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Water Pressure Problems Fixed First Time

Water pressure problems persisted and bothered the guests and staff on a regular basis at this location. Luckily, Hi-Tech were there, with innovative solutions to fix the problems first time!

Winstons is a very popular night spot and hotel, and a busy student site in Southampton. It’s not too long ago you might’ve struggled to get any water out of this venue, let alone a shower! It traded for years with frequent water supply and pressure issues impacting the whole property. Many contractors have tried a number of solutions in an attempt to rectify the problems. But none of them were Hi-Tech Property Services.

Years of Problems End Now

A typical approach for a property of this nature would consist of bulk water storage and variable speed pumps. That had likely been the approach of a few of the previous contractors. However, at Hi-Tech, our designers prefer to stay away from mechanical systems which create additional failure points. 

Instead, one of our in-house designers completed a design survey and ascertained that in fact the design flow rate they were proposing wasn’t too dissimilar from the existing flow rate into the property and had decent pressure. This allowed us to take a closer look than anyone had before and try to ascertain the true problem at this property.

Years of Problems End Now

A typical approach for a property of this nature would consist of bulk water storage and variable speed pumps. That had likely been the approach of a few of the previous contractors. However, at Hi-Tech, our designers prefer to stay away from mechanical systems which create additional failure points.

Instead, one of our in-house designers completed a design survey and ascertained that in fact the design flow rate they were proposing wasn’t too dissimilar from the existing flow rate into the property and had decent pressure. This allowed us to take a closer look than anyone had before and try to ascertain the true problem at this property.

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The problem didn’t lie with the pump or the flow rate – so no need for expensive pump sets! The root cause was traced back to years of piecemeal additions and undersized pipework. With this understanding, we proposed a phased approach to address the issues effectively;

Phase 1 involved upgrading pipework from the boundary stopcock into the cellar, replacing the incoming main with 35mm Mappress Copper pipe. We would then install a Potable Expansion vessel and reroute mains cold water and tank-fed services on the ground floor. This, among a few other measures.

While Phase 2 and Phase 3 were outlined for potential future needs, they weren’t necessary at this stage as Phase 1 sufficed! The meticulous calculations and implementation proved successful, leading to a satisfied client without unnecessary expenditure on an over-specified system.

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The problem didn’t lie with the pump or the flow rate – so no need for expensive pump sets! The root cause was traced back to years of piecemeal additions and undersized pipework. With this understanding, we proposed a phased approach to address the issues effectively;

Phase 1 involved upgrading pipework from the boundary stopcock into the cellar, replacing the incoming main with 35mm Mappress Copper pipe. We would then install a Potable Expansion vessel and reroute mains cold water and tank-fed services on the ground floor. This, among a few other measures.

While Phase 2 and Phase 3 were outlined for potential future needs, they weren’t necessary at this stage as Phase 1 sufficed! The meticulous calculations and implementation proved successful, leading to a satisfied client without unnecessary expenditure on an over-specified system.

The successful completion of Phase 1 resolved the longstanding water supply and pressure issues. From that point forward, Winstons in Southampton could operate smoothly without disruption. In conclusion, our innovative, tailored approach and attention to detail resulted in a cost-effective solution that met the client’s needs. A success story worth celebrating!

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Starting a new construction project, want more information on our PPM services, or perhaps just looking for a handyman for your commercial property?

Call 01329 287 626 7am – 5pm Monday – Friday for a conversation with someone straight away, or email us at enquiries@hi-techproperties.co.uk 

Let’s start a conversation

Starting a new construction project, want more information on our PPM services, or perhaps just looking for a handyman for your commercial property?

Call 01329 287 626 7am – 5pm Monday – Friday for a conversation with someone straight away, or email us at enquiries@hi-techproperties.co.uk