Keen to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the Dogs Trust had commissioned a survey on their building. The report identified improvements that could be made to the building fabric, lighting, cooling and heating. The Dogs Trust Facilities Manger then contacted us following a recommendation from one of our clients, Age UK.
The client brief was to replace the lighting, windows and air conditioning systems within the top floor of the building.
We suggested replacing the 32 rittal windows with efficient double glazed aluminium units, replacing existing fluorescent lighting with New LED Flat Panel units (over 100 fittings in total) and replacing the existing AC units with Smart Inverter Controlled Units which Heat & Cool.
Our site meeting revealed that the rendering surrounding the windows was also in a poor condition and was starting to break down. It therefore made sense, whilst we had permanent scaffolding in place, to carry out the rendering repairs at the same time as replacing the windows.
Having had our proposal and quotation approved by The Dogs Trust, It was agreed to carry out the works over three phases:
Erection of scaffold
Replacement of windows and blinds
The scale of the work and the necessity for scaffolding meant that planning permission and street licences were required. Assisting Dogs Trust throughout this process, we received approval from The Local Authority and Transport for London.
All of the works were completed on time and within budget, with significant improvements having been made to the working environment, meeting not only the original energy strategy objectives but also exceeding client expectations.