ISTL complete their biggest extra-care-home to date (26th February 2010)

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The project consisted of the installation, testing and commissioning of building services, serving 102 apartments and all communal areas of this prestigious project.
The development is provided with LTHW heating which is distributed to all floors from a ground floor central plantroom and includes low surface temperature radiators and primary heating coils serving indirect hot water cylinders. The central plant includes both gas fired condensing combined heating and power units and conventional modular boilers.
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Hot water is also centrally generated and stored via indirect cylinders and distributed from three plantrooms. In addition hot water generation is complemented by means of an integrated solar hot water heating system.
Mains cold water is supplied from a tank and a booster pump system which is located in a purpose built plantroom. Within this plantroom there is also a dedicated water supply via an additional tank and pump serving a sprinkler system.
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Additional fire protection is provided by a dry riser installation

Whole house ventilation with heat recovery is provided in each apartment. Supply and extract mechanical ventilation packaged system with ceiling mounted heat recovery units are installed in the ground floor communal areas.

Many areas have local semi-recessed extract fans in line with building regulations to ventilate internally occupied WC’s and bathrooms.

All communal corridors on all floors that are direct access to apartments have a semi natural ventilation system installed to prevent over-heating.

Air conditioning/ cooling systems are also provided in the lounge, sun room, dining room and data room.
The above systems are automatically controlled by a Building Management System.
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An above ground drainage system comprising SVP’s and waste pipes have been installed to receive the discharge from all sanitary appliances.
An integrated syphonic rainwater and rainwater harvesting system has been installed to provide a water supply to WC cisterns and external watering points.

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