We have spent the last year developing an open fire basket that can be connected to a heating system.
Some of our clients have open fires on their premises to give a sense of theatre and wanted to put some of that heat to use rather than let it all escape up the chimney.
After much hair pulling, a lot of learning, 6 prototypes and an almost overwhelming desire to ditch the project, we finally settled on an innovative design that satisfied our target design parameters.
The next step was to establish it’s performance and take steps towards CE marking
Armed with a copy of EN13229, the relevant European Standard, we tested the fire basket in our own lab and the results were very good. We then tweaked the design cosmetically and constructionally into a finished product.
Following advice from a local major solid fuel appliance manufacturer we approached a test lab in Europe to get our product independently tested to ensure it conforms to the European Standard.
On Monday we visited SGS, the Notified Laboratory in Arnhem in The Netherlands.
The purpose of our visit was to meet the test lab consultants face to face and see our Fire Basket being tested.
The visit was a great experience, the SGS guys were very impressed and intrigued with the design of our product as it was something they had never seen before, and as such was a break from the norm for them.
The testing went well and we left them still testing the basket with results proving very promising.
On Tuesday evening we received an email from SGS informing us that the Fire Basket had passed all tests, with excellent efficiencies and the performance results actually exceeding our expectations.
Now we just need to give it a name?