our Installation Process
Once approval is granted, we move on to the installation phase.
This involves the installation of all air conditioning fan coils and pipework, manufacture, and installation of ductwork and insulation, electrical and control wiring.
Testing and Support
Upon completion of the installation, we begin a thorough and detailed checking process which involves the testing of airflows, air temperatures, electrical characteristics, etc.
We then issue a full service operating and maintenance instruction day with the operator of each site to ensure they are fully aware of the day-to-day operation of their newly installed heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems throughout the premises.
On completion, we offer a full ongoing maintenance package for our client’s peace of mind. This maintenance package is to ensure that all systems run at optimal efficiency, always.