Glasdon – Aero™ Durable, Contemporary Cycle Shelter

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Glasdon are experts in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality, cost effective shelters and cycle parking solutions. The stylish Aero Bike Shelter has a robust and contemporary design allowing cycle storage for up to 10 bikes.

Aero Bicycle Shelter is specially designed to stand up to the harshest weather conditions. Tested in the MIRA Wind Tunnel at speeds up to 60mph (96kph) – force 10 on the Beaufort scale, enough for a storm warning to be issued – and Aero Shelter survived unscathed (view testing video).

The Durapol® material end panels are self-coloured and will not rot, rust, chip or corrode. Durapol doesn’t show scratches, can be wiped clean in seconds and never needs painting. Toughened PETG glazing and a strong aluminium framework ensures Aero Shelter is extremely resilient.

Aero Cycle Shelter has been extensively vandal tested to make sure it stands up to the toughest environments. Watch the video of Aero take a real beating – and survive!

Delivered fully assembled the Aero Bike Shelter is ready to bolt down to a prepared concrete surface immediately – can be installed in under 45 minutes.

Ideal for industry, education, transport and more, Aero Bicycle Shelter could be the right product for your project – aesthetically pleasing, economically priced and low maintenance.

The Glasdon cycle storage product range offers contemporary and industrial style Bike Shelters, Cycle Lockers and Bicycle Stands.

For more information regarding Multi-purpose Shelters and Canopies, ideal for providing weather protection for waiting and smoking areas, bus/train stations, building entrances and pay and display ticket machines, visit the Glasdon dedicated website www.glasdonshelters.com.

Glasdon also produce a range of GRP Modular Buildings, GRP / Steel Housings and Equipment Cabinets. With an infinite set of uses within the industrial and commercial sectors, GRP and IP-rated units provide a quality, reliable and cost effective solution.

The durable constructions deliver an impressive focal point and superior accommodation for a large range of applications such as Gatehouses, Security Control Centres, Car Park Kiosks, Information Points, Toll Booths and Sentry Posts.

New to the Glasdon collection are Genesis GRP Kiosks, a range of high quality buildings which are available off the shelf for quick delivery (free to mainland UK.). These stylish kiosks come as standard in four layouts, offering high quality materials at a budget-conscious cost. A basic range of optional extras are available, including the use of vinyl graphic to personalise your kiosk for a more unique building.

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If you have any questions contact Glasdon today on (01253) 600410, email sales@glasdon-uk.co.uk, or visit www.glasdon.com.

Glixtone HIGH PERFORMANCE SMOOTH MASONRY PAINT (AC1)

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Glixtone External – HIGH PERFORMANCE SMOOTH MASONRY PAINT (AC1) is probably one of the best products available offering everything in one can that you need giving incredible protection for up to 30 YEARS on all types of properties. It’s coverage and ease of application has won a loyal following by many professional Decorators, Architects and Specifiers.

It’s silky smooth flow rate and opacity will speed it’s application whilst giving the end user the confidence that their property has the best overall protection available. This includes UV Stability, Dirt Resistance, Moisture Vapour Permeability, Salt, Alkali and Acid resistance, whilst being  Elastomeric and protecting against Fungal and Algae attack.

The range of Glixtone products are all manufactured by its parent company Carrs Coatings at their ‘State of the Art’ Factory in Redditch Worcestershire. We are very proud that our Factory was designed and built to be environmentally friendly giving a zero impact on the environment. This also means that all of our waste materials are recycled for use in other industries.

All of our products are manufactured to British Standards 9001 with an extremely robust Quality Control System in place. This means that at every stage of manufacture our products are tested by our in-house Laboratory Quality Control team. This coupled with the fact that we only use the highest quality raw materials available ensures that our customers receive only the best quality products.

Please see our web Site: www.glixtone.com for full details of the Glixtone range or contact us on 01527 599 470 for further information, help or advice.

