Carters Lane Baptist Church in Birmingham needed help with their church heating system, fast. Every day that went by, the heating bill was spiralling out of control and costing more and more money, money that the church couldn't afford to waste.
It turned out that the root of the problem was work that had been previously been carried out on the church. These issues were causing major inefficiencies in the heating system, meaning the boilers were having to work twice as hard to heat the church, resulting in very high energy bills.
Church Warden Phil Turley brought in The Church Heating Specialist to investigate the problem, and several issues were quickly discovered, including a domestic sized pump, pipes that were too small, and a heavily clogged up system. The problems were easily rectified, and despite the damage cause to the system, the boilers were fixed, meaning an expensive replacement was not necessary.
The entire system was also power flushed, which is a process that involves forcing a powerful flow of water and cleaning agents through the entire church heating system, resulting in all the years of build up being cleared, and the water in the system running more freely. This translates into a much more efficient system.
The see pictures of the work ,and to read more information about the church heating system in Birmingham, click here. We can also help your church, so call us on 0161 211 6955 if you have experienced similar problems.
Aspull Methodist Church in Wigan were in need of some help from the church heating specialist team when some extension work they had carried out resulted in some unwanted and unexpected problems.
The church extended their main hall and adjoining rooms to create more space for worshippers and communal users alike. The work was completed, and everything seemed fine, until they started to notice problems with their heating. It transpired that the builders had simply added extra piping and radiators to the existing heating system. It was a logical thing to do, but unfortunately when it comes to complex church heating systems, it's not that easy.
The old boilers couldn't cope with the extra power that was being demanded from them, and so were running inefficiently and were very costly on fuel bills. Our church heating experts quickly identified the problem and leapt into action. The first job was to replace the boilers with 2 wall mounted condensing boilers that are highly efficient. Individual zone control of the heating system was added, and the extremely expensive and outdated hot water tank was removed.
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Barry, the Church Warden, was very happy with the professionalism of the team, and is delighted with the consistent warmth that the new system provides throughout the church.
Fullwell Methodist Church in Sunderland is the latest place of worship to receive The Church Heating Specialist treatment. For many years they struggled with a lack of effective heating, meaning the once vibrant and bustling church saw numbers of visitors dwindle. Ever since 2009 the church has struggled, and with it being open 7 days a week, it was imperative that they sorted the heating system out once and for all. It was also costing them an extortionate £6,000 per year in fuel bills.
The main problem the church faced was acquiring the funding required to complete such a large church heating task, and after a lot of hard work and dedication to the cause, after a long hard slog, they finally reached their goal.
Once we had performed all of the necessary appraisals, site surveys and proposal agreements, work began straight away. The old, useless boiler was removed, and replaced by a brand new pair of Ideal units. It's a large system, so it had to be installed in sections and built within the boiler room, but this wasn't a problem for us. The heating system is a split zone one, because of the scale of the church building, and allows independent control of each section of the building.
The new system works great, and church warden Colin was delighted with the work praising the efforts of our church heating engineers. For pictures and to read the full story on the church heating installation at the Sunderland Church, click here.
Leicester Cathedral have announced the re-interment of King Richard III, and to ensure that the new resting place is up to modern standards (as well as making sure it stands the test of time), they are building a brand new tomb, complete with underfloor heating for churches and other structural refurbishment works.
The new room is rendered with a line based composite for the flooring, which covers the intricate pipework of the heating system, and provides a strong, stable and insulating surface, which radiates the heat upwards. The brand new church heating system not only keeps visitors warm and comfortable, but also provides protection for the room by keeping damp at bay.
The church heating work is part of a £2,500,000 refurbishment plan which will also see structural integrity of the Cathedral improved, as well of course as the building of the final resting place for the last Plantagenet King of England, Richard III who dies in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field at the age of 32.
St Mary's church in Lowgate is the oldest of it's kind in Hull, and an appeal to raise £1.6m has been launched, which will help secure the future of the church.
St Mary The Virgin church in Lowgate, right in the city centre was built in the 1300's, but is at a critical juncture with regards to it's future. Vital restoration work is required, or the church will face closure. It was 150 years since it's last restoration, and with major work required such as the flooring, and the all but redundant church heating system, it is down to the work of the local fund-raising team to find the money to complete the huge list of work. The task falls in the hands of the Friends of St Mary's group.
The church is used and loved by all ends of the community, from business meetings to private functions, as well as local performers including musicians, poets and artists. The creative space is renowned in Hull, and the acoustics of the main hall are a real crowd pleaser.
The current church heating system dates back to the Victorian era, and remarkably it actually still works, although not very well. The tiny radiators are so small and the system is so dreadfully inefficient that it is usually just kept turned off.
The church desperately need to raise the funds, as they are a strong pillar of the community, catering for both the rich and poor. A soup kitchen is set up three times a week for the homeless, and they even allow the homeless to shelter in the grounds at night.
We wish Reverend Paul Burkitt and the rest of the parish all the very best of luck in raising the funds and hope them a happy and warm future.
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