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  • 07/20 July

    learnd acquire Comfort Controls to bolster world-class delivery capability further

    We’re delighted to announce that learnd Group have completed the acquisition of Comfort Controls. The acquisition adds our outstanding delivery and engineering resources to learnd’s current portfolio, following previous acquisitions of Aimteq and WEMS in February 2020. This acquisition provides a fantastic platform to grow as a business, rolling in new skills, products and toolsets from learnd’s growing arsenal of partners, from emerging building technologies, through to data and finance partners. *Download the PDF to find out more.

  • 04/20 April

    2020 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards - Gold Award Winners!!

    Comfort Controls are thrilled to say we have won Gold at this years RoSPA Health & Safety Awards, for the second year running!. Click on the link below to find out more…

  • 08/19 August

    The Lingsbar Hospital in Nottingham

    We have just completed and handed over our site-wide Trend Control Systems IQ Vision BMS upgrade at the Lingsbar Hospital in Nottingham. Whilst presenting the new system to the Nottingham Healthcare Nhs Trust, we were very proud to receive high praise for the smooth delivery of the project, within a live hospital environment. Through a phased installation period, we replaced and installed 7 new control panels for the control of 5 wards, kitchens, main heating energy centre and the electrical LV distribution monitoring. Thank you to our customer Amptron Electrical Services Limited and services consultant DH Squire Consulting Engineers LLP, for trusting in COMFORT CONTROLS (MIDLANDS) LIMITED, to deliver this complex project. Congratulations to the Comfort Controls team including our project manager Gavin Street and Darren Willis, Huw Bostock and Paul Fisher.

  • 06/19 June

    Congratulations Huw & Jade

    Massive congratulations to our Huw Bostock & his new wife Jade on their wedding day!

  • 08/19 August

    Cricket Win!

    Well done to the West Chiltington and Thakeham cricket club U12s who won this year’s Sussex Junior Cricket Festival. The team is managed by none other than our Project Manager Craig Johnston! Comfort Controls are very proud to sponsor the team.

  • 05/19 May


    Comfort Controls are thrilled to say we have won Gold at this years RoSPA Health & Safety Awards!! Click on the link below to find out more…..

  • 04/19 April

    Completed Project - Hai Di Lao

    Well done to our Comfort Controls Projects team who have successfully handed over the BMS installation at Hai Di Lao.

    The works included supplying and installing 4no. control panels with Trend IQ4 controllers and modules to monitor the ventilation within the restaurant and kitchen areas.

    The project was on a tight deadline and we managed to complete the works within 2 months, thanks to our dedicated team of engineers.

    Tommy Hutchings, Senior Contracts Manager for Sale Group says,

    Being the 1st project for Sale and Comfort together, it was certainly a challenging project for all. The project was managed extremely well between Jack and Craig with design support and a high standard of installation throughout.

    Great effort by all involved, Looking forward to the next project together!

  • 03/19 March

    2019 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards - Gold Level Winners!!

    We have been handed a prestigious award in recognition of our practices and achievements in helping employees and clients get home safely at the end of the working day. Comfort Controls Ltd has achieved a Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

    They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at ExCeL, London on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

    The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

    Kris Mitchell, Comfort Controls Technical Director, said: “This is a huge achievement for everyone involved at Comforts, and it marks the culmination of 10 years hard work and improvements to ensure, not only the health and safety aspects of our work, but also the well-being of everyone involved with Comfort Controls.”

    Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

    The majority of awards mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

    Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2019 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 14th consecutive year.

    For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit

  • 03/19 March

    New Project - Lymington Fields School

    Comfort Controls have been awarded the contract for the BMS Controls at Lymington Fields School.

    The project involves construction of a brand new Primary and Secondary School.

    We will be installing 2no. Control Panels with Trend IQ4 Controllers and an IQView8 display screen. The brand new BMS will monitor the main school and sports hall heating, gas safety system and metering.

    We are very pleased to be working alongside Greenside Integrated Services on this project.

  • 03/19 March

    Completed Project - Hillside Primary School

    We have just completed our handover of a brand new Trend BMS installation at Hillside Primary School in Northwood.

    The project consisted of a new 2 section wall mounted control panel serving the heating plant within the new primary school:
    2no. Boilers
    Pressurisation Unit
    4no. Pump Sets
    2no. Gas Fired Heaters
    Gas Safety Circuit

    Our installation team also carried out the controls wiring of the 16no. Natural Ventilation Units. Well done to all the team involved with this project!

  • 03/19 March

    National Apprenticeship Week 2019

    At Comfort Controls we are very proud of our Apprenticeship scheme. Over the years we have enrolled many apprentices and supported them through their training and education.