Hauraton drainage channels used at Penarth Learning Community School

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The £48 million Penarth Learning Community, designed by HLM Architects has been built on the site of the St Cyres Secondary School. Pupils from St Cyres, Erw’r Delyn, Ashgrove and Ysgol Maes Dyfan special schools come together at this complex; claimed to be the largest learning facility of its type in Wales. Penarth Learning Community School, Cardiff, South Wales, comprises a mainstream comprehensive school with 1280 places, together with a special educational needs (SEN) school, catering for 205 pupils with a wide spectrum of learning needs including those with learning and physical difficulties and those on the autism spectrum. Together with a learning facility, there is also a 1500 m. residential home, allowing 19 pupils to stay over at any one time to provide respite to their families. The new complex has gained a BREEAM sustainability rating of Excellent and an Energy Performance Certificate “A” rating, so it is hoped the buildings will contribute to reducing energy use and long term costs to the Vale of Glamorgan Council. With the site being quite flat and the new buildings’ surrounded by blocked and asphalted surfaces, it was essential rainwater is drained effectively.

Two Hauraton systems were chosen to drain surface water: RECYFIX® PRO and RECYFIX® SLOTTED channels. The Hauraton RECYFIX® PRO 100 channel system, fitted with FIBRETEC® C250, HEELSAFE 9mm slot gratings, was used to drain the asphalted yards and car park. Made from PA-GF, the FIBRETEC® C250 HEELSAFE grating was specifically designed by Hauraton R & D engineers to enhance the flow of water into the channel. The slots are super smooth, elliptical openings with the moulded bars having slightly raised triangular bosses along their outside edges. As well as providing an elegant appearance, the feature ensures surface water is directed into the slots.
This configuration also helps eliminate any cross-flow over the grating.

Aesthetic demands meant the surface water drainage for the blocked walkways had to be as unobtrusive as possible yet fully meet the drainage requirement; this was achieved by installing
Hauraton RECYFIX® STANDARD SLOTTED CHANNELS fitted with symmetrical galvanised steel covers. Once installed this system provides an unobtrusive, narrow line of slots in the
paved surfaces.

The RECYFIX® channel component is made from 100% recycled PE-PP. The six sizes offered are 160mm wide and range in height from 75mm to 201mm. The FIBRETEC® grating are factory
fitted on all PRO units whilst the slotted components are fitted to the channels on site.

Steve Wiseman, Hauraton‘s Project Engineer comments; “By using two types of channel the overall appearance of the blocked and asphalted areas was enhanced with the drainage requirement fully met”. For full Case Study go to www.drainage-projects.co.uk

HEWI – System 815

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Minimalism

The new sanitary system follows the principles of classic HEWI design: The style of System 815 is based on basic geometrical shapes. Despite the minimalistic use of materials, System 815 has a convincingly high-quality, fine look and feel. The clear, discrete design is highlighted by curved steel elements. Functional accessories for the washbasin, toilet and shower are available. The rail with shower head holder and shower basket complement the product range and enable new design options. The practical shower basket provides space for bathroom utensils within reach.

Material options

The sanitary System 815 is available not only with chrome, high-gloss finish but also as a Bicolor variant. The circular fixing elements in the Bicolor version are made of high-quality, white synthetic material, and are combined with elements made of curved steel. The inserts, for example, soap dispensers or tumblers, are optionally available made of white synthetic material or satin finish crystal glass.

Convenience products

The System 815 sanitary accessories can be combined with comfort and convenience elements, such as a stool, hinged support rail or wheelchair accessible washbasin. A support rail also complements the accessible elements, so that the highest standards of safety and comfort are fulfilled in the bathroom.

Multiple award-winning

The new sanitary System 815 has received renowned design prizes such as the iF product design award and the red dot award product design.

 

Design: Phoenix Design Stuttgart/Suzhou

Awards: iF product design award 2014

red dot award: product design 2014

German Design Award 2015 – Special Mention

 

 

SEE REHAU’S ENERGY EFFICIENT FENESTRATION SOLUTIONS AT VISION

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REHAU is one of more than 100 organisations exhibiting at the Vision London event from 2nd to 3rd June at Olympia.

The purpose of Vision is to showcase innovative building products, materials and technology to an audience of architects, specifiers and clients, and to demonstrate new and inventive ways of achieving better building design which complies with changing legislation.

In line with this, on stand 59, REHAU is focusing on its range of energy efficient commercial fenestration solutions which use both PVC-U and composite materials.

REHAU’s team will be talking to visitors about how these products are already being used by some of the UK’s leading house builders and commercial developers, and will be showing how REHAU’s own brand of technical knowledge and ‘KnowHau’ can add value to the specification process.

