Job checklist

Overview

Travis Perkins plc can provide all your training and product needs for your sustainable project. The following checklists provide a reminder of key products required for various installations:-

Installation of Photovoltaics

Don't forget:

  • DC and ac isolators

  • Warning labels

  • Consumer unit

  • RCD

  • MCB

  • AC wiring

  • DC and AC testing kit

  • Irradiance Meter

  • Cable entry roof tiles

5 Essential Photovoltaic Items:

  • Module (Panel)
  • Module Mounting Kit
  • Inverter
  • Generation meter
  • DC Wiring and connectors

Key considerations before purchase:

  • Required module output?
  • Module dimensions?
  • Module cost?
  • Above roof mounted?
  • Integrated in roof?
  • Ground mounted?
  • Flat roof (A frame)?
  • Compatible with size or array?
  • Location of meter (customer must have access to meter reading)

Installation of solar hot water

Don't forget:

  • Flexible pipework and fittings

  • Insulation

  • Clips

  • Glycol for sealed systems

  • Filling pumps

  • Air vents

  • Pipe clips

  • Possible buffer vessel

  • Pipe entry flashings on roof

5 Essential Hot Water Items:

  • Collector
  • Collector Mounting kit
  • Hot water cylinder
  • Pump set
  • Electrical controls

Key considerations before purchase:

  • Type of collector (flat plate or evacuated tube)?
  • Required collector output?
  • Collector dimensions?
  • Collector cost?
  • Above roof mounted?
  • Integrated in roof?
  • Flat roof (A frame)?
  • Sealed or open vent?
  • Cylinder dimensions?
  • Compatible with collector size?
  • Compatible with collector?

Installation of Ground Source Heat Pumps

Don't forget:

  • Heat pump collector manifold

  • Insulation

  • Under floor heating

  • Electrical connections

5 Essential Ground Source Heat Pump Items:

  • Size of Heat Pump
  • Ground collector type and size
  • Buffer vessel
  • Controls
  • Glycol and filling pump

KEY CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE PURCHASE

  • Required output for heat pump (full or part load)?
  • Available ground collector area to match heat pump?
  • What is heat pumps main load, hot water, heating or both?
  • Heat pump, buffer vessel, central heating, hot water, outside temperature compensation?
  • Ready mix or self-mix?
  • Size of pump?

Installation of Air Source Heat Pumps

Don't forget:

  • Heat pump collector manifold

  • Insulation

  • Under floor heating

  • Electrical connections

5 essential items:

  • Size of Heat Pump
  • Heat pump location
  • Buffer vessel
  • Controls
  • Glycol

KEY CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE PURCHASE

  • Required output for heat pump (full or part load)
  • Will effect heat pump efficiency and noise
  • What is heat pumps main load, hot water, heating or both?
  • Heat pump, buffer vessel, central heating, hot water, outside temperature compensation, bivalent operation controls
  • Ready mix or self-mix if external run of pipework is required