Hot Water Cylinder News

McDonald Engineers to Launch Rectangular Hot Water Tanks

McDonald Engineers has announced that it is to launch a range of rectangular hot water tanks following the appointment of Doug Rodgerson who has joined the company from Elson Hot Water. The appointment follows Elson Hot Water’s decision to move out of the rectangular hot water copper tank market after many years of producing high quality units. McDonald Engineer’s CUBEflow range of rectangular copper tanks will be available in a range of direct, indirect and thermal stores with full production beginning early 2012.

Vacancy within the McDonald Engineers Technical Sales Team

McDonald Engineers would like to wish Daniel Morgan all the very best of luck as he leaves the company to embark upon a university degree. His departure means that there is currently a vacancy within the Technical Sales Team at McDonald Engineers based in Glenrothes Fife. Anyone who is interested in applying for this position should contact us as soon as possible on 01592 611123 or email their C.V. to

Copper Cylinder Spares

A supplier recently mentioned how he’d put a generic toner into his Canon branded fax machine and consequently broke it – unfortunately, that is the risk you take when you use non genuine parts and it can prove costly. The same applies when sourcing spare parts for McDonald Engineer Hot Water Cylinders. We strongly recommend using only genuine McDonald Engineers replacement parts for our hot water cylinders to ensure that your system continues to operate efficiently.

POWERflow Unvented Installation Course

Save the date! Wed 16th November - POWERflow Unvented Installation Course Held at our factory in Glenrothes in conjunction with 1st Class Gas Training and Assessment, the course will last for one day and include

Pembleton Enthusiasts tap into McDonald Engineers Copper Capabilities

McDonald Engineers has demonstrated its expertise in bespoke copper products by manufacturing a 500mm spun cylinder top for fitting to a Pembleton car. Whilst more renowned for the fabrication of high quality copper hot water cylinders, it is not unusual for the company to be asked to create copper products and components for purposes other than plumbing.

Fife Family Business Introduces its Third Generation

Glenrothes based manufacturers of hot water cylinders, McDonald Engineers, has demonstrated that family businesses can continue to deliver success over the long term by welcoming its 3rd generation to the business.

David Stewart, son of Managing Director Bill Stewart, nephew of Sales Director, Jamie Stewart and grandson of previous owner Mr Stewart, has joined the company’s technical sales office after a period on the shop floor where he experienced a thorough introduction to the manufacturing process of hot water cylinders.

A top class cylinder for the world class National Library of Scotland

A top class cylinder for the world class National Library of Scotland

McDonald Engineers can now claim their POWERflow unvented cylinder is in a national institution following a recent project which saw one if its commercial grade cylinders being installed in the National Library of Scotland.

The POWERflow was installed as part of a routine maintenance programme and due to the height of the building, Scotland’s largest library required a 4 bar working pressure copper cylinder manufactured to their exact specification.

McDonald Engineers Supply Edinburgh’s Newest Hotel

McDonald Engineers has demonstrated its expertise in the hotel and leisure sector by installing its POWERflow commercial cylinders in Edinburgh’s newest hotel. Situated in the Bruntsfield area of the city, The Links Hotel, has just undergone a major refurbishment spending in excess of £1million pounds with all 22 of the rooms undergoing a complete transformation. And with such a large investment, owners Kingdom Hotels were determined to install a quality hot water system that would meet its exemplary standard of quality.

World Heritage Site calls upon McDonald Engineers

McDonald Engineers has added World Heritage Site and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace, to its growing portfolio of clients with the installation of a number of their ECOflow heat pump cylinders. Designed specifically to work with heat pumps, the ECOflow is quickly becoming increasingly popular in both the commercial and residential sector.

UK Schools Opt for Copper Calorifiers from McDonald Engineers

As many firms looks to wind down for the summer period, McDonald Engineers is gearing up for one of its busiest periods of the year for commercial calorifiers, as schools across the UK begin their maintenance programmes during the school holidays.

The rigorous demands placed on a school’s hot water system demands a high capacity calorifier that is both reliable and efficient.

However, add in the heightened awareness of potential health issues in the public sector and copper calorifiers are becoming the perfect solution.