    Ollie Zimmerman is our newest apprentice and has joined our installation team. Ollie is currently completing electrical installation qualification and gaining valuable onsite experience with some of our most experienced electricians. We have partnered with North Hertfordshire College who are supporting Ollie with his academic training.

  • 02/19 February

    Completed Project - Wimbledon Train Depot

    This week we have just completed our first project for KH Engineering Services Ltd. We installed a new control panel at Wimbledon Train Depot for the VT Extension works with Trend Controllers and Modules and an IQView4 display screen. The new VT Circuit included new pumps, 3 port valves and differential pressure sensors to control the pump speed, the pumps will be serving radiant panels in the depot.

    A massive well done to the Comforts team involved as they managed to turn the whole project around in the space of 3 weeks, from date of order to panel design & build, installation and commissioning of the BMS!!

  • 02/19 February

    New Project - 250 City Road

    We have recently secured the BMS works at 250 City Road. We are pleased to be working for Woodford Heating & Energy Ltd on this project.

    Works will include connection of the ventilation plant via BACnet to the BMS over three floors.

  • 01/19 January

    New Project Alert

    We are pleased to have been awarded the BMS installation at 293-295 Old Street for Aviva Central Services. We will be working alongside Building Services (Beds) Ltd controlling the new heating and ventilation plant via a Trend Control System.

  • 01/19 January

    Good Luck Cliff

    Sadly this month we said goodbye to one of our longest serving employees Cliff, who is finally making his big move to New Zealand! This is something he has been wanting to do for a very long time and we are thrilled his new adventure is about to start.

    We wish him the very best and can’t thank him enough for the years he has been at Comfort Controls. Cliff you will be truly missed!

  • 01/19 January

    Comfort Controls on the BBC

    Our installation electrician Alex Bray had his 5 seconds of fame and appeared in Death in Paradise on the 10th January 2019. Nice acting skills Alex!

  • 12/18 December

    Always Learning

    Ending the year on a productive note, our engineers Mike Wood, Tom Kiely and Lewis Lower successfully completed the Schneider EcoStructure Building Security Engineering course. Nice work guys!

  • 10/18 October

    Welcome Break - Fleet Services

    This month our Chris Harrington handed over the BMS installation at the new Welcome Break (Fleet Services). We installed a new Form 2 MCC Panel with Siemens controllers monitoring the heating and ventilation plant and metering on site.
    Well done to Chris and the team involved in this project!

  • 09/18 September

    City of London Boys School

    Over the school Summer holidays our Project Manager Tom Kiely and his team have been busying installing a new control panel at the City of London Boys School. The project was successfully completed and handed over within the holiday period. Well done to everyone involved!

  • 08/18 August

    CIty of London Freemans School

    We have recently completed control panel modifications at the City of London Freemans School for the Sports Hall Boiler Upgrade.
    The Project Involved:
    Strip out of redundant equipment and cables.
    Modifying the existing control panel to suit new Boilers, Pressurisation Unit and Gas Fired Heater.

    Well done to Steve Lower our Project Manager and all the Comfort Controls team for delivering this project in 1 month from start to finish!

  • 07/18 July

    Town & Country Fine Foods

    We have recently supplied and installed a new two section control panel to Town & Country fine foods.
    The new control panel houses Schneider StruxureWare controllers and serves the AHU plant.

  • 06/18 June

    Projects Team Bonding

    This month the guys in our projects department visited Schneider’s offices in London where they were given a demonstration of all the latest Schneider products. Thanks to Alex Masters for hosting!

    The day was finished with a some team bonding at Junkyard Golf and of course a couple of beverages! A good day had by all!

  • 05/18 May

    New Project Alert

    We are pleased to say we have secured our first project with Woodford Heating & Energy. We will be carrying out the BMS installation at St. James, White City Phase 1 for both the Residential and Energy Centre Controls.

  • 05/18 May

    Comforts in the Community

    Comfort Controls Limited are very proud supporters of the Wheathampstead Wanderers U10’s. Over the weekend they competed in the Divisional Cup Finals and were runners up! Congratulations to everyone involved!

  • 04/18 April

    World Bench Press Championships

    Congratulations to our Aaron Gideon who competed in the Work Bench Press Championships in South Africa this month. He came away with a Commonwealth Record lift of 177.5kg!! Nice work Aaron.

  • 03/18 March

    New Project Alert!

    Comfort Controls are delighted to have been selected as the contractor for the BMS works at St. Albans Cathedral!

    We look forward to working on such a beautiful and historic site.

  • 02/18 February

    BCIA Finalists 2018!

