Aiano bespoke heater guard in Hanover Primary School, Islington.

Aiano Projects in Schools

AIANO has carried out a wide range of projects for bespoke heater guards and light guards for schools over the years, including special suspended ceiling light guards for the George Mitchell School in Leyton and fascia-mounted floodlight guards for pole-mounted floodlights at the new George Carey Church of England Primary School  which opened in September 2011 at the heart of the new and growing Barking Riverside development

AIANO also stocks a wide range of guards for popular makes of heater as well as many other types of wire mesh guard for health and safety purposes

Hanover Primary School in Islington, London. The grade 2 listed building was completed in 1932

Hanover Primary School in Islington, London. The grade 2 listed building was completed in 1932

Hanover Primary School Islington

AIANO manufactured and installed guards for Hanover Primary School which is based in a Grade 2 listed building just off the Regent’s canal in the North London borough of Islington. The original school building was completed in 1877. The school was built as a result of the 1870 Education Act which led to the creation of the London School Board. It was the first attempt to ensure universal education in this country. The design of the school was in the traditional ‘three decker’ design, with infant classrooms on the bottom floor and older children taught on the floors above.

A roof top play area was also included in the design, as space was at a premium on the site. The original site was demolished due to land subsidence deriving from its position next to the canal.  The new building was completed in 1932 slightly to the west of the original site. The new school was in the same multi level design; however changes were made in the design to allow for increased light ventilation to improve learning conditions.

Bespoke Heater Guards

AIANO Classic bespoke radiator guard in a classroom at Hanover Primary School. The clearance on the radiator guard ensures that they are finger safe

AIANO Classic bespoke radiator guard in a classroom at Hanover Primary School. The clearance on the radiator guard ensures that they are finger safe

The school required a number of bespoke heater guards as, left unguarded, their radiators presented a health and safety hazard. Through working with the contractor for the project Building Services Management Ltd, AIANO was able to compile accurate measurements and photographs of the radiators in order to design the radiator guards.

The radiators presented a number of design challenges as there were central heating pipes on the radiators which needed cut outs to allow the guards to fit over them. Skirting boards were also present so AIANO ensured that the cut outs from the bottom pipe extended to the floor on the right hand side of the guard, and on the left side a cut out was made in the guard to allow it to fit around the skirting board. As a result, the perfect bespoke heater guards were manufactured.

AIANO guard installation service

In some cases AIANO customers do not feel confident in measuring their radiators. This is often the case when there are a number of features in the environment which create complications such as piping, shelving and windowsills. Furthermore our customers often prefer the services of an experienced installer to ensure the guards are installed correctly. In such cases AIANO are able to offer site services to our customers including a full site survey and installation.

An AIANO engineer can deliver the guards on a day that is convenient to the customer and install them. This allows AIANO customers to minimise the disruption caused when having guards installed. This is especially important in schools where the radiators are going in classrooms which are in use for the majority of the day.

Full service solution

AIANO bespoke heater guards being installed by one of our technicians. Aiano can offer a variety of site services upon request

AIANO bespoke heater guards being installed by one of our technicians. Aiano can offer a variety of site services upon request

As well as our guard installation service, some customers make use of an AIANO guard site survey to measure up their specific requirements. This is especially useful in cases where the customer has non standard requirements and is not confident of providing accurate measurements themselves. In such cases, AIANO is able to offer a complete service including site survey, guard manufacture and guard installation.

AIANO bespoke solutions

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 heater guards.

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