Oakwood House, a huge and beautiful Victorian mansion house turned hotel is currently undergoing a huge renovation. This very large old property will now be a multi-purpose facility for Kent County Council. We were asked to perform a gas system upgrade.
Working around the GTCI construction team and mindful of the building’s age, we carried out extensive pipe replacements throughout the many buildings that make up the site. This involved upgrading the gas main to a larger size of 88.9mm stainless steel crimped pipe. This feeds no fewer than 7 new Remeha boilers in 3 boiler rooms located on the basement, ground floor and roof.
In addition to the gas pipe work, new hot and cold water mains were installed, replacing the old system and connecting to multiple toilet blocks, plus a new Hamworthy Powerstock hot water cylinder.
Waste system repairs involved a CCTV survey of the existing drains and extensive repairs to the waste system were carried out with several alterations made along the way.
As part of the heating upgrade 137 new radiators and 8 fan convector heaters are being installed. The radiators are joined to the flow and return pipe system, flushed, filled and tested.
This project is still ongoing at time of publication, with an expected completion date of December 2022.