Norfolk Crescent, Bath.
Knightstone Housing approached us with a problem they had at Norfolk Crescent, which is a Grade 1 listed terrace in Bath in which they own 4 houses comprising 20 assisted living apartments.
The existing heating comprised a typical 1970's solution with Baxi Gas fires with back boilers serving radiators and a hot water cylinder to each apartment. With changes to gas regulations the pipework routing and ventilation provisions to the gas appliances were no longer compliant to regulations. The appliances had been condemned and issued with prohibition notices warning that they must be turned off.
The listing of the building created real difficulties in providing flueing arrangements for modern condensing boilers.
We undertook feasibility work which proved that the use of an all electric solution (as suggested by English Heritage) was not possible. After considerable discussions and option studies to prove that there were no alternatives, we agreed the installation of various flues through the walls to the rear of the property with English Heritage.
This was somewhat against their principles, but was accepted after we demonstrated that there were no alternative options.
Norfolk Crescent, Bath