Nursing Homes

Brooklands is apurpose built forty bedded nursing home that specializes in the care of the elderly with mental health problems. Also included is a five bedded,male only unit which caters for complex needs and challenging behaviour. Their aim is to provide a home where people would want to live, and not just to stay. A home where experienced caring staff would ensure that all service users are safe and comfortable, and where they are treated with respect, dignity and in the way that staff would like to be treated themselves. 

Mr Umanee called us in when one of the boilers in the main plant room started failing. Following an inspection by Gas Technical Services, it was noted that both boilers were in urgent need of replacement. However, there is never a good time for a nursing home to be without hot water or heating and so it was up to Gas Technical Services to come up with an action plan that would enable the scheme to go ahead with the minimum of disruption. Following further close consultation with Mr Umanee and Mr Mike Bridge it was found that not only were the boilers not providing enough heat but the home was regularly running out of hot water. In addition, there was a third boiler feeding hot water and heating to an annexe and this boiler had been giving problems too. Luckily, an external room had been created across a corridor from the original plant room, and it was here that the new boilers were going to be sited. The old plant room was going to become a plant room purely for hot water generation, making two entirely separate systems.

Mr Umanee called us in when one of the boilers in the main plant room started failing.

Following an inspection by Gas Technical Services, it was noted that both boilers were in urgent need of replacement. However, there is never a good time for a nursing home to be without hot water or heating and so it was up to Gas Technical Services to come up with an action plan that would enable the scheme to go ahead with the minimum of disruption. Following further close consultation with Mr Umanee and Mr Mike Bridge, it was found that not only were the boilers not providing enough heat but the home was regularly running out of hot water. In addition, there was a third boiler feeding hot water and heating to an annex and this boiler had been giving problems too. Luckily, an external room had been created across a corridor from the original plant room, and it was here that the new boilers were going to be sited. The old plant room was going to become a plant room purely for hot water generation, making two entirely separate systems.

Out went the old boilers and hot water cylinder along with plenty of redundant pipe work and a host of cold water storage tanks in the loft. In went, a Lochinvar LG75CE direct-fired gas water heater coupled directly to the cold water mains and capable of producing 660 litres of hot water every hour at mains water pressure.

Both other phases have now been completed, with the Installation of a second Lochinvar water heater and the removal of three other boilers and the replacement of them with two high efficiency Vaillant EcoTec Condensing Boilers.