Commercial Central Heating Projects of Interest
Engineering specifiers demand high quality products that are good value. They also require a supplier who can understand their products and how they integrate with the rest of the system being designed.
Rangi Ruru Girls School
After the Christchurch earthquakes, Rangi Ruru Girls School needed new classroom blocks. McIldowie Partners Architects in Melbourne designed contemporary but practical buildings for the science and academic precincts. Aurecon Consulting Engineers teamed with Central Heating New Zealand to assist with the design of the underfloor heating for the science and academic precincts and supply of the equipment to the main mechanical contractor AMT Mechanical and Leighs Construction. A screed system was used in both floors of Science Block 1 and featured glass fronted cabinets for the FAR underfloor manifolds to enable the students to learn how their environment was warmed.
St Andrews College Centennial Chapel
An air-to-water heat pump/chiller powered underfloor heating and cooling system design by Powell Fenwick has been installed in the St Andrews Centennial Chapel. Central Heating New Zealand supplied the underfloor heating manifolds and pipe, and design assistance to RCR/Haden. The underfloor heating/cooling system was installed in a topping slab and provides space heating in the winter and cooling relief in the summer. FAR manifolds c/w 3 port modulating mixing valves will be controlled by the BMS to ensure the required heating and cooling is delivered to the space while the BMS will also modulate the floor temperature in cooling mode to prevent the formation of condensation on the floor. Companies involved: Armitage Williams Construction, Powell Fenwick, RCR/Haden and Central Heating New Zealand.
North Methodist Church
The North Methodist Church has air-to-water heat pumps powering a European screed underfloor heating system. High architectural ceilings made other heating forms impractical and underfloor heating was the best method to deliver the heat at low level where it was required. The screed slab reduced the thermal mass of the system allowing the running costs to be minimal during the unoccupied periods. Companies involved: Arrow International, Airtech and Central Heating New Zealand.
Blackwells Car Dealership
Blackwells Holden & Mazda consists of a DeLonghi air-to-water heat pump powered trench heaters system. Minib fan forced trench heaters positioned around the glazed façade of the building provide high levels of heating at the perimeter. This allows the heating system to achieve high levels of heat output where it is needed most. Companies involved: TM Consultants, Leighs Construction, Command Building Services
Rotorua Girls High School
Rotorua Girls High School needed to replace their centralised converted pellet boiler. The solution was to have individual gas boiler stations at the end of each classroom block. Working in with Aquavent Mechanical Services in Rotorua and CHP Consulting Engineers Taupo, Central Heating New Zealand supplied 6 x Baxi Duotec gas boilers housed inside weatherproof cabinets complete with hydraulic manifolds, separators and expansion vessels. This enables rapid turnaround of the heating system during the school holidays.
Christchurch Bus Interchange Underfloor Heating
Central Heating New Zealand, working in conjunction with Aurecon Engineering Consultants and David Browne Contractors designed the underfloor heating layout and supplied the products in the new Christchurch Bus Interchange Building. Multiple manifold locations were required for the long thin heated areas in the waiting area where the buses enter the complex. FAR Commercial offset port underfloor manifolds were supplied along with 3000 meters of Multitubo composite underfloor pipe.
If you’re near Christchurch, come experience a commercial central heating case study for yourself at our showroom; we utilise a water source heat pump that is connected to a well and soak pit with screed underfloor heating downstairs in the showroom and offices and radiators throughout the building.
Other Stand Out Commercial Central Heating Projects
Here are just a few other examples of our design and installation projects and projects utilising our products that illustrate our capabilities, know-how and on-the-job expertise.