Water tank installation

The team at CH Systems carried out the installation of two temporary water tanks out of hours this week in a London Hotel, which could not have the water supply off for any sustained period of time.

The existing 4000litre tanks were leaking badly and needed to be replaced. We stripped out the existing tanks, installed new ones and completed all pipework modifications over the course of one evening.

A big thank you to the team for their quick, thorough work and an exemplary product on completion.

Check out the before and after…

Carbon monoxide alarm law change in Scotland could spread through UK

If you’re a commercial property owner anywhere in the UK, you’ll be interested to know that as of October 1 (2013), Scottish building regulations will require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted when a new or replacement boiler or other heating appliance is to be installed in a dwelling and other buildings with bedrooms.

In translation:

If you run a hotel, a care facility, a Bed & Breakfast (or the like) in Scotland, you will be required, by law, to install carbon monoxide alarms when new boilers or gas appliances (heaters, cookers, fires etc.) are fitted in your property.

The aim of the change in legislation is to limit both the number of fatal and non-fatal CO2 related incidents by increasing the number of detectors in Scottish properties.

Combustion heating appliances fuelled by solid fuel, oil or gas can all cause carbon monoxide poisoning. The reports that at least 50 people die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK (many of the deaths avoidable), and there are also plenty who end up in hospital suffering the effects of CO2 poisoning.

The number 50 may not sound like a big deal when considering the 63 million people populating the UK but it’s still 50 too many.

The question is – how long before the rest of the UK toughens up its respective carbon monoxide laws?

Perhaps it’s time to think ahead?

If you were just about to contact your commercial boiler service to organise a heating installation it might be a good idea to get a CO2 alarm installed (if you don’t already have one) at the same time. You could be saving yourself effort (time and money) in the long run and, although the risk is small, in the name of safety it’s the right thing to do.

For more information, feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or

Sources: – “Carbon monoxide alarm law toughened” and the – “Scottish law makes CO alarms mandatory with new boilers.

New combi boiler by Worcester

There is nothing worse than trying to fit a giant boiler into a miniscule space – especially if you’re relying on aesthetic appeal to sell a product or service, like a restaurant or hotel.

Commercial or industrial heating systems also have the penchant for hogging space, and thus encroach on employees’ ability to work efficiently. There’s nothing like moving around a restaurant kitchen whilst playing ‘dodge the boiler’ as you fry a cordon bleu steak.

With this in mind, Worcester has expanded its Greenstar range with the launch of a brand spanking new combi boiler.

Described as one of the smallest boilers on the market, Worcester’s Greenstar CDi Compact measures 690mm x 390mm x 280mm, and is available in outputs of 28kW, 32kW and 36kW. The boiler’s compact size means that there is greater scope for where it can be fitted – in the cupboard, behind the door (out of site out of mind!).

Of course it’s all good and well having a lovely boiler that fits the practical/aesthetic dimensions of a business but the real question is whether it will save money – is it energy-efficient? Worcester says it is!

The combi boiler aims to be high performance with low emissions, and also features a revolutionary ultra-compact heat exchanger, manufactured using cutting-edge technology adopted from the aerospace industry and the military. Said exchanger uses less than 1W of electricity when in standby mode; although that may seem like not such a big deal, the savings will accumulate over time.
It is recommended that the boiler be serviced on a yearly basis (to keep it in good working order) and there is even an optional setting ‘service reminder’ that will help you to remember to call the experts when maintenance is due.

Worcester is currently offering a great deal on the Greenstar CDi Compact; if you buy it before June 2013, it comes with a 5 year guarantee. Bonus!

If you own a small business and are interested in Worcester’s combi boiler, do not hesitate to contact the C H Systems team for more information on 0208 302 8149 or