Gas Purge Gatwick South Terminal

CH Systems was commissioned to purge the gas main that previously served the McDonald’s restaurant in the South Terminal at Gatwick Airport. The gas pipe ran about 30m in length and upon completion of the work, we were able to issue the necessary certification of safety.


Could Smart Heating Technology save your small business money?

Word on the street is: consumers are demanding greater control from their heating system. In a recent survey by the Energy Saving Trust (EST), nearly half of UK homeowners say they’re keen to invest in intelligent thermostats. The consumer-habits study also revealed that:

    A fifth of all householders find their existing heating system ‘very difficult’ to control

  • A quarter say their system is old and inefficient.
  • A quarter of householders would invest in a secondary heating system because their existing thermostat is too cumbersome to understand.
  • 40 per cent of householders say they are planning to install new heating controls in the long-term.

The question is – how do these findings relate to your small business? Do you find your heating systems cumbersome, confusing and difficult to manage? Intelligent, or ‘smart,’ thermostats are a current trend in homeownership but if you’re the keeper of a High Street store, a hairdresser or perhaps a beauty salon (and the like) – the stats could be of interest to you.

The survey highlighted the growth in smartphones and app-based technology, which has created a new demand for boilers that can be controlled via mobile devices. Others seek systems that offer greater level of manual control, such as timers, valves and thermostats – as reported by

The typical problem with heating is that it’s either on or off – with no way to determine the temperature a home or office is heated to. If you could control this; if you could have increased command over your work-place thermostat, do you think that you’d spend less on energy?

The consumer insights offered by the EST are a great source of information and education, and could help you achieve an energy-efficient business with minimum effort and fuss.

If you’d like further information, feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or


Hastings Pier

The team at CH Systems is proud to have contributed to the restoration work done on the Hastings Pier, which has now opened to the public.

The pier is a grade II listed Victorian landmark that was originally built in 1872 and was severely damaged by fire in 2010. We were commissioned to ‘fit out’ the visitor’s centre and all the Below Deck Services at Hastings Pier, which included the installation of an Air Source Heat Pump to provide the heating and hot water within the visitor’s centre.

The project was completed successfully by our team while making sure to take caution at all times.

You can find out more information on the pier by visiting their website on

(We visited the site last week for a follow up inspection and we couldn’t help but take a few photographs of this beautiful space that is going to be visited by thousands of visitors every week.)