Church Lane Day Care Centre is a non-profit organisation offering day and after-school care for children aged between 18 months to 12 years in the London borough of Wandsworth. In 2007, the centre commissioned DJHC to replace their central gas-fired boiler system, including controls and ancillary equipment. This ensured the building was warm, comfortable, and had a reliable hot water supply throughout the year.
Gas-fired boiler systems are an energy-efficient, economical central heating solution. Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fuels available, and moreover, gas boilers typically use the least amount of fuel. This will keep energy bills down, whilst controlling the facility’s carbon footprint.
However, over time, a gas-fired system will deteriorate. This means that the building’s management might notice their system is working less efficiently, and meanwhile, they are likely to see their bills creeping up. Alongside other issues like leaks and unpleasant smells, an old boiler can become a liability rather than an asset.
The Church Lane Day Care Centre opened its doors in 1974 and has been providing the highest quality care for local children since. However, after over thirty years in operation, it was high time that the building services got an upgrade. Like schools, it is essential that staff and the children can work and play in a safe, comfortable environment, so they needed to renovate their ageing heating system.
As part of a £32k project, the daycare centre consulted with DJHC to replace the system. We advised the centre on the most efficient and economical replacement, ensuring that they had a constant domestic hot water supply and reliable central heating. This was complemented by a user-friendly control system that helped staff make sure the building was always a comfortable environment for staff and children alike while keeping energy bills under control.