Historical buildings are often split into two categories: Grade 1 and Grade 2. Grade 1 properties are of ‘exceptional interest’, and only around 2.5% of listed buildings have this status. Any changes to the features and structure of a Grade 1 building need permission and consent from a specialist, and conservation officers are often unwilling to risk the existing structure.
Repairs and adjustments also require hiring tradesmen with specialist skills and products, and this can be incredibly expensive and stressful. With these challenges in mind, Dutypoint needed to supply a water storage and flow solution that wouldn’t risk the existing structure of the building. This is where the space-saving ScubaTANK® came in — the all-in-one solution that’s perfect for retrofit situations.
The ScubaTANK® is a leading product in the industry that delivers maximum results with minimal hassle. For this project, the impact on the building had to be practically non-existent, and the ScubaTANK® was fitted in a very tight space enclosed by very thick Grade 1 listed castle walls.
The Dutypoint team had to overcome a number of design constraints to produce the ScubaTANK® unit, including featuring an external cover and front-only access.
The ScubaTANK® offers ultra-quiet constant-pressure operation and contains an insulated tank with approximately 1,000 litres of actual storage. The system also features stainless steel multistage submersible pumps, inverter drives and isolation panels with low-level protection and common fault.
The ScubaTANK® external upgrade has insulation upgraded to 50 mm and a GRP cover over the controls.