Over the years, Carlton Towers had been heated by several boilers, five in total. These used a combination of fuel types including electricity, oil, natural gas, and LPG. The heating system had evolved over many years but allowed little control over the different heating zones within the building and was prone to breakdown. A new approach was needed for a heating system that would be up-to-date, cost-effective, easily controllable and highly reliable. Mayne Gas Heating Ltd provided that solution.
Mayne Gas Heating Ltd conducted a full survey of the building and customer requirements, traced and mapped out the old systems and produced a commercial solution. Careful consideration was also taken of the historic nature of Carlton Towers and work was carried out within the constraints of the very sensitive, listed building. The work was a large, ambitious and complex project, over many months, which had to be managed around Carlton’s busy wedding and events schedule to minimise disruption to customers, staff and residents.
A plant room was created to house the new boilers and a radiator & plumbing system added to a previously un-heated wing as it was converted into “Cooks, School of Food”. A pumped hot water circuit was installed throughout the entire building, replacing immersion cylinders. The client has total control over the heating system. The cascade of Vokera CondexaPro boilers have dramatically cut energy costs & carbon footprint and provided protection against breakdown with a diesel powered back-up generator. Project Manager and Mayne Gas Heating Director Darren Mayne is pictured here with delighted client Lord Gerald Fitzalan-Howard after the handover.
Not a single business day was lost during the project and the building has not suffered a breakdown since completion. The transformation from dilapidated old kitchen block into the fabulous “Cooks, school of food” is captured in this image. Mayne Gas Heating Ltd are proud of the work carried out at Carlton Towers.
This is a large historic house close to Selby in North Yorkshire. The previous heating system was prone to break down, and had required five different boilers over the years. Mayne Gas Heating Ltd was able to provide the solution after conducting a full survey of the building. After mapping out the old systems, we had to take into account the historic and therefore sensitive nature of the listed building, as well as work around Carlton Towers’ busy wedding and events schedule.
We created a plant room for the new boilers and a radiator and plumbing system was added to a part of the building that previously went without heat. A pumped hot water circuit helped replace immersion cylinders and thanks to the Vokera CondexaPro boiler, staff at Carlton Towers now have complete control over the heating. Costs were cut drastically, as was the carbon footprint, and a diesel-powered back-up generator was also supplied in case of emergencies.
Mayne Gas Heating Ltd installed a Vokera Aria Pro air source heat pump at Great Coates Motors in Grimsby, which helped the organisation become the first in the area to become completely self-sufficient – their connection to the mains gas supply was even disconnected.
The heat pump contributed a 300% efficiency, which meant that savings from energy bills helped pay for the project.