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Three XL140 boilers from ATAG Commercial have been installed at Norman Lodge, a residential care home in Bradford, as part of a major renovation project – which included refurbishing the heating system. The project saw the boilers fitted alongside a CHP unit, independent water heaters and calorifiers, replacing the building’s original, 25-year old heating system. The installation was completed in February 2019.
Norman Lodge is managed by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The council has long been a customer of ATAG Commercial, which has resulted in the company’s boilers being installed in a variety of locations throughout the Yorkshire area.
Terry Nichols, Mechanical Works Officer at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, explained: “We have been using ATAG Commercial’s boilers for over a decade, as part of our rolling technical programme where we replace or upgrade the plant rooms in our properties. XL boilers are usually the products of choice, as they are such reliable and economical units, with their dual burners making them perfect for applications such as schools and care homes. They can also be used in cascade, which is a great advantage from an installation perspective.”
Commenting on the Norman Lodge project, he continued: “The previous plant room contained a lot of steel, which was replaced by modern, carbon fittings. New boiler housing and heating circuits were also fitted alongside the XL boilers. The new heating system will ensure care home residents are kept nice and warm, while we know from past experience that using ATAG Commercial boilers can reduce energy bills by up to a third.”
Norman Lodge is a single storey, purpose-built home providing residential care and a day care resource centre for older people. The home provides residential care for people who require respite, rehabilitation, assessment, and long-term care. The home functions from four wings with each unit having a lounge, dining and kitchen area. The rehabilitation and respite wings have specialist equipment to enable independent living.
Phil Webster, Area Sales Manager at ATAG Commercial, added: “We have a strong relationship with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, with their internal design team frequently working alongside our sales and technical staff to ensure the correct equipment is always installed. This particular project was excellent to work on, given the variety of equipment fitted in the plant room and the end result of providing elderly residents with ample heating and hot water.”
ATAG Commercial, which is part of the Ariston Thermo Group, is a manufacturer of gas fired condensing boilers suitable for a range of domestic and commercial applications. Other models in the range include the flexible Q Series of commercial units which, like the XL Series, has proved to be highly successful throughout the UK for many years, blending manufacturing expertise with unmatched reliability.