Adapting to open learning

Encouraging best practice outcomes with hydronic underfloor heating

School Building


  • 10-way FAR underfloor manifold x13
  • Multitubo PE-RT underfloor pipe x14500
  • Fernox x1


It was a desire of the Ministry of Education that the design of Lemonwood Grove School incorporated Green Star design principles, where achievable within budget. Lemonwood Grove is the first school in New Zealand to be constructed totally from wall and roof panels, pre-made off-site in a local specialist factory.

Location: Rolleston
Main Contractor: Southbase
Mechanical Contractor: Future Air Solutions
Consultant: Stephenson & Turner


Central Heating New Zealand worked in partnership with Stephenson & Turner to deliver the project six weeks ahead of schedule. Central Heating New Zealand supplied 13 assembled FAR commercial underfloor manifolds which distributed heating through 14,500m of BRANZ appraised Multitubo PE-RT underfloor pipe.


"We are really proud of our learning spaces. The design, carried out by Stephenson and Turner will provide open, innovative learning spaces to enhance collaborative teaching and learning both inside and outside. The design has been based on sound educational research carried out by Dr Julia Atkin." Sean Bailey, Principal.

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