The products on the stand will show the breadth of REHAU’s range – from its REHAU Polytec 50 composite curtain walling system, which has just gained Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) approval, to its REHAU TOTAL70C casement window system which can achieve a U-Value of just 0.8 W/m²K using triple glazed Argon sealed units.REHAU TOTAL 70 Window Systems

Visitors will also be able to see samples of REHAU’s innovative window systems extruded in its RAU-FIPRO® fibre composite material – similar to the high performance, high strength materials used in aircraft design and Formula 1 race cars.  Because RAU-FIPRO® offers high torsional stiffness, it eliminates the requirement for metal reinforcement in most frames and means that much higher thermal performance can be achieved than in conventionally reinforced PVC-U because there are none of the usual thermal bridges through which energy can be lost.

On display in RAU-FIPRO® will be the Passivhaus certified GENEO window system for tilt and turn windows and doors and the Scandinavian REHAU Nordic Design Plus flush fit window system, which can be used either in contemporary multi-occupancy settings or as a replacement for flush fitting timber in traditional cottage type properties.

REHAU GENEO ALUTOP Composite windowsVision will be the first showing in the UK of a new version of GENEO with an aluminium top (ALU-TOP).  This has an aluminium cladding applied to the exterior giving the system all of the strength and thermal performance benefits of RAU-FIPRO® combined with the contemporary aesthetics of aluminium. 

REHAU’s solutions combine market leading thermal performance with stylish aesthetics and there will also be samples of the colour options available on all of REHAU’s systems – from foils to acrylic and powder coating.

Further details are available at www.rehau.co.uk.

The Great Escape – Delta Membranes Basement Tanking Systems

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The Great Escape – Delta Membranes Basement Tanking Systems

Basement Tanking Membranes from Delta MembranesWhen converting a basement into a home cinema with a military theme for the internal decor, the fact that there is an emergency tunnel attached leading to a World War II air raid shelter, and then out to the garden, only adds to the dramatic atmosphere.

That is exactly what specialist contractor Stuart Barr found itself dealing with at a property in Bedfordshire, and Delta Membrane Systems played a leading role in the story by supplying a wide range of materials and products.

In the original design, the door opening onto the tunnel was to be blocked, and the basement room tanked and refurbished ready for the cinema. However, it was then thought of as an asset to the overall ‘feel’ of what was trying to be achieved, so the tunnel and shelter became an integral part of the project.

The cast list of products supplied by Delta included MS500 – a studded damp proof membrane that can be used on walls, floors and vaulted ceilings. It can support a dry lining, screed or flooring in a wide range of situations.

Delta Membranes Tanking Systems

The membrane is placed dimple-side to the surface, and this allows any moisture to drain by gravity to a channel in the floor, which then runs to a sump and pump device to evacuate the water to the outside.

It is resistant to water and water vapour, and to salt transfer, as well as puncture, impact and loading. The membrane will not be damaged by normal foot traffic during installation, or while laying concrete or screed finish.

Taking a leading role in the project, Delta MS20 is a compression-resistant, durable dimpled sheet made from special high density polyethylene. As its name suggests, this heavy gauge version of Delta MS has deep 20mm studs, and is used where a larger flow rate is required.

Completing the list of membranes supplied by Delta, Delta-PT is a high performance polyethylene membrane which is extruded into a series of studs. These studs create a continuous air gap behind the waterproof membrane.

On the face of the membrane is a welded mesh that allows plasters and renders to bond efficiently to achieve dry and durable finishes.

Delta-PT is watertight, resistant to high a low temperature extremes, and is chemically resistant to acids, alkalis, oil and solvents.

Delta Tanking SystemsThree sump and pump units have been installed at strategic points in the scheme. The Delta Dual V3 Sump Pump units are packaged pump stations designed to collect ground water via perimeter channels or 110mm pipes and/or clear openings to the top of the chamber.

Specifically designed for below ground applications, the pump stations feature chambers made from HDPE and able to withstand hydrostatic forces encountered in applications with high water tables.

Making a cameo appearance was Köster NB1 Slurry –  a watertight mineral surface coating with crystallising agents. Waterproofing layers made from NB1 possess excellent pressure and abrasion resistance, and have been tested in accordance to the potable water guidelines.

At one time, a couple of canoes had been stored in the air raid shelter. There was so much water in the room when it was discovered, that the canoes were floating – which, if nothing else, proved their water tightness.

