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Architectural heritage site, Suffolk

Systems ‘under wraps’ for Suffolk architectural heritage site

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New technology and heritage architecture don’t always mix easily – but a neat solution from Daikin enabled a Suffolk air conditioning installer to get the balance just right.

The challenge for Bury St Edmunds-based Acorn Air Conditioning and Refrigeration arose when an outdated split system serving the offices of a local consultancy firm needed replacing.

Systems ‘under wraps’ for Suff olk architectural heritage site

The offices are part of a multi-tenanted, repurposed school building, dating from the early 1900s. The solution involved low-GWP R32 solutions from Daikin’s Split and Sky Air ranges – with bespoke treatment of the outdoor units to make them more appropriate for their nearly 120-year-old surroundings.

“Daikin sent us some sample patterns, we chose the best match, placed the order … and the ‘brick’ units arrived ready for the wall.”

Hayley Nunn - director Acorn

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Acorn decided to put Daikin’s wrapping service to the test. The outdoor units – including the four installed elsewhere on the property – have been wrapped in vinyl sheeting printed with a brick pattern closely resembling the old brickwork behind them.

Daikin DX Product Manager Martin Passingham says: “Our systems are designed to look good in most cases, but we know that some circumstances necessitate special treatment. In addition to our standard colour, we can meet virtually any other coating requirement from an infi nite range of colours to printed vinyl wraps as at Bury St Edmunds.”

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