    We are extremely excited to announce that Comfort Controls Ltd have been shortlisted for the 4th year running as finalists for the BCIA awards in May! We are finalists in the following 4 categories…..

    - Best Service & Maintenance Provider: Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital
    - Engineer of the Year: Andy Kempton
    - Technical Innovation Project of the Year: Hilton Hotel Northampton
    - Independent Building Controls & BEMS Installer of the Year

    Huge well done to everyone at Comfort Controls on all their hard work and efforts!

  • 02/18 February

    Welcome Robert Reid

    Comfort Controls are pleased to welcome Robert Reid who joined the Company on the 1st February 2018. Rob will be working alongside our service department focusing on BMS Service support & sales. We are extremely proud of our service department and are looking to continue growing in this field. Rob will be a vital part in helping us do so!

  • 01/18 January

    Completed Project - Smithfield Market

    Comfort Controls have recently completed the installation of new control panels for the City of London at Smithfield Market.

    Works involved:
    Installation of new standalone control panels to replace the existing panels which had reached end of life and for larger pumps to cope with the additional loads, each panel housed its own VSD inverter and softstarters for each pump, if the inverters should fail the softstarts could be utilised due to the pumps serving critical circuits which could not lose pressure. The works were carried out to a strict City of London programme and for each set of pumps only one pump could be out of commission while the works took place to maintain the operation of the circuit it served. There were 14no. pumps replaced each with new panels including East & West Market Condenser Pumps, East Market LTHW pumps & East Market CHW Primary and Secondary pumps, each panel has hardwired enable, fault, Run and speed to the BMS and also a BACnet MsTp connection for monitoring at the BMS,

  • 01/18 January

    New Project Alert!

    We are extremely excited to have been appointed as the BMS Controls contractor for the works commencing at the iconic Tower Bridge! We look forward to working alongside T Brown Group on this project. What a great start to the New Year.

  • 01/18 January

    Project Update - BMI London Independent Hospital

    Just before Christmas Comfort Controls successfully delivered and craned onto the roof at BMI London a new form 4 control panel. The panel was bolted together in position ready for the modular plantroom to be installed around it.

    We are now about to start the installation works within the plantroom, once completed the installation will commence on the 3no. theatres, all to be connected to the new StruxureWare system.

  • 12/17 December

    Gold Ribbon Award

    At Comfort Controls we pride ourselves on our Health and Safety achievements. Health and Safety is such an important aspect of our work and it is crucial we keep our employees safe. This month we are excited to announce that we have been presented with the Gold Ribbon Award, what a great end to a fantastic 2017!

  • 11/17 November

    Comforts in the Community

    Comfort Controls are proud sponsors for the Wheathampstead Wanderers U10s!

  • 02/16 February

    Case Study - Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth

    Comfort Controls chosen by Hilton Hotels and the Kane Group to provide a unique Struxureware Building Energy Management system offering integrated bedroom and central plant energy efficient control at the new 170 Bedroom Luxury Hilton Bournemouth Hotel.

  • 11/15 November

    Press Release - Safety Ribbon Awarded!

    We are pleased to announce that we have passed our health and safety audit by an external consultant – Hosking Associates.
    Here at Comfort Controls Ltd, the Health and Safety of our employees, customers, clients and anyone else associated with our works, is our primary concern. An externally audited safety certificate demonstrates our commitment to health and safety and we are exceptionally proud of this achievement.

  • 11/15 November

    Case Study - BMI Sandringham Hospital Upgrade

    Comfort Controls have been chosen to deliver the replacement of a hospital site wide control system over a critical
    August Bank Holiday Hospital shutdown. The new control system and control panels were pre-planned, designed and manufactured, ready for installation within a tight 3 day hospital shutdown period, to fully replace the existing 25 year old system.

  • 07/15 July

    Case Study - Castle Donington Fire Station and Sherwood House

    The first project is for a new fire station in Castle Donington, which is convenient as the project is located in the same town as our own Midlands regional office. This is the third project we have secured from Nottingham based Amptron Limited, since we opened our Midlands office in April 2014. The second project is for the environmental control of building services in the refurbished Sherwood House care home. The dedicated customer service offered by our Sen-ior Project Manager, Gavin Street, on past schemes with Acumen Limited, also helped us secure this project.

  • 04/15 April

    Case Study - DeMontfort University - Conference and Events Venue

    Building Controls Company Comfort Controls has been chosen by De Montfort University and Hichcross Building Services, as part of the construction team to develop a former Sports Centre into a new Conference and Events venue. Comfort Controls will be providing and installing a Trend Building Management System to monitor and control all mechanical services and integrate with the University site wide BMS systems, as part of a £3.7 million refurbishment scheme.

