Project Dragonfly

Poject Dragonfly by CH Systems

CH Systems has been involved in Project Dragonfly, down in Erith, and we recently completed the installation of all pipework in the fourth Ocado Customer Fulfilment centre. The warehouse sits on a circa 40 acre site close to the River Thames. The warehouse unit when complete will have 560,000 sq ft of distribution space with offices totalling 27,857 sq ft. The warehouse unit will have 72 dock and 16 level access doors, and room for 326 cars and 287 HGVs.

Poject Dragonfly by CH Systems in Erith

Within the scope of works we carried out the following:

  • Boiler and plant room pipework installation including 2no Ideal Imax Xtra floor standing condensing boilers and 2no Andrews MAXXflo gas fired water heaters.
  • Within the plant room there was also 4no Air Handling Units which were fed off the heating circuit.
  • All of the heating pipework was installed in Low Carbon Steel Mapress all the way to 108mm OD in excess of 1200 meters.
  • All of the domestic pipework over 2000 meters was installed in Copper Mapress up to and including 54mm.
  • All the second fix of 60 toilets, 6 showers, numerous hand wash basins and 4 squatting toilets.
  • Over 450 meters of Geberit HDPE soil pipe was installed to serve all the waste outlets on site.

Once again we received a large amount of project support from our suppliers, including BSS and Smith Brothers Stores, as well as Geberit who supplied all the pipe fittings across the project.

In summary this was the largest project we have completed to date, and we’d like to thank our team of fitters, as well as the upstream management for their hard work, ensuring this all ran smoothly.

If you’d like further information on our involvement with Project Dragonfly, feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or

Posted on 16 May 2017 under: News, Recent Projects
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139 Kensington High Street, W8

CH Systems recently completed a Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation installation in Kensington, London W8.

We have installed a communal Scuba tank (booster set) provided by Duty point to provide boosted mains water to each of the of 9 apartments.

All of the apartments incorporate Nuaire extraction units for the kitchens/bathrooms & Ariston boilers/water heaters providing the heating and hot water throughout.

All the pipework, for the heating and domestic services, has been installed in Uponor PEx and all the Soil and Waste pipework has been installed in Geberit HDPE, using these materials has given us a system that we can trust and give us a trouble free, high quality installation.





Posted on 7 December 2016 under: Recent Projects
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Commercial Hydronic Systems use Geberit to rebuild the iconic Hastings Pier

The £14m renovation use Gebrerit Mapress and HDPE after seeing the benefits on Geberit’s free training.



Posted on 22 November 2016 under: Recent Projects
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Supermarket boiler upgrade

CH Systems recently assisted in a boiler upgrade for a national supermarket chain. The works included disconnecting and stripping out the 3 Chaffoteaux Flexiflame 420’s that were no longer functional and beyond repair. We installed 3 Ideal Evomax boilers in a Cascade, all the pipework was installed in Geberit Mapress low carbon steel, the flue system was of a “flue dilution” type as this greatly increased the options in terms of siting the replacement boilers.

Within our scope of works we also replaced a number of seized Crane gate valves, re-sited the Primary Grundfos pump, converted the heating system from open vent to a sealed system incorporating a new Pressurisation unit and installation of an expansion vessel.



Posted on 17 November 2016 under: Recent Projects
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Supermarket chiller pipework

CH Systems carried out a repipe on 2 Aermec Chillers at a national supermarket’s online warehouse. The works included remaking both the flow and return pipework in Class “C” ABS, this turned out to be pretty challenging as it was a sunny day and this dramatically accelerated the drying time of the glue. With some good planning and scheduling of the work we managed to complete on time and were able to hand over a leak free installation.


Posted on 9 November 2016 under: Recent Projects
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Mill Farm Hounslow

CH Systems have been on site for 8 weeks working on a new build project in Hounslow. The development comprises of 24 timber frame flats and houses, each incorporating a NuAire MVHR providing the fresh air and extraction, as well as Worcester boilers providing the heating and hot water. All the pipework, for the heating and domestic services, has been installed in Uponor PEx and all the Soil and Waste pipework has been installed in Geberit HDPE, using these materials has given us a system that we can trust and give us a trouble free installation, ensuring the longevity that we require on our works.

We have made extremely good progress on this project as we are currently around 70% complete.


Posted on 31 October 2016 under: Recent Projects
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Covent Garden Boutique Hotel

CH Systems recently completed the mechanical and equipment design on an 18 room boutique hotel in Covent Garden.

The work included a Daikin VRV Air conditioning system providing comfort cooling, a DutyPoint cold water booster pump and tank, Daikin Hydro box providing the domestic hot water, custom designed and modelled smoke shaft achieving all the necessary approvals, provision of specification, coordinated drawings, ongoing consultancy and distribution board schedules.

Our team made sure to complete all works while maintaining a high level of safety on site and ensuring that our client experiences as little inconvenience as possible.


Posted on 21 October 2016 under: Recent Projects
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Domestic re-pipe

We recently carried out the re-pipe of a domestic property in Tonbridge. The systems consisted of 2 Daikin hydro boxes, that had to be moved as part of the refurbishment, as well as the condensers.





Posted on 25 July 2016 under: Recent Projects
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Marlborough Gate Café, Hyde Park

Marlborough Gate Café is a new catering facility in Kensington Gardens between Queen Anne’s Alcove and Marlborough Gate, overlooking the Italian Gardens. This is such an exciting new addition to Hyde Park and we are proud to have been contracted to take care of all the mechanical works on this project.

All work was carried out successfully and we look forward to seeing our work being enjoyed by my.



Posted on 6 July 2016 under: Recent Projects
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Gas Purge Gatwick South Terminal

CH Systems was commissioned to purge out the gas main that used to serve the McDonalds restaurant in the South Terminal at Gatwick Airport. The gas pipe work ran about 30m in length and on completion we were able to issue the necessary certification of safety.


Posted on 24 May 2016 under: Recent Projects
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