Giacomini underfloor heating is part of refurbishment of Dundee art gallery and museum
As part of the largest refurbishment in the 138-year history of the McManus art galley and museum in Dundee, a Giacomini underfloor heating system has been installed throughout the galleries. It forms a major part of a hybrid heating system, which includes staff areas with conventional radiators and hot-water services — all supplied by two high-efficiency Hamworthy boilers.
To maintain the integrity of this Gothic Revival building, a ‘joisted’ underfloor heating system was chosen. It covers an area of 1463 m2 and comprises aluminium diffusion plates grooved to take 16 mm PB pipe for efficient heat distribution. Mixing manifolds to supply water for underfloor heating circuits at 50°C are controlled by Giacomini room thermostats.
Jaydee Heating of Dundee installed the heating. Contracts manager John Diplexcito says, ‘Giacomini underfloor heating provided the ideal solution, with comfortable and even heat distribution throughout the galleries. This was a key requirement of the system and of particular importance where valuable and irreplaceable works of art are on display, as well as for the general comfort of visitors.’