Boiler plays key role in protecting artefacts

Atag, boilers, space heating

Controlling relative humidity to protect the extensive artefact collection in the Downland Gridshell Building of Weald Down Open Air Museum was a key requirement of the replacement for an inefficient old boiler serving the building’s underfloor heating system. The choice was an Atag Q60S condensing combination boiler.

Guy Viney, manager at Gridshell, said, ‘We needed a boiler with a track record of efficiency, longevity and reliability — with affordable running costs. Guided by our heating engineer Damien Lindley and Robin Osborne from Atag and following testimonials from collages within the heritage industry, we felt confident that Atag would fulfil all these requirements.’

All models in the Q series have three BREEAM points for the energy-saving credentials and low emissions, including NOx below 30 ppm.

The award-winning Downland Gridshell building combines traditional materials and modern technology. It is a lightweight structure on two levels made of oak laths similar in construction to a the fuselage of the Second World War Wellington bomber.

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