Delta Waterproofing Membranes

Not only have the canoes been moved, but so has the water. The expertise of personnel from waterproofing specialist Peter Cox, and the main contractor Stuart Barr, combined with the dependability of the Delta product range, has ensured that cinemagoers in a Bedfordshire basement will be able to enjoy the main feature in a dry, comfortable environment.

 

Harlequin Floors products now live on NBS National BIM Library

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Harlequin Floors recently announced that the company’s product design data is now compliant with Level 2 BIM (Building Information Modelling) and available online at the NBS National BIM Library, to architects, theatre planners and consulting engineers involved with designing and planning dance spaces.

Contracts Director at Harlequin Floors, Ray Lloyds explains that, “With changes in technology and advancements in the construction industry we wanted to invest in BIM to stay ahead of the game, as more architects use the system which is good news for the future of construction and manufacturing alike.” Ray is quick to point out that “Harlequin Floors has always worked closely with RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) and NBS, so when they approached us with the prospect of becoming an early adopter of BIM, it was a natural choice for us to keep up with the new technology. In doing so, Harlequin has become the only specialist dance floor company to have its products included in the NBS National BIM Library.” NBS,

Ray Lloyds summed up the initiative by saying, “Government contracts such as schools and local authority projects form a substantial part of our business. Consequently, as a company Harlequin wanted to ensure that when a project is being, specified architects are able to access all the technical information regarding our products and therefore specify our specialist products with ease and confidence.”

Considered as an important strategic move by Harlequin Floors, seventeen of Harlequin’s products are now available as objects on BIM, ahead of the Government mandate which stipulates that from 2016 all public construction projects are to be built using of Level 2 BIM within all parts of the design and build process.

BIM is being viewed as the future of construction processes for working, by managing information in a team environment and enabling everyone to understand a building through the use of a digital model. The digital model holds all the information needed to design, construct and maintain that building. The level of detail in the model grows to reflect the building as it is being constructed and ultimately as it is used. This enables errors and clashes to be resolved in the early stages of the model, saving cost and increasing efficiency.

At the core of BIM is what is termed a ‘BIM Object’. “This is a combination of many things: It is detailed information that defines the product and geometry that represents the product’s physical characteristics. The visualisation data that gives the object a recognisable appearance and behavioural data, such as detection zones, enables the object to be positioned or to behave in exactly the same way as the product itself. There are two primary types of object: component and layered. The component objects are building products that have fixed geometrical shapes such as windows, doors, boilers etc. Layered objects are building products that do not have a fixed shape or size such as carpets, roofing, walls and ceilings.”

Further information for architects and planners of dance spaces is freely available on the Harlequin web site and a free architects guide can be mailed on request.

Glasdon Manchester™ robust, traditional bollard

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Replace your high maintenance cast iron with the smarter solution!

Cut your maintenance costs with the new Glasdon Manchester Bollard, available in Durapol® or Impactapol® Material. Cast iron bollards remain popular, but have a number of drawbacks: they are prone to corrosion, they are heavy to lift and they are very expensive to install and replace. The Glasdon Manchester Bollard enables you to replace damaged cast iron bollards with a complementary, low-maintenance solution.

No more costly reinstatements!

Even with expensive coatings, cast iron will eventually scratch and rust. Glasdon high performance polymers are self-coloured so scratches will not show, and are corrosion resistant – no painting required. Glasdon Manchester Bollard requires minimal maintenance compared to cast iron bollards.

At just 3.5kg (Durapol) / 4kg (Impactapol), Glasdon Manchester Bollards are up to 20 times lighter than cast iron designs, making installation and transport a one-man job.

Cast iron bollards, when struck, may also rip up the pavement surface and cause a pedestrian hazard. Glasdon Manchester Rebound Bollard is made from Impactapol material, which will return to an upright shape after an impact.

Why not view our Product Testing Videos that are available on the Glasdon UK YouTube channel.

The Glasdon Manchester flexible rebound model (Impactapol material) has also been proven passively safe at 100kph (62 mph).

Glasdon Manchester Bollard is available with a choice of two fixings. The LockFast™ Socket System fixing option allows quick and easy bollard top replacement, reducing the need for road closure or costly reinstatement. A Below-Ground Extended Base fixing option is available if required.

The bollard also incorporates recessed areas for decorative banding in Gold, or retroreflective banding in Red White or Yellow.

