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Temporary heating to speed up building dry out

Client: Robertson Construction

Location: South Shields, UK

Sectors: Construction

The challenge

To dry out the interior of a care hub building

Robinson Construction wanted help to speed up the internal dry-out phase of a care hub built in the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields.

There was a tight project schedule.

The building’s own heating system also needed to be tested and commissioned.

Project fact file

Boiler linked to underfloor heating 250kW
IDF heaters 2 x 125kW
Weeks on site 6

The solution

Win-win two solutions in one

We initially installed 125 kW IDF heaters to speed up the interior dry-out phase of the building but then saw a way to bring additional benefit.

We linked one of our 250 kW boilers to the new underfloor heating system and pumped hot water through to raise the temperature. This was quieter, reduced disruption and was more cost-effective than using a diesel IDF heater option. The rental boiler also helped commission the underfloor heating system – speeding up two processes with one solution.

The impact

Savings in space, time and money and a quick dry out

The project stayed on target by getting a quick dry-out. The commissioning process of the permanent boiler and ducting system was also accelerated.

"Aggreko designed an interim heating system using our existing underfloor heating infrastructure, which saved space, time and money. Their excellent technical knowledge ensured that the work ran smoothly, without any fuss or disruption. We were able to meet the tight project schedule and fully test out permanent heating infrastructure.

Project Manager , Robertson Construction

Andrew Coleman