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Hamilton Gymnastics Club

Commercial Infrared Heating

Hamilton Gymnastics Club

Renowned Hamilton Gymnastics Club, one of the largest in Scotland, runs classes within numerous sporting centres in South Lanarkshire, with the most recent addition being a purpose-designed facility at Blantyre Industrial Estate.

Starting life with only a handful of children in 2007, the club’s membership has now grown to 1,200. To support continued growth, a shell core unit of 15,000 sq ft has now been transformed into a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility.

The new premises were carefully designed and laid out to incorporate a range of specialist equipment ensuring the best possible opportunity for enthusiastic gymnasts, allowing everyone from pre-schoolers and teenagers to adults to progress with their artistic and acrobatic gymnastics.

Assessment and Recommendation

Hamilton Gymnastics Club contacted GoSustainable in July 2017 to discuss a full infrared heating design and installation for their new premises.

Following discussions and site survey, our range of Tansun Apollo Quartz Infrared Heaters were identified as the best solution throughout the premises. Each heater offers the benefit of direct heat in the areas required with next to no heat loss to the air, an important factor in a building of significant size and industrial construction. The heaters can also be switched individually or in specific zones to meet the needs of the club.

GoSustainable then completed a full heating design for the entire gymnastics floor and viewing galleries. A total of 34 Apollo three phase 4.5kW heaters and 18 Apollo single phase 1.5kW heaters were required to heat key areas throughout the premises. Heaters would be controlled via localised switches for individual zones allowing for control of heating in areas only when and where required, reducing unnecessary energy consumption.

Implementation

In November 2017, GoSustainable completed a full heating installation for Hamilton Gymnastics Club.

Tansun Quartz Infrared Heaters were installed throughout the facility. New 3 phase distribution boards were installed in each area with 100 amp incomer and 4 x 32amp MCB’s. Suitable cabling was installed to each heater location with adaptable connection boxes. Heaters were mounted around the perimeter walls with bespoke mounting brackets and suspended from stainless steel wire and gripple fixings in the central floor areas ensuring even distribution of heat where required.

Hamilton Gymnastics Infrared Heating

Benefits

The key benefits of the Tansun Infrared Heating installation is instantaneous and targeted heating of areas as and when required. 96% of energy consumed is direct heat radiation with heat being directed to the person(s) and objects below with next to no heat lost to the air. Heaters can be powered on as and when they are required without the need to heat the entire building with massive heat loss, reducing energy consumption.

Tansun heaters are also virtually maintenance free, easy to install and are exceptionally reliable, perfect for heating large spaces or hard to heat areas.

“GoSustainable were really easy to work with and very much worked around us to avoid disruption to the day to day operations of the club. We are delighted with our new heating system!”

Ruth Gibson, Head Coach
Hamilton Gymnastics

“When we took over the building, it had absolutely no heating and we had no real idea of what type of heating system would work best.  What we did know, however, was that we needed the hall to be comfortable for the gymnasts but also for spectators.  By their very nature, gymnastic sessions and competitions in particular involve a lot of waiting around and we have to ensure that all participants and their families are comfortable.  In addition, we needed heating which could be tailored to different areas of the hall, and sometimes the foyer too, to avoid both financial and environmental wastage.

“Following some advice from  Zero Waste Scotland, we decided to approach GoSustainable to identify the best solution for our needs.  They were very quick to respond and, after a site visit, pinpointed the best heating system for us. We liked the fact that we don’t have to heat the entire space but can focus on the areas being used, zoning them off with easily operated controls. Other clubs have since commented on how cosy and welcoming our gym is, even one day when it was minus 6 degrees outside!

“On a practical level, GoSustainable were really easy to work with and very much worked around us to avoid disruption to the day to day operations of the club. We are delighted with our new heating system!”

Ruth Gibson, Head Coach, Hamilton Gymnastics