The VDI wall brackets shipped with Henrad radiators are developed exclusively by Henrad and have been awarded Class 3 VDI 6036 certification. The German VDI standard 6036 Class 3 rating means that the wall brackets effectively can be used to ensure safety in public spaces where the risk of abuse or improper use of the radiator is higher than in private or residential installations (Class 1 & 2). This makes the VDI brackets perfect for radiator installations such as aged care, hospitals and schools where public liability is a concern.(more…)
Over 500 Henrad radiators were used in this new build student accommodation hi-rise in Carlton. To support the expansion of Melbourne’s tertiary institutes and service the growing demand of Melbourne’s overseas student population, a student accommodation precinct has been nestled into the lower end of the Carlton community, contributing to a revitalisation of the area. Perched behind a heritage Art Deco building & former Printing Factory, the Bouverie Street project is a purpose-built 13 level building, providing accommodation facilities for 648 University of Melbourne students.(more…)
A luxury custom designed and built rural retreat of over 120 squares in size, split over two expansive levels. Featuring six bedrooms and five bathrooms, the home uses premium luxury finishes throughout. The kitchen area alone features a separate scullery and it’s own cool room, and the stunning quality of the build is evident in every fine detail of the intricate Hampton’s style. The house itself is perfectly positioned on an acreage, with magnificent outlooks across rolling pastures to the ocean.
For a home such as this, demanding the best specification in every aspect of construction, a HydroHeat supplied Emmeti floor heating system combined with Henrad Radiators and Baxi Boilers was a logical choice. Specialist hydronic contractors SL Heat were commissioned by the owners to undertake system design and installation.(more…)
Retro fit install to the Bendigo Mail Centre facility in regional Victoria. The mail centre required new boilers to replace the existing single boiler system, and BAXI Duo-tec MP+ condensing type boilers were chosen to provide heating requirements, the Baxi boilers are classified as Type A and are fully AGA compliant.(more…)
The DHS public housing development in Windsor shows the way for clean green design. Known as the K2 Apartments they were constructed in 2006 and consist of 96 modern apartments in four medium rise buildings of four, five and eight stories, designed by Melbourne architecture firm ‘Design Inc’ and linked by a unique green spine feature. The Victorian State Housing Minister commented that “The many green features in the design deliver savings to tenants through lower energy and water costs and multiply the benefits to the environment through lower greenhouse emissions.”(more…)
Larger Residential projects require high output systems and greater capacity for expansion as they heat and pump large volumes of water through the system. Our smallest light commercial boiler, the Baxi Duo-Tec MP 35kW, is ideally suited as a heat source for large residential projects.
These case study images show residential projects with hi output requirements that utilise the Duo-Tec 35kW MP in combination with HydroHeats own ‘HydroPak’ kits. This system configuration is ideally suited to large scale heavy use residential installations, and installations with multiple radiators connected, or systems which combine both radiator and floor heating.(more…)
HydroHeat CEO Christina Lund was recently presented with the BAXI Global Award for Best Commercial Boilers Development at the ISH Expo in Frankfurt. The award recognises HydroHeat’s work in commercial boiler projects for the BAXI Power HT and the BAXI Duo-Tec MP ranges.
HydroHeat competed against more than 30 countries around the globe and we are immensely proud to receive recognition for what we have achieved in the relatively small global market of Australia. It is a testament to the quality of BAXI’s commercial range that BAXI boilers are now widely recognised as the best commercial heating boilers available in Australia. This has helped BAXI achieve global market growth of over 300%.
BAXI Boilers represent one of the most efficient ways to heat a residential or commercial swimming pool. BAXI gas condensing boilers increase pool heating efficiency and offer an advantage over competitor heating boilers which can be expensive to maintain and consume large amounts of energy without returning cost savings.
BAXI boilers utilise a water to water heat exchanger which heats the pool water in a closed loop and separates the chemically treated pool water from direct contact with the Heat Exchanger. The water to water heat exchanger method is a more robust system as it eliminates corrosion of the heat exchanger by chemically treated pool water and provides greater longevity for the system.
Ballarat Health Services offer a range of specialist key medical and healthcare services, including acute and sub-acute care, with the Ballarat Hospital facility being the principal referral hospital for the entire Grampians region. The majority of the boilers serving Heating Hot Water throughout Ballarat Health Services were old, some reaching a point whereby they were becoming uneconomical to repair. Ballarat Health Services (BHS) had approximately 90% of atmospheric boilers installed across the region and a major upgrade strategy was required.
A luxury hi-end apartment block in Melbourne’s inner north required a new pool heater boiler to replace the existing unit installed which had failed. The new boiler system was required to heat the outdoor rooftop lap pool all year round, and a reliable and energy efficient system was critical.
This hydronic heating install in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Mitcham was an interesting half retrofit and half new build project, done as two separate installs. The owners of the classic mid century home first undertook a renovation to the existing premises and as part of this contracted hydronic experts SL Heating to retrofit a hydronic radiator system consisting of 8 panel rads powered by a BAXI Duo-Tec GA 28kW condensing boiler. The system was fully commissioned and operational completing the retrofit component of the project.
Chisholm Institute’s Frankston Campus in Melbourne’s south required a new boiler to replace the existing unit which had reached end of life. A reliable and energy efficient replacement was critical for providing heat to one of the campus’s major buildings, so BAXI Power-HT boilers were chosen for the project.
