Sectors - Heritage

Marrying up the modern ventilation requirements within old listed buildings can be an incredibly difficult operation. Keeping the aesthetic integrity whilst allowing the building to meet its purpose in the 21st Century can be achieved using clever ventilation technology. Discrete chain motors engineered within window frames is just one of example where modern requirements/regulations do not ruin the appearance of old buildings.

Project: The Florence Institute, Liverpool
Main Contractor: William Anelay
Natural Ventilation System with SOLIS
"South Liverpool's Florrie" - A Tribute Once Again

Dyer Environmental Controls are delighted to have been included on a restoration shortlist in conjunction with other specialists to bring the "Florrie" in Liverpool back to life. After years of neglect the grade II listed Florence Institute has received a full restoration programme. Work was completed earlier this year.

Working with A&B Engineering who provided the replica windows, Dyer were able to automate the opening of the windows using the NEW and unique Solis - a solar powered chain motor. By being completely wireless, Solis was perfect for a refurbishment where additional cabling onto exposed brickwork was unacceptable. Natural ventilation remotely-controlled.

The ground floor windows are operated via remote control with the windows on the 1st floor operated via a Building Management System.

Building occupants can once again enjoy the facilities that Florrie has to offer and more importantly in the comfort of a naturally ventilated environment.
Project: Midland Hotel, Morecambe
Main Contractor: Urban Splash Build
Smoke & Natural Ventilation Systems

This Grade II listed glamorous art-deco hotel recently had a highly impressive refurbishment, allowing Dyer to provide unobtrusive fire-rated chain actuators coupled with flush mounted smoke ventilation control panels and break glass switches.  The simple, flexible system design was also available to lend itself to provide natural ventilation using simple switches linked directly into the smoke vent control panels.

Project: The Roundhouse Project, Derby
Main Contractor: Bowmer & Kirkland
Natural Ventilation Systems

With the help of English Heritage, this fascinating set of Victorian buildings was recently refurbished as part of Derby College.  The showpiece Grade II listed Roundhouse, as well as the adjacent “Engine Shed” buildings, all required a completely new ventilation system and Dyer provided 230volt natural ventilation systems in keeping with the old railway buildings.  The rack & pinion actuators were used to incrementally open the bespoke cast rooflights and were all controlled via space temperature sensors linked to remote control panels.  These also linked to the heating and mechanical ventilation systems as well as to our own weather station.

Project: The Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Liverpool
Main Contractor: Kimpton Building Services
Natural Ventilation Systems

This complex restoration required low level automated windows to assist in the ventilation control of this impressive glass house.  Dyer was able to provide incrementally opening RAL coloured chain actuators with bespoke brackets to fit unobtrusively within the surroundings.  Due to the easy access to these automated windows, the actuators incorporated an in-built, electronically controlled anti-trap facility to ensure safety for the visiting public.  Our own natural ventilation control system interfaced seamlessly with the BMS to complete an impressive installation.

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