AIANO is especially well known for the beautiful window guards we have been hand crafting for churches for the last 157 years. However, AIANO provides a wealth of other products and services for churches. We are frequently approached by churches to provide tubular heater guards and pipe guards for underneath and behind pews. Sometimes our standard tubular heater guards are suitable without modification. Sometimes, for heating pipes in particular, we provide guards with bespoke shapes and fixings.
For St Botolph’s church in Northampton, AIANO assisted the church to identify and refine its own requirements, and then we manufactured the pipe guards. However, AIANO can also provide a full end to end service comprising the initial site survey, manufacture of the guards and then installation service. At All Saints Church in Wickham St Paul, as well as manufacturing the guards, AIANO also installed the guards.
St Botolph’s church, Church Brampton
The church of St. Botolph, Church Brampton, in Northamptonshire dates back to the 14th century with 19th century additions. The church is a grade II listed building.
The churchwarden of St. Botolph’s approached Aiano’s after a child was burned on exposed heating pipes that ran along the pews in the church. He knew the pipes needed guards but was unsure how to specify the church’s safety requirements.
After conversations with the churchwarden and studying photographs of the pipe work, Aiano’s was able to suggest a specification for the guards which the church then able to verify.
In order to better blend in with the church interior and to be less conspicuous, we suggested that the guards should be powder coated black.
The church was anxious to get the guards installed before the busy Christmas festivities. Aiano’s was able to manufacture and ship the guards within two weeks and in plenty of time of installation before Christmas.
St Botolph’s churchwarden writes to ‘say thanks for the guards they arrived safely and we have been busy fitting them. They look good and you have received a lot of compliments.’ They were so pleased that in the New Year they ordered more guards in order to complete the pipe protection in the church.
AIANO bespoke services
Aiano’s offers a bespoke service, manufacturing guards for churches to meet their specific needs. Our expertise helps us find the best solution to ensure health and safety protection in environments where the pipes and radiators are often entirely non-standard and buildings have particular constraints.
If you have special requirements, do not hesitate to contact us for a quotation. We can make guards to all sizes and requirements. Please call Scott or Gokay on 020 7987 1184 or email us if you would like to discuss your requirements, or for further information or advice on AIANO guards.