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Village Hall gets a traditional facelift
Paragon Systems, have recently completed a contract to install the entire underfloor heating system (500m2), at the recently rebuilt and fully restored Finzean Village Hall, by Banchory.
Architects for the project were Rasmussen Levie, Aboyne, and the main building contractor was Stan England Builders.
Finzean Community Association which manages the Hall,
raised, with assistance and support from the local community, the necessary funds for the much needed re-building and restoration of the old village hall.
The hall, which has been restored to a timber clad structure, as it was in the 1920’s when it was originally built, is now used by local groups for bowling, dancing, yoga, amateur dramatics, badminton and playgroups as well as weddings and ceilidhs.
The floor plan now consists of one large hall with stage, a smaller hall, changing rooms/showers for 2 football teams, kitchen, large foyer, bar, and extended garden area to accommodate a marquee.
Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Aberdeen
Paragon Systems, are pleased to announce they have been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of a complete under floor heating system for the new Sheddocksley Baptist Church, at Eday Walk in Aberdeen.
This project is a complete new build and construction is underway with Main Contactors, Banchory Contractors.
With a relatively new congregation, who are at present renting premises, it is expected that building works will be completed by early to mid-summer 2003.
20/20 Architects of Northern Ireland were commissioned to work on the project and provided their expert guidance on the design, which is quite contemporary and with a feeling of space.
It has been conceived to be forward looking, especially with the community aspect in mind, as the new facility will be open for use by various local clubs and oreganisations.
Given the church will be available for community use, the specification of underfloor heating was a first choice, as it is ideally suited to larger open spaces, providing high efficiency and comfort.
Port Erroll Primary School, Cruden Bay
Following on from the success of the underfloor heating system at Strathburn School, Paragon Systems, Scotland’s Underfloor Heating Specialists, are pleased to announce they have been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of a complete system at the new Port Erroll School in Cruden Bay.
Main contractors, Morrison Construction are currently building the new school. The total floor area to be covered within the school is 2400m2, all on a single level.
The design incorporates the atrium, gym hall and classrooms.
New school will be in a class of it’s own
Aberdeen based Paragon Systems, specialists in the provision of Underfloor Heating Systems, are pleased to announce they have been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of a complete system at the new Strathburn School in Inverurie.
Main contractors Morrison Construction are currently building the new school following its’ destruction in a fire last year.
The Underfloor Heating System being installed by Paragon will cover a total floor area in the school of 3,200m2 on a single level and will encompass the entire facility with the exception of the computer room and toilet areas.
Underfloor Heating in both Commercial and Domestic properties is now increasingly specified by Architects and Builders as it has a number of important advantages over traditional radiator or warm air systems.
It is highly energy efficient, with savings on energy costs averaging in excess of 40%. It requires little maintenance, improved heating performance where it is needed, is damage and vandal proof as there are no exposed radiators or mechanics and creates a much healthier environment as it causes no air movement disturbing dust and particles.
Houses for Choices Community Care & Support
The project involved the construction of 8 specially designed houses for people with physical or learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, frailty or special needs. The core aim was to provide for their needs, whilst giving the residents maximum choice, freedom and independence to improve their quality of life.
Location: New Deer near Aberdeen
The houses were all fitted with Under Floor Heating and the room thermostats had remote sensors. Villavent Fan Extractor Systems were also installed.
Peterculter Parish Church & Pitmedden Church
Both these projects were ideally suited to the provision of Under Floor Heating Systems. In both cases the church congregations were delighted with the system and it’s advantages over the previous older traditional heating methods.
In the case of Peterculter Parish Church, all the pews were also removed (chairs being used as a replacement) making the space available more multi purpose.
Churches traditionally have very high roofs and with convected heat systems a great deal of the heat rises up in to and out of the roof . Under Floor Heating retained the optimum heat and temperature within the building at ground floor level ensuring the efficiency of keeping the occupants warm and comfortable.
Meldrum House Golf Clubhouse
Ideally suited to this commercial environment, the Under Floor Heating system was fitted on both ground and first floor levels.
With total control over all areas of the clubhouse facilities, bar, restaurant, changing and meeting room areas can be controlled to suit both use and occupancy ensuring a comfortable environment throughout the entire building.
In the absence of exposed radiators and other heating mechanics, the internal design and layout of the clubhouse rooms and facilities ensured maximum use of space available.