Semi-Instantaneous Hot Water Solution for £30m Mansion Refurbishment in Cheshire

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and delivered two high performance 450 litre PLATEflows semi-instantaneous hot water storage solution for an 8 bedroom, 25,000 sq ft luxury home in Cheshire.
Working closely with the consultant and contractor, McDonald Engineers Technical Sales Team designed a solution which was capable of delivering a staggering 4500 litres of hot water per hour.
In addition to the 8 bedrooms, the luxurious property also features an indoor swimming pool and spa as well as 3 separate cottages on the 141-acre estate.
McDonald Engineers UK’s design team developed a solution which used two cylinders, each measuring a 1750 x 600mm shell size with 50mm insulation and galvanised cladding supplied separately to be fitted on site due to narrow access to boiler room.
To ensure the guests would never run out of hot water, McDonald Engineers’ solution incorporated a 116kW Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger which provided semi-instantaneous hot water to facilitate the core water demands. The two buffer vessels only being called upon during peak periods of demand.
And to ensure the facilities team could carry out regular inspections and essential maintenance, the solution also featured a 250mm inspection manhole and cover.
McDonald Engineers UK’s Sales Manager, David Stewart, explained “Luxury homes demand a unique approach when it comes to designing their hot water storage requirements. Standard units rarely come up to scratch – especially with refurbishment projects like this one where the cylinder must be located in a certain area and where the access may be limited.”
He continued, “We specialise in developing bespoke hot water storage solutions for high end properties which ensure the water demands of the homeowners and their guests are met as well as being both energy efficient and cost effective. The temptation is always to just incorporate the biggest cylinder possible, however this can be extremely inefficient and result in very slow recovery times.”