  • 03/15 March

    Press Release - Lotus in the Peak!

    Following the opening of the Midlands office, Comfort Controls recognise their corporate social responsibility in the local community and have chosen to support a number of charities in the area. We are pleased to announce that we are supporting an event to be held at Chatsworth House called the ‘Lotus in the Peak’ event in the Derbyshire peak district this summer. The event, run by the Midlands Lotus Owners club, is to be held in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House and weather permitting, should prove to be a great summer family event on Sunday 12th July 2015. More details to follow later…

  • 01/15 January

    Case Study - Nottingham University - Fitness Suite Project

    Building Controls Company Comfort Controls is pleased to announce that they have recently ‘handed over the keys’ of a Building Management system for a new 100-station gym for the University of Nottingham. This exciting new 500m2 facility offers a functional training centre and spin studio with an extensive range of the lat-est spec fitness equipment and entertainment options.

  • 11/14 November

    Case Study - Schluter Systems Training Centre

    Comfort Controls chosen by Schlüter Systems for the expansion of their Coalville based UK Headquarters, with the development of a new UK Training Centre. Steve Barham, Comfort Controls Business Development Manager, highlighted that ‘This is an especially exciting scheme for Comfort Controls, as the key element of the development will be the innovative BMS control of the underfloor heating system, which interestingly, the unique flooring system is manufactured and supplied by Schlüter Systems themselves, We are therefore privileged to be selected and trusted to provide this key element of the project.

  • 10/14 October

    Case Study - Nottingham Hospital Project

    Comfort Controls chosen by Nottingham University hospitals NHS Trust and Interserve to assure a clinically safe enviroment within the new £4.5M Children’s Cancer and Neurosciences Teenage Cancer Care Trust wards. Building Controls Company Comfort Controls has been appointed to provide the design and installation of an innovative Building Energy Management System to provide critical environmental control of the latest concepts in critical hospital ward ventilation

  • 08/14 August

    Press Release - Midlands Project Manager Appointed

    East Midlands, United Kingdom, 22 August 2014 – Building Controls Company Comfort Controls is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Street as Senior Project Manager at the newly opened Midlands office. Gavin will lead and be responsible for the Project Management of projects in the Midlands. He will also have the freedom to monitor and improve the business procedures and effi ciency of our delivery and customer experience, to meet our mission in the Midlands to provide ‘Innovative Solutions’ with an ‘Exemplary Service’ experience for our customers. Gavin has gained a broad spectrum of knowledge with several companies in the industry over the past 18 years.

  • 07/14 July

    Press Release - NEW Midlands Office!

    East Midlands, United Kingdom, 3 July 2014 – Building Controls Company Comfort Controls is pleased to announce it has opened a new Midlands office as part of its expansion plans. The new office, located in Castle Donington –Derbyshire, will support existing customers as well as targeting new business in the region, with Derby, Nottingham & Leicester all within 20 miles of the strategically chosen location.

  • 03/14 March

    Case Study - Hertfordshire Swimming Pool

    The control panel at this swimming centre is used to control the building’s pumps, heating circuits, boilers, as well as the ventilation plant, to ensure the environment in the facility is stable and efficient. The wiring in the panel was exceptionally untidy, having been added to over the years and, as a result, a potential safety issue. Tangled wires, exposed cables and outdated configuration can pose a serious fire hazard which could lead to injuries on anyone working on the panel and costly property damage…

  • 11/13 November

    Case Study - Guildhall Art Gallery

    The Guildhall Art Gallery in London is benefitting from state-of-the-art temperature and humidity monitoring, in the form of Sontay’s SonNet wireless system, which was installed with the minimum of disruption, by Comfort Controls. Established in 1886 and home to a selection of historic seventeenth century portraits, the gallery’s principle objective for updating its Building Management System (BMS) was to help lower energy costs as well as protecting the famous artworks on display. As the art gallery is a listed building, a wired solution was not an option…

  • 08/13 August

    Case Study - Associated Newspapers Head Office

    Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), an international media, information and events business, has benefitted from a full upgrade of their Building Management System in the form of the latest generation Continuum BMS installed and maintained by Comfort Controls ltd. DMGT’s principle objective for replacing the old building system was to create a high quality, sustainable media property that would be reflected in premium commercial positions, thereby generating optimum return for the company’s shareholders.

  • 07/13 July

    Case Study - Basildon Hospital

    One of the first ten NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, Basildon University Hospital provides an extensive range of acute medical services to a 400,000 population, as well as being an associate teaching hospital. Comfort Controls Ltd. installed the Hospital’s original Building Management System (BMS) over 15 years ago, and has built a solid partnership ever since