Bespoke Destratification
Systems for Commercial Spaces

Destratification systems are a transformative solution for maintaining a consistent, even temperature throughout even the largest of spaces. From factories and warehouses to sports halls and leisure centres, destratification improves the comfort of staff and employees while reducing your energy bills.

With an expert team of engineers and decades of experience in delivering commercial heating and cooling solutions, OKEL is the UK’s top choice for destratification systems. We provide a customized approach tailored to your exact needs, with a focus on finding energy-efficient and sustainable ways to tackle your heating and cooling challenges.

Fill out the contact form to start discussing your specific needs, or read below to find out more about why destratification could be the perfect fit for your situation.

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What is destratification?

Larger spaces like warehouses and factories often suffer from inconsistent temperatures. As hot air rises and cooler air remains closer to the ground, the temperature tends to stratify, with heat concentrated in the upper part of the space while it stays cool down below.

As a result, it can be difficult to maintain an even distribution of temperature throughout the space. This can lead to a range of challenges, including higher energy costs, an uncomfortable working environment, and even issues maintaining the quality of production and preservation and integrity of your stock.

Destratification tackles this problem by circulating air throughout the space using a fan system. The destratification fans are placed at ceiling height and can detect when the temperature gradient becomes too high. They activate automatically and then, once a consistent temperature has been reached, they switch off again, ensuring maximum efficiency and helping to reduce your overall energy costs. Destratification systems make for an effective pairing with warm air heating solutions.

Benefits of a Destratification system

Substantial reduction in energy bills.

By counteracting the tendency of hot air to gather near the ceiling, destratification helps prevent you needing to continually run your heating system. As a result, you can enjoy a significant drop in your energy costs, while also decreasing your carbon footprint and limiting your environmental impact.

Assists with the flow of cool air in the summer months.

Destratification systems don’t just help keep your space warm through the winter, they can also contribute to tackling the summer heat.

Improved comfort levels.

Temperature stratification can make it difficult to keep your employees warm during the colder months. By implementing a destratification solution, you can improve the overall comfort levels of your staff, helping to increase their satisfaction and even offering productivity gains.

Recycled heat from machinery and lighting.

A destratification system can recirculate the heat generated by your machinery and lighting, which would ordinarily remain trapped in the upper part of the room. This energy-efficient approach can further reduce your heating costs.

Reduced wear and tear on existing HVAC equipment.

Destratification can help to limit the demands on your existing heating and cooling systems. By helping you to maintain a consistent temperature, it reduces the need to keep your HVAC equipment running throughout the day. As a result, you’ll have lower maintenance costs and spend less money on repairs.

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Our Destratification case studies

Warehouse Destratification for Bunches, Nottingham

Bunches are an online florist providing floral displays across the UK. They were struggling to maintain an even temperature at their warehouse storage facility in Nottingham. Their existing heating solution involved using four space heaters, one of which was more than a decade old. This was not a cost-effective or reliable approach.

After examining Bunches’ warehouse, our expert engineers proposed a combined approach featuring a brand-new warm air heating system alongside destratification fans to keep warm air circulating through the space.

To learn more about how our approach helped tackle this’ warehouse heating challenge, read the full Bunches case study.

Factory Destratification for SIG, Lancashire

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SIG were excited to move into their newly refurbished premises, a massive 30,000ft² warehouse in Lancashire. However, they needed a heating solution adequate to a space of this size – no simple task. While they had already received a quote for a radiant tube heating system, they came to OKEL looking for an alternative solution.

Our team of experts understood that a space of this size would require a solution that could prevent hot air from gathering in the upper reaches of the factory. As a result, they proposed a warm air and destratification solution that would be significantly more efficient and cost-effective.

To find out how our solution was able to heat this new space without incurring enormous energy costs, read our SIG case study.

Sports Hall Destratification for Ice Cream Farm, Chester

Ice Cream Farm is a successful tourist attraction in Chester. Their children’s play area was extremely popular throughout the year, but it was difficult to keep warm in winter and tended to overheat during the summer months. Ice Cream Farm’s existing solution – a portable kerosene heater they rented for the winter months – wasn’t fit for purpose.

To ensure the play area could maintain a comfortable temperature all year round, OKEL suggested a destratification solution that would keep warm air circulating while reducing the overall heating costs.

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To see the specifics of our solution, read the full Ice Cream Farm case study.

Customer Testimonials

Vicky Hall
Vicky HallPlay Centre Manager - The Ice Cream Farm
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"I would highly recommend using OKEL for your business - the entire process has been highly efficient with excellent communication and very quick turnaround. Every staff member from the Operations team dealing with our initial enquiry through to the engineers who came to site to carry out works - have been fantastic, incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and polite. A special thanks to Katie, who is a credit to the company - we look forward to working with you again"
Neil Keane
Neil KeaneHead of Business - Jaguar Land Rover
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"OKEL provided heating and cooling system throughout each of our Land Rover and Jaguar Liverpool dealerships. Works were scheduled at a time so as not to impact the day-to-day operation of our business and for minimal interference. The staff were professional and reliable; completing the project to a high standard - Many thanks to OKEL and the team"
Richard Williams
Richard WilliamsOwner - Richard Williams Upholstery
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"Just had a new warm air heating system installed by OKEL into my workshop, I could not recommend them enough, from initial site survey to 1st class installation - thank you Mark"

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Our Net Zero Commitment

With challenging targets being set by the government to steer the UK to net zero by 2050, it’s essential that as businesses we all do our part to achieve the stringent targets set out.

When planning our bespoke designs, we always have “Energy Saving” at the front of our mind which reassures you that your system is of the highest efficiency. This can play a key role in helping you showcase the steps you’re taking as a business to successfully achieve green accreditations and targets.



Most frequent questions and answers about Distratification Units

Destratification is particularly beneficial for larger spaces such as factories and warehouses and with ceiling heights of more than 5m. These spaces are more likely to struggle with temperature stratification, resulting in higher heating costs and poor energy efficiency.

A destratification system prevents heat from gathering in the upper part of larger spaces like warehouses, factories, and sports halls. By ensuring the heat is more evenly distributed, it means there’s less demand on your existing HVAC systems. This won’t just save you money on repairs and maintenance, but it’ll also reduce your overall energy costs.

In our experience, a well-designed destratification system can reduce your energy consumption by up to 40%. This can represent a significant saving, depending on the specific size of your space and the efficiency of your current heating system.

Of course, for maximum savings, you’ll want your destratification system to be designed and installed by experts. This will ensure you get a solution that’s properly tailored to your space, and which uses the most appropriate design for maximum efficiency.

Yes, destratification systems can serve to complement your existing HVAC system, making it more efficient and reducing overall wear and tear. By preventing hot air from gathering in the upper part of the building, a destratification system helps you to achieve a consistent and comfortable ambient temperature without having to run your heating systems continuously. As a result, you’ll face less wear and tear, improved efficiency, and reduced maintenance costs.

Destratification can improve the air quality of your indoor space by keeping air circulating consistently and preventing allergens and pollutants from gathering in those hard-to-reach areas near the ceiling. Additionally, they can contribute to the overall efficiency of your existing HVAC systems to improve the freshness of the air in your indoor space, providing significant benefits for your employees.

Yes, destratification solutions can – and should – be customised to meet the specific needs of your space. At OKEL, we approach every project with a commitment to finding the right solution for your requirements, and that includes designing and installing the most appropriate destratification system. With a focus on providing a bespoke solution that is tailored to your exact circumstances, we can maximise the efficiency benefits you receive.