Tubman Heating moving clients into a carbon neutral future

As part of the New Zealand Government’s plan for a carbon neutral public sector by 2025, Bayswater School reached out to Tubman Heating for more sustainable and eco-friendly heating options to replace their old diesel fired boiler which dated back to when the school was opened in the 1960s. 

Commercial Diesel Boiler
Old 1960's Boiler
Pellet Boiler & Pellet Storage Hopper
New ÖkoFEN 64kW Pellet Boiler & hopper

As approved installers of ÖkoFEN boilers with the Ministry of Education and in partnership with Apricus, the NZ agents of ÖkoFEN, the Tubman Team decommissioned and removed the old diesel boiler and replaced it with a new 64kW pellet boiler and 6 tonne pellet storage hopper. Our Design Engineer and Project Installations Team meticulously prepared for the installation which avoided any major issues or delays. Any onsite technical issues were resolved timeously and effectively. In addition to the new pellet burner and storage hopper installation, the boiler room was gutted and refurbished.

Diesel Boiler
Before refurbishment
After refurbishment

The ÖkoFEN 64kW Pellet Boiler is relatively new to the market and becoming increasingly popular with schools due to the new government restrictions on fossil fuel use in the public sector. The pellets are conveniently delivered by a blower truck into the pellet storage hopper, so there is zero manual handling required. The pellet storage hopper will last the entire heating season for Bayswater School. Most importantly the boiler is cost efficient too, the operating cost is approximately 7c/kWH which is significantly less than the current cost of electricity in Auckland and on par with the current cost of natural gas.

Feedback from Bayswater School

“Bayswater School is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to have such a boiler installed. As a Green-Gold Enviroschool we are proud to encourage care of our environment through the Bayswater School Care Code. The installation of the pellet boiler fits in perfectly with that ethos. We would like to thank Tubmans for making it an easy and efficient process including the installation, the refurbishment of the boiler room and follow-up checks. It is working a treat” 

– Marianne Coldham, Acting Principal Tumuaki Tuarua

Oventrop valves & accessories available at Tubman Heating

Tubman Heating Limited is an authorised distributor for Oventrop products in New Zealand.

We supply, install, commission and maintain a large range of valves and controls for your heating or cooling system needs.

Oventrop is a leading European manufacturer of valves and controls for the building services industry since its establishment as a foundry in 1851 and has continued to focus on innovation/quality in its manufacturing and facilities.

Oventrop offers a full line of thermostatic radiator valves and controls, pressure independent control valves, and hydronic balancing valves. Consultants, contractors, and industry trust and recognise Oventrop for its quality products and expert partnership.

For more information, please view our range of Oventrop valves, thermostats, and other accessories, or contact our sales team on 04 939 4334

 

Oventrop products for heating systems NZ

Extended lead times for parts & products sourced from overseas

We are currently experiencing delays with sourcing products & parts from overseas. This is primarily due to COVID-related disruptions to global shipping lines, compounded with congestion at key New Zealand ports.

As a result we are seeing delays of up to 4 – 6 weeks to source parts from our European suppliers.

Our customers rely on us to keep their operations running smoothly. We work across a range of different heating system formats, so jobs often require highly specific parts. At first instance we may have your part in stock at a local Tubman Heating branch. If not, we will need to source the part from overseas.

If you’re experiencing any issues with your system, we encourage you to contact us as early as possible so that we can order any required parts sooner than later and minimise disruption to your business.

Please call us on one of the following numbers if you need our assistance:

Or email philip.vanpelt@tubman.co.nz

Christmas & NY 2020 – opening hours

Christmas 2020 opening hours

Happy Holidays from the team at Tubman Heating.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you in 2021 and beyond!

ALL BRANCHES ARE OPEN 24/7 FOR BREAKDOWNS AND SERVICE CALLS THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY PERIOD

Auckland09 444 5076
Hamilton07 838 3080
Wellington04 939 4334

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Office Hours:

Auckland:
Closing Thursday 24th December – 2pm
Opening Tuesday 5th January – 8am

Hamilton:
Closing Thursday 24th December – 2pm
Opening Tuesday 5th January – 8am

Wellington:
Closed only on statutory holidays and weekends.

Tubman Heating achieves 5-star IMPAC prequalification mark

Tubman Heating Limited believes that its workers, employees or contractors, should not be harmed due to any process undertaken on behalf of the company. To achieve this, we have developed a comprehensive system of processes designed to keep our workers free from harm.

To test the voracity of our systems, we have undertaken prequalification via IMPAC, a world-class provider of workplace health and safety solutions. IMPAC helps businesses to improve their systems and processes surrounding health & safety and compliance.  They provide a full range of health and safety services — consulting and advice, training, safety management software, and contractor pre-qualification.

Over recent years we have managed to improve our IMPAC prequalification mark from 40% to 90%.

