Nower Hill High School in Harrow, north west London, is a successful, large school for 11-18 year olds with a dedicated sixth form extension. It has nearly 1900 pupils attending the school. It recently underwent a major heating system upgrade that saw Stelrad radiators installed throughout the school buildings.
The work, undertaken by Aylesbury based contractor, Perfect Pipework Limited, saw the installation of the full range of Stelrad Planar flat fronted designer radiators – standard horizontal and vertical Planars, and Heavy Duty Planars for parts of the school where the radiators would need to stand up to the knocks and bumps that a busy school might dish out.
The work saw 267 Heavy Duty Planars installed, along with 36 horizontal Planars and four vertical Planars – a total of more than 300 radiators across the school estate.
Procurement Manager at Perfect Pipework is Don Haig-Godden: “We were looking for quality radiators to utilise in this project and the idea of extra robust casings for areas of the school where the radiators might be getting more heavy treatment seemed to make a lot of sense to us. We had already decided the Planar design would meet our requirements and the Heavy Duty Planar option – with the same slim, good looks and exceptional performance seemed to fit the bill perfectly. We took a closer look and the suggestion was met with warmth by the school and the specifier so we decided to go with the heavy-duty option.”
Chris Bowles is Stelrad’s Specification Manager: “The Heavy Duty Planar came about as a result of an enquiry we had from a potential customer looking for a more robust radiator to withstand knocks from the trailers and small trucks that are used in a mail sorting office and we came up with the Heavy Duty Planar with a one section, 2mm thick integrated steel fascia, with side panels and top grille, designed to survive in busy commercial areas, that gave significantly more protection to the radiator. We have been delighted – by the warmth of welcome we’ve had from potential customers looking for something like this for other commercial uses – including schools and colleges! It looks like the Heavy Duty Planar is going to be a winner across a wide range of potential users!”
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