Ideal Heat Solutions was approached by a contractor who was undertaking a larger renovation and extension project at well established private school in Hertfordshire. The contractor required two temporary boilers to keep the School’s existing services operational whilst the project was being undertaken.


The permanent boiler house position was being relocated during the works so the client required two temporary boilers to keep two separate blocks of the schools supplied with heating and hot water for 12 months.

A site meeting was conducted with the client and the school representatives to specify and establish the scope of works, which consisted of:

  • Defining the kW capacity of the boilers required
  • Establish logistical requirements
  • Delivery and installation time scales
  • Boiler locations
  • Connections required
  • Flue route

The key stakeholders involved in the project required a detailed report, confirming the project’s scope of work and timescales. Ideal Heat Solutions was then awarded the contract to supply 2 no temporary boilers for a period of 12 months.

The Technical Part

The two gas fired boilers that were specified were a 500kW and a 1.2MW LTHW packaged boiler, both of which were required for heating and hot water. Once the boilers locations were agreed, the pipework routes were then drawn up and the contractor undertook the work to run the gas supply and flow and returns to the temporary boilers locations.

Due to the position of the 1.2MW boiler, the boiler’s flue would have been pluming too near an opening window, so the school requested a custom flue to be designed and installed to overcome this issue. Ideal Heat Solutions were responsible for delivering and overseeing the installation of the custom flue to allow the flue to exit above the building.

There was a 4-week timescale from survey to installation for both Ideal Heat Solutions and the main contractor to complete the works – prior to the school opening for the new term. Due to excellent communication between the contractor, the school and Ideal Heat Solutions, the project was completed within the required timescale.

Once the boilers were commissioned, Ideal Heat Solutions implemented the BMS two way telemetry to allow our control’s team to monitor the boiler’s operation and performance remotely.

“Due to the complicated nature of this project and strict timescales, it was vital that the Ideal Heat team was in constant communication with the contractor and school. This ensured that everything was in place to allow for the commissioning of the temporary boilers, and to ensure the school was fully functionally prior to the students returning. Our commitment to providing our clients with an exemplary, well-organised service, has resulted in another successful project completed.”

Jamie Ross-Davies
Sales Director – Ideal Heat Solutions