For more information regarding Glasdon Manchester bollard or other road safety products visit the Glasdon dedicated website www.safety4highways.com.

Glasdon also design, manufacture and supply Architectural Street Furniture, including outdoor Seating, Litter Bins, Shelters, Modular Buildings and much more.

Glasdon has over 50 years of experience in providing customers with products that are reliable and durable, through the use of high quality materials. Serving over 50,000 customers including Local Authorities, Architects, Contractors & Developers, plus a broad spectrum of Industry and Commerce.

Customer care and new product innovation have established Glasdon as a market leader in the design and manufacture of award-winning products. The Company is constantly evolving to meet the specialised demands of its ever-growing number of customers with an emphasis on design and value for money.

Contact Glasdon today on (01253) 600410, email sales@glasdon-uk.co.uk, or visit our website www.glasdon.com.

HÖRMANN’S ENTRANCE DOORS OFFER INSULATION AND SECURITY

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Whether working on a new build or refurbishment project, the rising cost of energy means that minimising heat loss is more important than ever. Architects and specifiers are under increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, to meet both legislative demands and the changing needs of homeowners.

A good UD-value (the U-value of the fitted door) is of the utmost importance when choosing products, but builders still face the challenge of achieving high levels of insulation without compromising on style, security or ease of use. Leading garage and entrance door manufacturer Hörmann has paid close attention to all of these factors when designing its popular ranges.

The company’s ThermoPro and ThermoPro Plus steel entrance door collections are a prime example. Offering excellent UD-values, at just 1.1W/(m2.K) and 0.82W/(m2.K) respectively, they benefit from rigid steel polyurethane-filled door leaves of 46mm or 65mm thick. Therefore, these doors are ideal for insulation-conscious refurbishment projects and low carbon new builds, and as a result, they will have a noticeable impact on energy bills.

Security is also a key feature of Hörmann’s ThermoPro and ThermoPro Plus, thanks to multi-point locking. Conical swing, security and lock bolts pull the door tightly shut, while further security bolts on the hinge side make it practically impossible to force open.

For added break-in resistance, selected doors in the ThermoPro range have been allocated Police-approved Secured by Design status. Having passed stringent tests set by the Association of Chief Police Officers, these doors are some of the most secure on the market.

Another ground-breaking duo of highly insulated entrance doors from Hörmann is the ThermoSafe and ThermoCarbon. These aluminium doors feature some of the lowest UD-values available, at just 0.8W/(m².K) and 0.47W/(m².K). With 9-point locking as standard on the ThermoCarbon, and 5-point locking on the ThermoSafe, they are also extremely break-in resistant.

As with most Hörmann entrance doors, a wide range of finishes, colours, glazing options and matching side elements are available, whatever the budget. So whether you’re looking to create a contemporary or traditional look, Hörmann has the products and expertise needed.

For more information, contact the team on 01530 516888 or visit www.hormann.co.uk.

Cool-phase Hybrid: Utilising Phase Change Material and integrated Heat Pump

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For the Ultimate in air quality control at 20% of the running cost of A/C

What is Cool-phase Hybrid?
Cool-phase is an award winning, low energy cooling and ventilation system that creates a comfortable, fresh and healthy indoor environment that can significantly reduce the running costs of buildings. Cool-phase Hybrid is an innovative enhancement that links high efficiency air to water heat pumps with our natural cooling phase change material system.

The Cool-phase system is a natural cooling system that uses night time cooling to charge thermal batteries which contain phase change material (PCM). The natural cooling system combines the cooling effect of the PCM with fresh air provided by the integral air handling unit of the Cool-phase system to provide low energy ventilation and cooling. This combination will not match the thermal performance of air conditioning but dramatically reduce energy consumption whilst offering an improvement on thermal conditions. Passive or natural design solutions are designed to take in to account the buildings properties, the local weather conditions and the internal loadings such as electrical lighting and occupancy levels. If for instance the weather is particularly hot, passive or natural design solutions will provide elevated temperatures above fine set point limits such as 24°C. For clients seeking such fine tolerance of set point control, the Cool-phase Hybrid system firstly guarantees night time charge of the thermal batteries during peak summer periods but also allows additional top up cooling to be provided during the day. This integration of cooling technologies ensures optimum efficiencies and maintains tight set point control.

