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BoilerMag XL installed at £6.6m Bostal Group development

A new care home development in Kent has invested in BoilerMag technology to protect its heating system and plant room from a build-up problem of ferrous oxide and scale.

The Bostal Group developed West Hill Care Home offers a modern care facility with en-suite accommodation, catering for residents with dementia, physical disability, sensory impairment and younger adults requiring round-the-clock care.

Built upon the former site of West Hill Hospital in Dartford, the new, high-spec, 5-storey healthcare facility includes a basement, 77 bedrooms, dementia care, cinema, hair salon and social spaces. The £6.6 million project delivered an expertly considered care home in both design and delivery, meeting the requirements of its client and end-users.

Essex-based NCC Mechanical Services, specialising in the design and installation of all forms of mechanical services including heating, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning and building management systems, carried out a new installation of two boilers to heat 140 low surface temperature (LST) radiators and 1,000 litres of stored water.

To protect the plant, NCC installed two BoilerMag XL 1½ inch magnetic filters within the rooftop plant room. Ideal for medium-sized commercial, retail or large residential properties, the cost-effective BoilerMag XL prevents the build-up of debris in central heating systems, reducing energy bills and increasing boiler life.

Paul French of NCC Mechanical Services said: “We installed two BoilerMag XLs to protect the heating system, helping ensure that the expensive plant is protected and given a long and efficient lifespan. We fit BoilerMag filters regularly as many of our projects are design-and-build. BoilerMag gives us peace of mind that we are protecting the systems for years to come.”

The West Hill project brought about some challenges as NCC Mechanical Services needed to fit the required plant into a compact plant room that also had strict limits on the weight and location of heavy plant items. The BoilerMag XL’s dual-flow technology allows for water to filter twice on the first pass, removing virtually 100% of magnetic and non-magnetic debris from the system and saving much-needed space with its relatively compact design. With a stainless-steel construction and 10-year warranty, the XL offers effective, long lasting protection for commercial heating systems.

Speaking of the benefits of BoilerMags, Mr French said: “We would recommend other installers to both fit and promote the benefits of installing BoilerMags to their customers, as well as using them as part of their regular maintenance routine to prolong the lifespan of the plant fitted and ensure the efficiency of the installation.”

For larger heating systems, BoilerMag also manufactures the XT range that is available in sizes 2” to 12” with an operating pressure of up to 12 bar and comes with a 10-year warranty. To find out more about the BoilerMag range of heating system filters, please visit, call us on 0114 225 0624, or email

16 June 2021


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