Sector: Social Housing
Location: Houses 1-8, Dodgson Close, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2BJ
Installation Type: Oil Boiler & Solar Thermal
Value: Oil Boiler Installation £3945.22 per property
Solar Thermal Installation £9383.90 per property
The requirements for this project incorporated the design, supply and installation of solar thermal, unvented hot water and oil boilers at eight domestic properties in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. We undertook a comprehensive survey of all properties, producing system calculations and detailed designs for our client. Following the successful submission of the project brief we were instructed to commence the installations. In brief the project comprised the supply and fit of the following works:
Oil Boiler Installation:
- Removal of existing HRM Wallstar Oil Boiler
- Installation of Worcester Danesmoor 12/18 Wall Mounted External Oil Boiler with standard flue
- Affix the Worcester Danesmoor 12/18 boiler using existing pipework and controls
- Full chemical flush of each system
- Commission and test of each system
Solar Thermal Installation:
- Installation of RM “S” class east/west split solar thermal panels
- Installation of 210ltr solar cylinder
- Fit Stelflow solar controller
At the behest of the client a new radiator was installed on the existing circuit at 5 Dodgson Close. The existing lounge radiator was undersized and highlighted by the resident to our surveyor. We also supplied and fitted both carbon monoxide alarms and armaflex lagging at each of the eight properties. Furthermore, our surveyor and administration team assisted our client with RHI claims and applications.
The project produced challenges that were successfully circumvented by CCS Ltd through effective planning, and through the experience and assiduous efforts of onsite engineers. It was observed at survey stage that a number of the properties would require two scaffolds to enable the solar thermal panels to be installed on both the east and west array. The scaffolds were organised so as to cause the least possible disruption to the residents. Additionally, the concrete roof tiles were all nailed with ring shanked nails. We efficiently installed the panels with minimal breakage to existing tiles. Damaged tiles were sourced and replaced upon completion of each property.
We effectively communicated with residents and our client at all stages of installation. Our surveyor and administration team were on hand offering comprehensive guidance on progress, design and training for the operation of the new systems.
The installations and commissioning at Dodgson Close were all completed in a timely and professional manner with minimal disturbance caused to residents. All certificates were submitted to the client following extensive testing of each individual system.