The new Harold Hill Library, based in the eastern arcade of the Hilldene shopping centre, off Farnham Road, is now open to the public. The new state-of-the-art building opened on Monday 5th September 2016 with lots of new faces and members in attendance. The library is bigger than the previous 1950s building and offers local residents contemporary facilities including 19 new public access PCs and a meeting room available for hire with seating for approximately 50 people with a smart TV.
Harold Hill Library
|CLIENT||Harold Hill Library, Romford|
|INSTALLATION DATE||April 2016|
Underfloor heating was the preferred heating solution for this project, and Ambiente were proud to be selected to design and supply the system. Not only did this create the most comfortable method of heating for the building users, but also gave complete design flexibility and allowed the available wall space to be maximised for shelves and desking.
Our AmbiClip system was selected for this project, with the pipework stapled onto the insulation layer, and then the screed laid on top of this. The cliprails allowed the installer to accurately achieve consistent pipe spacing, especially through the large open library area.
The system is controlled by Ambiente DS-SB set-back dial thermostats. These thermostats are an easy to use dial thermostat, while also incorporating a night set-back function. This means that in an ‘off’ period (i.e. when heating requirement is met), instead of switching the system off completely, it just drops back by four degrees. This ensures that there is always some heat in the system, albeit at a reduced level and makes for a much more efficient heating pattern.