How does Cool-phase Hybrid work?
Cool-phase uses a thermal energy store which utilises a Phase Change Material (PCM) combined with an intelligently controlled Air Handling Unit to actively ventilate and cool the building. The Cool-phase system can maintain temperatures within a comfort able zone, while radically reducing energy consumption by up to 90% compared with a conventional cooling system.
The effect of adding thermal mass to a building combined with measures to control internal and external heat loading, can be a very effective method of ensuring that the building meets requirements for thermal comfort. However during a period of hot weather, temperatures will invariably rise over time, as there is no method of actively dissipating the buildup of heat. Therefore the effect of adding thermal mass can diminish over a warm spell, although the building takes longer to heat up during the day, it will also take longer to cool down at night time and therefore not all of that heat may be dissipated by the following day. Unlike passive applications where thermal mass is simply added to a building, the Cool-phase system is able to intelligently control how energy is stored and released from the thermal store, by using a heat exchanger and mechanical ventilation. The heat built up during the day can therefore be released at night and the thermal energy store recharged. When this is combined with the effects of free cooling and night time ventilation, the result is a system that can reliably maintain temperatures within comfort zones while radically reducing energy consumption.

Our advanced control system maximises the use of thermal storage through the use of phase change material, fresh air and high efficiency heat pumps. The Cool-phase Hybrid ensures excellent internal comfort conditions and optimum air quality levels at the most efficient energy use possible.
The Cool-phase system is mounted within the room as a decentralised ventilation system. Each Cool-phase Hybrid unit is fitted with a low pressure heat exchanger within the Cool-phase recirculation module. The control system senses the room temperature, room air quality level and external air temperature, automatically selecting the most efficient method for ventilating and cooling the room.

What is a Monobloc Heat Pump?
The Monobloc heat pump provides chilled water during summer periods and hot water during winter periods allowing additional heating to be provided by the Cool-phase Hybrid system in winter periods. The Monobloc heat pump is fully integrated with the Cool-phase system. Integrated control logic. DC inverter compressor. R410A refrigerant within heat pump module only limits the use of refrigerants. Operates as low as -20°C.

The Monobloc heat pump is connected to the Cool-Phase system via a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is specifically designed and optimised by Monodraught’s engineers for this application and it is integrated within the Cool-phase units. The heat pump can therefore channel chilled or hot water to the heat exchanger inside the Cool-phase
system. The heat exchanger works in conjunction with the Cool-phase’s existing recirculation unit, allowing
air to be supplied to the room or to charge the thermal batteries (PCM), depending on the requirements at a given time.

 

Why choose Cool-phase?
Very low running costs.
Highly energy efficient system.
Long Life and a warranty of 5 years.
Modular, scalable and adaptable design.
Creates a healthy and productive environment.
Emission savings and carbon reductions offering BREEAM credits.
Demand control ventilation enhances energy efficiency.
Environmentally friendly and sustainable solution.

Why choose Cool-phase Hybrid?
Added Benefits of the Hybrid System

Precise Temperature Control:This new system allows for more precise room temperature control as it will have the capacity required to achieve a set point temperature with consistency.

Capacity to Achieve Set Point Temperature with Consistency: In cooling mode, the thermal batteries are charged during the night when the temperature drops down. However, during certain times in the summer period, the temperature at night, especially around relatively warm buildings, cannot drop below a certain point and allow for the batteries to be charged. In such cases, the Cool-phase Hybrid system can utilise the heat pump to charge the thermal batteries, by allowing cold air to pass through them.

Charging of the Thermal Batteries when External Conditions Will Not Allow: The same principle applies during the heat recovery mode. If the inside of the building is not warm enough to provide enough heat to the batteries, the heat pump can supply air to the thermal batteries in order to fully charge them.

Provide Direct Heating or Cooling when the Thermal Batteries Run Out of Capacity: In the case that the thermal batteries run out of capacity, the new system will have the capability to cool or heat the room directly by supplying air at the required temperature.

Reduce the Number of Cool-Phase Units Required for an Application: The new system will allow the amount of Cool-phase units required for a given application to be reduced.

Support of Multiple Cool-Phase Systems: Capability of supporting multiple Cool-Phase Hybrid systems with one heat pump (Depending on heat pump capacity: 5kW-7kW).
Keeps running costs and CO2 emissions to a minimum.