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.
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.
This high-end custom install to a regional country home shows what is possible when you let your imagination run wild with the limitless variations of custom colour powder coating. The install shows the impact that colour powder coated radiators can make in a living space.
HydroHeat went a bit rock star recently with an install featured on Channel 9’s The Block reality TV show. Contestants Jason and Sarah chose to install Henrad radiators throughout the house as well as an Oceanus towel warmer in the bathroom. The system was powered by a BAXI Luna3 24 kW traditional type boiler.
In screed hydronic floor heating is a super efficient form of floor heating. It is ideal for luxury new home builds and can also be retro fitted to existing homes. In screed floor heating is installed directly into a thin 60-80mm layer of concrete (screed) which is poured on top of the existing slab. As only the top ‘screed’ layer is heated this enables more rapid heat transfer from the floor coils and the heat is emitted into the room quicker. The insulated floor panels prevent the downward loss of heat back into the slab. This makes in screed floor heating an extremely effective form of floor heating as the whole slab does not have to be heated. This enables quicker transitional temperature change which is ideal for the Australian climate.
In Slab hydronic floor heating is a popular and common method used to effectively heat a home with hydronic heating. As the system is installed directly to the base slab during initial construction it is an efficient and economical form of floor heating installation that is ideal for new build constructions.
A selection of installs showing use of custom colour powder coated radiator finishes. All our radiators can be custom powder coated to suit your customers decor and interior taste, this is particularly suited to high end and architectural installations. As per the case studies shown the popular colour choice of black suits many tastes, however any colour from the Dulux colour selection of over 100 colours can be matched.
BAXI is the true global brand. BAXI hydronic heating boilers are specified for leading projects all around the world. The Seattle Housing Authority installed a total of 256 BAXI Luna3 Combi boilers into a large public housing estate in West Seattle, yielding a dividend of 37% savings in fuel consumption. The Luna3 Combi boiler was chosen as an elegant all in one (heating and DHW) backpack sized boiler with tankless hot water capabilities, making it ideal for the project. The compact size allowed freeing up valuable living space and fitting a stackable washer and dryer in the same closet as the combination heating and hot water boilers. The housing Authority is obliged to fix any mechanical problem within 24 hrs, hence installing a reliable boiler with low maintenance requirements was vital. These are the same Luna3 boilers as sold from our Breaside warehouse.