Gas Run

With all pipework installed, tested, purged and commissioned, here’s a gas run in 76mm Stainless Steel Xpress that serves a new Lennox Benelux BV AHUAll…

Top tips for running commercial heating in winter

There are three things that make running a heating system in a commercial property tricky and even expensive: the large size of the building in question, the number of people populating the building at any given time and the varying purpose of the building (which may have offices, kitchens, sleeping quarters etc.) all requiring different levels of heat.

As winter approaches, commercial buildings will want to be efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective in their energy use. There are some practical ways to do this:

  • Understand your heating system and how it works, which will inform whether or not the heating system in place suits the size of the property.
  • A thermostat will ensure a consistent temperature, keeping everything comfortable without fiddling with settings all day. Position thermostats carefully – not next to doors or windows – to ensure accurate readings.
  • Use timers to heat rooms only when needed (understanding that different parts of the building will have different heating requirements), which will ensure the correct temperature in each room.
  • Service boilers annually so as to ensure optimal functioning.
  • Eliminate draughts! Up to 15 per cent of energy lost from a building escapes through gaps in doors and windows, which equates to up to 15 per cent of the money spent on heating going out the door.
  • Use natural resources to heat the premises – like sunlight (big windows, open blinds) and close blinds to keep heat in when sun has gone down.
  • Partition a big office space into smaller spaces to deflect and capture heat.
  • One system may not be the best option for a multipurpose building, in which case a range of smaller systems might work better. Installation could be expensive but cheaper in the long-term.

Above all else, system maintenance is essential! For all your energy related questions, feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or


Plumbing work

Previously an office block that has been stripped back completely to be converted to a number of residential dwellings, the team at CH Systems spent a week onsite in Watford fixing the communal heating and cold water main. Check it out…

Gas Run – Supermarket Chain

The team at CH Systems carried out an 80 meter gas run for a national Supermarket chain in order to feed temporary boilers serving the building whilst works are carried out to the existing plant on site. Have a look at the final product: installed, tested, purged and ready for use…

Pipework – National Retailer

Working onsite in Victoria for a national retailer, the team at CH Systems was responsible for piping three floors of Fan Coils, which we achieved by forming a supplementary plant room on the top floor to provide hydraulic separation from the existing landlord’s supply on the Heating and Chilled systems.

This was certainly one of the more challenging products (with regard to time pressure) we’ve completed but our Engineers have moved along at a phenomenal pace and kept within the allocated schedule, even finishing early on one of the floors. Have a look at the results…

Plantroom – White City

The Plantroom that the CH Systems team has been working on in the BBC’s former home at White City has now been completed and commissioned. This serves a three-screen cinema, bar area, multiple toilet blocks and a back-of-house area.

Have a look at the final product…

Gas Pipework Installation

The team at CH Systems carried out a a small Gas Pipework installation in Tonbridge For Scarab Sweepers; an interesting site to work at with lots of fabrication of their product going on in house including powder coating, welding and assembly.

Great to see British industry operating at this level!