Kinlochbervie School - Case Study
Supply & install of LTHW pipework & full replacement heating system
Korrie Mechanical & Plumbing worked in conjunction with the main contractor, Robertson Construction, on the Kinlochbervie High School and Primary School heating replacement project. The client was specifically looking to make savings on bills and raise the levels of efficiency of their current heating system.
LTHW F&R underground pipework was fitted from the newly installed external biomass boiler plant (supplied/installed by others) to serve 2 plantrooms, one within each school.
It was paramount to the contract that the school remained fully operational during the duration of the works. The works were programmed to ensure that any disruption to the daily school programme was eliminated and any handovers were planned for weekends or holiday periods.
The existing electric storage heating installations were replaced with a more economical heating installation. A brand new LTHW distribution pipework system was installed to serve fan convectors and radiant panels within the classroom areas to provide a more efficient heat source for the school.
The biomass boiler plant also generates the heat to serve the domestic hot water. New storage hot water cylinders were installed in the plantroom. The domestic hot and cold water service pipework was replaced to meet the requirements of the Highland Council Water Management programme. The existing electrical installation was altered to suit the requirements of the new heating and domestic water installations.
In order to minimise disruption to the school, all works were undertaken outwith school hours. It is testament to the Korrie team involved that they were able to complete the contract without a hitch, working in a live school environment whilst ensuring the safety of both staff and pupils within the school during the works.
The contract was completed on time, on budget and without any disruption to the normal day to day routine of the school.