BARKER SHOES, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
A skilled manufacturer recognises excellence in all areas. So, when British shoe craftsman and manufacturer Barker Shoes decided to replace the four existing atmospheric boilers at their five acre factory and offices site in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, they specified using Remeha heating products in the brief due to the brand’s renowned quality and reliability.
Heating specialists Andrew Pipework Services Limited, who were successful in taking the project forward, recommended the Remeha Gas 610 Eco Pro as the replacement boiler. This energy-saving condensing boiler range delivers exceptional, higher-than-average efficiencies of up to 109.6% and ultra-low carbon and NOx emissions. Furthermore, it is supplied on wheels for easier manoeuvrability, with the additional benefit of being able to be disassembled into three parts for awkward installations.
The Barker Shoes HQ installation, however, presented additional challenges as the plant room is located on the top floor of a two-storey building. This meant that extra measures were required to carry out the boiler replacement. Firstly, a ventilation grill was removed and scaffolding erected on the outside wall. Once the old atmospheric boilers were removed, the new Remeha boiler was lifted up by crane, placed on the scaffold, then wheeled into the plant room and onto the base.
For Karl Andrew, Director at Andrew Pipework Services Ltd, Remeha boilers are his product of choice: “They are quick and easy to install due to their standardised software, smart design and small footprint.”
David Rawlings, Operational Manager at Barker Shoes added: “This was not an easy project but the team worked creatively to complete the installation and we are extremely pleased with the result. As well as cutting our carbon emissions, we also anticipate a 40% reduction in gas usage thanks to the energy-saving Remeha boiler, which equates to a monthly saving of around £3,000 during the winter months. Currently the new boiler is on track to obtain a sub 5 year payback.”
Barkers have also signed up for the annual service contract to ensure that the boiler continues to run at its maximum efficiency level.
The new generation Remeha Gas 310/610 Eco Pro range of fully assembled, free-standing, fully-modulating boilers are available in 5 to 10 sections with outputs from 51 to 1202 kW. Lightweight and compact, they are small enough to fit through any standard doorway and can be dissembled when necessary, for versatile, flexible installation design. With higher than average annual efficiencies of up to 109.6% NCV and ultra low-NOx and carbon emissions, they deliver reliable, green heating in new build and renovation projects.
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