Workshop Heating Solution for Turtle Covers

Providing the Right Workshop Heating Solution

Trading since 2004, Wrexham based manufacturing company, Turtle Covers, were looking to move premises to facilitate their expanding business. Having found the perfect location, their new warehouse needed a state-of-the-art, energy efficient heating system. 

The newly refurbished building had received significant time and investment from its original state of disrepair, now offering a workshop with 45m x 24m space and a machine shop which is 25m x 14mm. 

The new facility will provide the opportunity to continue to improve their product offering. Marc William, the owner of Turtle Covers, was impressed that the original Combat heaters had stood the test of time and wanted to stay with a British built product. Marc was also impressed that British built heaters were still obtainable; he also felt that the communications between Combat and the installers AJS was excellent and conducive to an effective installation overall. 


Combat's Warm Air Heater Installation

Combat were able to provide the ideal warm air heating replacement for the new building by installing two ELC55-105 oil fired floor standing cabinet heaters in the workshop and one ELO55-105 floor standing heater in the machine shop. Both the main workshop and sewing room were to be heated using the preferred choice, Kerosene.

Replacing the warm air system was the obvious choice for the workshop with this being adjacent to the warehouse, due to the machinists being sat in one position for the majority of the day. 

In the sewing room, the decision was made to use a warm air heating system so that the air would circulate, keeping staff warm and comfortable from head to toe rather than using a radiant system which wouldn't have heated the machinists feet whilst they were seated. 

To ensure there is minimal heat wastage, Combat energy saving HVE de-stratification fans were installed in the warehouse, workshop and sewing room. The fans will circulate the heat that rises back down to ground level, reducing the temperature difference between the highest and lowest points and creating an even temperature distribution. 


The Ideal Heating Solution

A pre-mounted Combat control and electrical mains supply with a new 'Plug and Play' mains connector contributes to significantly reducing overall installation time and costs.

The distribution heads have been redesigned for an aesthetically sleek appearance, as well as increasing the number of heads to improve the distribution of warm air throughout the building.

In addition, de-stratification fans are an ideal solution to assist with savings on energy costs and can also provide savings of up to 20% on running costs at optimum air change rate.


Combat energy-saving de-stratification fans improve the efficiency of the heater by keeping valuable warm air down at working level, thus reducing heat loss through the roof structure. HVE fans can eliminate thermal stratification from your building. They work by constantly circulating and mixing the internal air until temperatures are balanced and equalised between the floor and ceiling (thermal de-stratification). This reduces the workload for heating and cooling systems significantly and also provides considerable energy savings and reduced carbon footprint.


Get in touch with us today and discover how we are able to help find an ideal warm air heating solution for you. Fill out our handy enquiry form, call us at 0121 506 7700 or email us at [email protected].