Wolfson Building, University of Glasgow

Within the proposed over all master plan framework for the university of Glasgow, the new medical school has a prominent setting at the apex of the triangular ‘gushett’ site. The triangular atrium court heated with underfloor heating, reconciles the imposed conflicting geometries, forming the physical and social core of the new facility. Our pipe in rail system with a semi dry screed was used as the rail system enabled use of higher compressive strength insulation to permit cherry picker access.

RIBA award 2008

BCIA award 2004

John Muir Birthplace Trust, Dunbar

ohn Muir’s life and work has inspired people all over the world. Now the Dunbar birthplace of the pioneering conservationist has been transformed into a new visitor attraction. The stunning interpretative centre highlights the work and achievements of this remarkable man. Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir immigrated with his parents to the United States where he campaigned for the preservation of natural environments through his work as an environmentalist, geologist and botanist.

Underfloor heating was utilised for the ground floor as it is well suited to exhibit areas where wall space is a premium, also allowing for exhibits to be positioned anywhere on the floor space.

Richard Murphy Architects developed the design as a free-standing 3storey street and timber tower within the shell of the original house. The existing staircase at the rear of the site was retained for use in the new design and a previous back yard was roofed for a children’s/meeting area.

BBC Scotland HQ, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

but Keppie Architects took control in late 2004.

The BBC headquarters in Pacific Quay is the most significant single project in the history of BBC Scotland. The new building is a dynamic broadcasting HQ fit for the 21st century, at the heart of an urban digital media community. Situated on the River Clyde, opposite the SECC and next to the Science Centre, it will be part of a stunning development and the BBC hopes, a landmark building.

Anderson Floor Warming installed over 1000m of trench heating around the perimeter of each floor, specified to help reduce the cold down drafts and condensation typically associated with buildings that have a high percentage of glazed elevations, and offering energy saving features and cost effectiveness.

RIBA award 2008

Priory Church of St Mary, South Queensferry

The Priory Church, now an Grade A listed building, was once part of a medieval Carmelite Friary at the hub of life in the royal burgh of Queensferry.

The Priory has undergone 2 major restorations in its time. In 1890, the remaining buildings comprising the choir, the tower and the south transept, were restored for use by the Scottish Episcopal Church under Bishop Dowden of Edinburgh and the architect, John Kinross. Thus for the past 100 years, the Priory has once again been a place of regular worship.

The second major work of restoration took place in 1999 – 2000 ensuring the building remains in use for many years to come. To create a more welcoming environment for 21st century users, a wooden floor with underfloor heating was laid over the original stone floor and new lighting now accentuates the simple beauty of the building.

Strathleven House

Strathleven House is a Grade A Palladian mansion dating from the early 18th century. It is situated in mature landscaped grounds within the boundaries of the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate, Dumbarton.

The house fell into disrepair after the 2nd World War but was fully renovated by its current owners the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust between 1995 and 2001. It is now managed by EDET as a business centre aimed at SMEs with a total net lettable area of 6003 sq ft of office and meeting/training space. Underfloor heating was utilised throughout the entire building, as it is visually unobtrusive in a sensitive heritage environment.

Royal Commonwealth Pool

A massive £37 million refurbishment of the Royal Commonwealth pool. It will be open to host the diving competition for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The project also includes a changing “village” with better family facilities, a brand new dry play area for children, poolside showers, heated benches next to pools, and a revamped cafe.

We are laying insulation and underfloor heating to approx. 3,000m2 (30,000sqft) of Main Pool, Training and Diving Pool Surrounds and changing areas, using approx. 12.5Km of pipe.

Ardgartan Hotel

Lochs and Glens Holidays, owners of the newly-built Ardgartan Hotel, were looking for a renewables solution both to reduce the carbon footprint of the hotel and to limit the use of oil and LPG as heating fuels, not least because of their high cost.  After weighing up a range of alternatives, Aeromax Plus air source heat pumps were selected on the basis of their cost-effectiveness and high-performance levels.

Aeromax Plus heat pumps use natural heat from outside air to provide central heating (either underfloor heating or traditional radiators) and/or hot water, and are well-suited to working efficiently in cooler Scottish temperatures. They can extract heat from the air at temperatures down to -20°C, making them consistently effective all-year-round, even in exposed locations. They have low running costs and can reduce energy bills and CO2 emissions by as much as 50 per cent. The powerful 75kW heat pump supplies the hotel’s underfloor heating, providing sufficient output to warm the majority of the ground-floor of the hotel, a total of 992m².

Peak Scientific Extension

Peak Scientific is a specialist environmental engineering business manufacturing gas generators for medical and laboratory equipment and scientific instruments. The extension provides new administration and management offices and additional warehousing which will free up existing accommodation for greater production capacity and research and development engineering.

Anderson Floor Warming And Renewables designed, supplied and installed the underfloor heating to the entrance and upper foyers and WCs in the new extension. Our pipe in staple system was ideal for the curved outer wall and the irregular floor area caused by the stairs and reception desk.

Notre Dame Primary School, Glasgow

A £15m renovation and extension of the old C-listed Victorian building that housed Notre Dame Primary School combining St Peters and Notre Dame Primary Schools in one building.

Anderson Floor Warming And Renewables designed, supplied and installed underfloor heating, insulation and screed to the brand new three storey extension.

The picture above shows the underfloor heating pipes laid on top of the insulation ready to be tested before a screed finish is applied on top. Below shows a manifold ready to be connected to the hot water supply with the underfloor heating pipes within a screed finish.

Our pipe in staple system is perfect for the angular rooms on the ground floor of the extension allowing for maximum floor coverage for the underfloor heating as can be seen in our design drawing below.

Dumfries House

We were contracted by Hope Homes (Hope South West) to design, supply and install a district heating and domestic hot water system consisting of 1no. Dimplex high temperature LA 26 PS air to water heat pump to provide domestic hot water throughout all 7no. holiday rental units and 1no. LA 60TU air to water heat pump to provide low temperature heating to underfloor heating and 6no. steading units in the refurbished and converted Mains Steading of the Estate with Dimplex Smartrad radiators to unit no.7. The district heating system also provided underfloor heating and Dimplex Smartrad radiators to the listed Generator Room building.

An extract of an email received from the client Hope Homes:-

“Please convey our thanks to all who worked on this contract for their efforts in delivering the heating and hot water system on time, after all discussions, quotations, designs, etc. it all came together perfect in the end. The rooms were all occupied last weekend and no teething problems reported.

“Thanks again it been a pleasure working with Anderson’s once more.

Kind Regards,
Archie”