A retro-fit installation to a Hi-End residential property in Melbourne’s prestigious Bayside area. A range of Compact Radiators were installed throughout this two storey house in all living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms. Ranging in size from the smallest Compact Panel rad available for the guest powder room, to large Compact Panels for living areas to suit heat output requirements. In the main living room area, Alto Vertical Rads were used to create a stunning visual impact. The system was powered by a BAXI Duo-Tec GA 28KW boiler.
To compliment the radiators and to add a touch of luxury Oceanus powder coated white Towel Warmers were installed in each of the main bathrooms.
The installation was undertaken by Hydronic Heating specialists SL Heat, call 0414581351.
The new AR / AVR Plus series of Expansion Tanks from AquaSystem are now available ex stock with a higher operating pressure and other premium features over the standard VR / VRV series.
The premium AR / AVR-PLUS Expansion Tanks are rated to 10 Bar and feature a replaceable membrane, making them ideally suited to commercial use and larger systems. The AR / AVR range also carry premium features such as a Stainless Steel Flange, stronger Butile Rubber Membranes, and an extended 5yr Warranty. They are available in sizes from 8 litres to 500 litres.
Hydroheat Supplies have also developed a fill kit for the AR / AVR range of tanks which incorporates an automatic fill valve isolating valve, pressure relief valve and automatic air vent, all pre-assembled on a brass air separator.
We recently celebrated 25 yrs of service and a 50th birthday for two of HydroHeat’s key team members. Our Warehouse manager Ken Lund celebrated 25yrs of service and our Sales Manager & Technical Liaison Ivan Karula celebrated a 50th b’day. We congratulate both on their respective achievements and a huge thank you to both for all they have brought to HydroHeat over the years. We think Ivan had more hair and Ken less grey when they started!
The warehouse is the engine room of the HydroHeat operation without which all things grind to a halt and it is maintained and kept on course under Ken’s helmsmanship. This is no small achievement given the hectic warehouse will often process pack and deliver many pallets of orders in a single day.
Our Technical Liaison and Sales Manager Ivan has helped out many a customer over the years with his unsurpassed technical knowledge and helpful advice which has made the difference on many an installation (Ivan has also been with HydroHeat for 23 years!) A great evening was had by HydroHeat staff at Doyle’s in Mordialloc to celebrate and again we thank Ken and Ivan for the commitment, knowledge and passion they have brought to HydroHeat.
The Giacomini R146C Magnetic Dirt Separator is a cyclonic magnetic dirt separator used to isolate and eliminate impurities in Hydronic Systems.
The R146C features a special swivelling fitting, a patented 3 way system allowing adjustable installation to horizontal, vertical or angled pipes. The dirt separator mechanism is simple and effective with metallic debris attracted by the magnet whilst other impurities sink to the bottom of the body thanks to the cyclonic effect. The unit is only 14.1cm in height making it ideal for installation into tight spaces, and is easily cleaned in a few simple steps with only an Allen key required.
The R146C features solid brass construction and outlet fittings to ensure durability, and combined with the ease of fitting and excellent value makes it a logical choice. Now available ex stock contact HydroHeat to order. View the excellent demo video by Giacomini which shows how the R146C works and how the adjustable fitting system swivels…
Casselden is a modern A-Grade office tower with 39 Levels located in the Parliamentary Precinct in Melbourne. A $50M refurbishment was undertaken with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency and upgrading the buildings heating system was a key aspect of this.
The NeutraWater condensate filter is now available for residential boiler installations up to 35kW. Exclusive to HydroHeat, the filters are a cheap and effective way to treat boiler condensate and make boiler installations compliant with environmental regulations and guidelines.
They are an in-line filter which is easy to install and compatible with BAXI Duo-tec GA and BAXI Duo-tec MP (35kW only). Untreated boiler condensate is abrasive and potentially can cause damage and corrosion to pipes due to the acidic (pH4) level of the condensate. The NeutraWater filter neutralises the condensate and returns it to an alkaline level safe for disposal. Installation is quick and easy and the units are low cost making them a cheap and effective solution.
Neutralisation of condensate preserves the integrity of pipes and allows for environmentally safe disposal to stormwater drain. Comes with 3/4” hose fittings and mounting clamps. Condens-Stick replaceable cartridges are available to refill and come in 6 packs (simply slide out old and reinsert new). Speak to your HydroHeat sales rep for further information.
HydroHeat recently attended the ARBS 2018 Expo in Sydney. The ARBS (Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services) Expo is the biggest HVAC industry show in the Southern Hemisphere, and HydroHeat have been a part of it for over 15 years. This years Expo took place at Darling Harbour in the centre of Sydney’s entertainment district with over 350 exhibitors present.
Running from Tuesday 8th May to Thursday 10th May, the three days saw a huge amount of visitors and much interest at the HydroHeat stand, with Industry professionals attending from all over Australia. The HydroHeat ARBS stand featured an overview of our product ranges including BAXI boilers and we were busy fielding enquiries for the whole show. The exhibition focuses on the commercial sector and the efficiency of commercial building heating installations. With more technologies coming on line such as heat pumps, it was interesting to see that Hydronic heating still comes out on top as the most efficient form of heating.
The world reknown MCE Conference was recently held in Milan, Italy. The event focusses on heating, cooling and water based energy efficient systems. It is a unique marketplace and global event where companies in the HVAC-R and energy efficiency sectors gather and showcase the latest technologies, solutions and systems for buildings in commercial and residential sectors.
HydroHeat were on hand to keep abreast with the latest developments in hydronic heating and catch up with our partners including BAXI and Emmeti who were both present. It was a great opportunity to spend time with many of our partners and discuss the needs of the Australian market and compare to global trends in hydronic heating.