Construction has begun to transform a disused day care centre into 60 state-of-the-art apartments in the London Borough of Hillingdon, to provide independent living for older residents. The apartment block will benefit from a prefabricated heating solution.
To help provide a comfortable living environment, Giacomini UK is to design, supply and install 4,000m2 of underfloor heating (UFH) over all floors, alongside 60 of its twin heat interface units (HIU), with water and energy meters. The site will also feature the company’s flow control valves to complete the package.
Giacomini is working alongside building service engineers, Heatcare, who have extensive experience in providing complete design and build installations packages for the care sector. As part of this Heatcare is delivering one of its latest prefabrication services. The underfloor heating manifolds and heat interface units will be installed in a prefabricated unit, which neatly contains the heating components and controls for each apartment within a compact cupboard. This not only looks more aesthetically pleasing for the resident but also increases quality control and reduces installation time.