25 Jul 2018

Starting life with only a handful of children in 2007, the renowned Hamilton Gymnastic Club now has more than 1,200 members and has been transformed into a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility.

Now one of the largest in Scotland, the club runs classes in numerous sporting centres in South Lanarkshire, with the most recent addition being a purpose-designed facility at Blantyre Industrial Estate. Its new premises have been carefully designed to incorporate a range of specialist equipment for all abilities to enjoy, and has been fitted with Tansun infrared heaters to keep its many gymnasts warm throughout the year.

Following discussions and a site survey, Tansun’s Apollo infrared heaters were chosen as the most suitable solution for the premises. 34 Apollo three phase 4.5kW heaters and 18 Apollo single phase 1.5kW heaters were installed and are controlled via localised switches for individual zones allowing visitors to control the heating in areas only when and where required, reducing unnecessary energy consumption.

Ruth Gibson, Head Coach at Hamilton Gymnastics commented, “When we took over the building, it had absolutely no heating and we had no real idea of what type of heating system would work best. What we did know, however, was that we needed the hall to be comfortable for the gymnasts but also for spectators. We needed heating which could be tailored to different areas of the hall, and sometimes the foyer too, to avoid both financial and environmental wastage.

“Following some advice from Zero Waste Scotland, we decided to have Tansun heaters installed. We like the fact that we don’t have to heat the entire space but can focus on the areas being used, zoning them off with easily operated controls. Other clubs have since commented on how cosy and welcoming our gym is, even when it was -6°C outside! We’re delighted with our new heating system!”

The Apollo range was designed to solve heating issues in large and problem areas such as gymnasiums, warehouses, aircraft hangars and places of worship, and with more than 30 models to choose from, this established product has been proven by Tansun for 25 years or more. The heaters come with high power options, special long-lasting aluminium reflectors, a focused energy beam and a high intensity heat; which due to the highly engineered construction and design can’t be rivalled by other forms of heating for large open spaces.

Apollo heaters are available in 1kW to 18kW versions to heat areas up to 79sq.m, and they can be wall mounted or hung from the ceiling. Tansun infrared heaters also benefit from a two-year warranty.

Tansun infrared heaters offer maximum performance and very low running costs. They are designed with a ‘fit and forget’ reputation, are reliable, durable and virtually maintenance-free. Features include extruded aluminium heat sinks to keep heaters cool for better reliability. The shortwave technology is also noiseless, doesn’t contribute to air pollution and is compatible with energy saving controllers.

All of Tansun’s products are made in the UK and are designed using premium components. The company has been established for 35 years and pioneered the concept of infrared electric heaters alongside Philips technology. Tansun has the largest range of commercial, industrial and domestic infrared heaters in the world, providing maintenance-free, safe and healthy shortwave heaters for many different types of heating applications.      

Tansun heaters are available with a full range of energy-saving controllers which further enhance the efficiency of the products.

Further information is available from Tansun on 0121 580 6200, by emailing or by visiting the company’s website at