Ducted Air Conditioning Installation Case Study
The owners of this substantial apartment wanted air conditioning as part of a complete refurbishment. Because their apartment is situated in the heart of the Westminster Conservation Area, they had to find a solution that conformed to planning laws.
Chosen for our expertise in air conditioning apartments in conservation areas.
The owners approached us specifically because of our expertise in air conditioning listed buildings and apartments within conservation areas. We worked closely with the client, their interior designer and contractors to find a solution to air condition the master bedroom and large living room/kitchen and library. Planning restrictions prevented the use of a standard air conditioning system with an external condenser box.
One of the main requirements from the client was for the whole air conditioning system to be hidden. To achieve this we specified a special built-to-order 3.85 kW ducted fan coil for the master bedroom, two 7kw ducted fan coils for the large living room/kitchen and a 3.85 kW ducted fan coil for the library – these were all connected to individual internal water cooled condensers. All grills were custom-made with our advice on optimum air-flow and designed to blend in with the overall decorative scheme.
Working with the client’s contractors, our installation team were able to site the internal condensing units and the ducted fan coil units in the new ceiling void. During the first stage, we routed all pipework so it could then be closed in by the builder. The second stage involved installing the units, commissioning and testing the whole system.
Our team planned the installation in detail, to work within the contractor’s schedule. The four ducted air conditioning systems were fully installed in two stages over five working days. On completion of the renovation, we returned to make one final test of all systems before the client handover.
This is one of a growing number of projects that Cool You UK have undertaken in listed buildings and properties that are in conservation areas, where more conventional air conditioning systems were impossible to install due to planning restrictions.
For this project we installed:
1 x 3.85kw Ducted Fan Coil for the Master Bedroom
2 x 7kw Ducted Fan Coils for Living Room / Kitchen
1 x 3.85kw Ducted Fan Coil for the Library
2 x 3.85kw internal water condensing units
2 x 7kw internal water condensing units
For advice on Air conditioning your apartment, please contact the team at Cool You UK on (0207) 043 2275