One of the primary aims of any business is to keep its workers safe. The owners of Tubman Heating are proud to announce that recently the business achieved 5 stars in the Prequalification Safety Audit completed by IMPAC, the highest possible ranking.  This means that we have put in place the necessary steps to reduce harm from any tasks undertaken by our workers.

We want our staff, contractors, sub-contractors, clients, suppliers and visitors to go home at the end of each day able to do what-ever they enjoy. Something every business should strive for!

 

Coal boilers on their way out

Where are you with your heating system?

Perhaps this isn’t obvious but it’s a good time of year to think about whether your commercial or industrial heating system is up to scratch.

If your boiler is more than 20 years old, it may need replacement and in any event, it will benefit from regular servicing. 

Tubman Heating can help you with both.  For nearly 40 years we have been working with industry to maximise heating system effectiveness by installing new steam boilers, hot water boilers, and hot oil boilers. By replacing pipework and other associated equipment, repairing or replacing heat exchangers and changing fuels where a more energy-efficient and/or more eco-friendly option is available.

There is a variety of fuels used to fire boilers: natural gas, LPG, diesel, coal and other solid fuels (eg: wood pellets).  The fuel decision is complex as it involves considerations such as proximity to supply, available space to store fuel, reducing emissions and health and safety around the boiler house.  The government is keen to make sure that there are no coal boilers operating in NZ. 

If you’d like a review of your heating assets, please get in touch before the end of February.  This will allow time for any remedial action to occur before the “heating season” starts, usually during May. 

In closing we’d like to wish you a very happy Christmas and offer our best wishes for a bright and successful 2020.

Kind regards,

All the team at Tubman Heating

Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year 2019

If you require our services over the Christmas and New Year break, we are available 24/7 on (09) 444 5076, or (07) 838 3080 if you are based in the Waikato/B.O.P region.

However, our administration office will be closed from 3.00pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.00am on Monday 7 January 2019.

On a personal note, Chris, Jim, and the team at Tubman Heating Limited would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Thank you for your support this year and we look forward to working with you in the years ahead.

Be safe and enjoy your holidays!

Tubman Heating Limited is Expanding

After 30+ years in Auckland, Tubman Heating Limited is excited to have moved into the Wellington region through the acquisition of Devham Services.

Devham Services is a Lower Hutt-based company specialising in combustion & heating. The Devham Services crew has been helping to serve regional and national organisations for over 30 years by providing specialised local services and by selling boilers, burners, valves and a myriad of other equipment and spare parts throughout the country.   We’re excited to be working with experts that parallel the expertise of the rest of our team.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to staff at Devham Services and say a special ‘thank you’ to the previous owners, Sharron and Alan Hamilton, who are stepping back after many years of hard work. We wish both of you all the very best!

But there’s more!  Tubman Heating is also setting up shop in Hamilton. We will re-locate one of our top technicians to the area from mid-October 2018 to better service existing Waikato and Bay of Plenty customers and to hopefully build some new relationships!

These initiatives are part of our continued dedication to provide prompt, safe, and technically sound combustion and heating solutions for New Zealand industry and commerce. Establishment of regional bases will help us support more organisations across the North Island with the best possible service.

Tubman Heating staff members are experts in the installation, commissioning and servicing of commercial boilers and burners and the provision of related equipment and parts. If you need help with heating systems, please do not hesitate to contact us on the numbers below.

Tubman Heating, Auckland:             09 444 5076 

Tubman Heating, Hamilton:             07 838 3080

Devham Services, Wellington:          04 939 4334

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Heating System?

Boilers and burners are a central component of many commercial and industrial hot water heating systems.

Over time they get hammered by hot temperatures, high pressure systems, chemical imbalances, improper servicing and so on which cost businesses time and money.

So……is it time to upgrade your heating system?

Here are some issues to look at when reviewing your heating system:

  • Does your system have constant leaks? They can happen any time! There are many causes for leaks, including worn gaskets, incorrectly tightened valves, sub-standard welding and so on. Leaks can be costly, affect health & safety, and create little or massive amounts of damage to your assets.
  • Are your utilities bills on the rise? If you’re noticing higher than usual utility costs, your boiler could be to blame. It may not be operating at full capacity and requires repairs to get its performance back on track. As technology advances, new boilers are increasing in efficiency. Your boiler may be out-of-date enough to cause much higher energy costs than a new machine would incur, then a boiler upgrade could be a cost-effective choice.
  • Are there loud banging noises? Boilers, burners and pipe work can be loud at times but shouldn’t be banging. Pipe work might not be stabilized, a blockage might occur, or pressure building up. These noises could be a sign of faulty equipment and should be considered for upgrading a replacement.

We are a New Zealand owned company with over 34 years’ experience including our predecessors. We are a proud business built on trust and unity. Our uniqueness as a company is best described by four expressions that sum up how we represent our brand each day; ‘Hard Working, Trusted Partner, Innovative and Future Focused’.

Our team is on call 24/7 to keep our customers supplied with the heating solution they need. Please feel free to call us on 09 444 5076.