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Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating
Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is great for getting heat evenly spread throughout the whole room and house. Imagine walking into a home with no unsightly radiators or an uncomfortable atmosphere; just a soothing, welcoming warmth from the cold outdoors.

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Radiant heat:

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Underfloor heating is the closest to an ideal heating temperature.

Convected heat:

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Radiators heat a room inefficiently, circulating heat in a spiral effect that creates cold spots.

 

 

Benefits of underfloor heating are:

  • Radiant heat from all over the floor area creating a comfortable environment
  • Lower water temperatures are required which reduces the boiler running time, therefore helping you to save money and the natural environment
  • The flexibility to install in your entire home, one room, or even part of a room, regardless of existing floor covering and stage of development
  • The freedom to design your home the way you want to, removing unsightly radiators and freeing up wall space
  • A family friendly environment with no low-level hot surfaces and metal edges presented by radiators

We use Polypipe underfloor heating systems which deliver all of this and more. Making your house a home. What’s more, with flexible product options there is a Polypipe under floor heating solution to suit every conceivable project and floor type, from single room refurbishments to major renovation or new build projects.

 

Solid Floor

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Polypipe Underfloor Heating can be permanently built into solid concrete or screeded floors. As required by current Building Regulations, insulation is built into the floor directly beneath the unique Polypipe lightweight plastic floor panel. The heating pipe

is simply slotted into the panel and then permanently covered by the screed. Suitable for all floor coverings, solid floor systems can incorporate 15mm or 18mm pipe.

The floor panels form a simple grid for the quickest possible pipe laying and provide a precise guide to achieve the minimum bending radius. Panel castellations are set at exact centres and hold the pipe against movement when screeding. The floor panel

holds the pipe above the insulation allowing full screed surround. Optimum screed depth is 65mm from the panel base, i.e. 40mm from the pipe top. Insulation below and at the edges of the floor screed is required by Building Regulations. Edge insulation also acts as an expansion joint.

 

Floating Floor

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The Polypipe floating floor system is designed for use in applications where a solid floor installation is not suitable due to structural weight limitations or where a dry build floor option is required. Suitable for use in either new build or existing properties, the floating floor panels can be installed directly on top of both solid and timber floors.When installed in floating floors, Polyplumb pipe is simply pressed in to the pre-formed heat spreader plate, which sits in grooves within the floating floor insulation panel. The floating floor system is then covered with 18mm chipboard sheeting.

Suitable for all floor coverings, floating floor systems can incorporate 15mm or 18mm pipe.

 

Suspended Floor

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For installations in suspended floors, Polypipe Underfloor Heating uses double heat spreader plates. Alternatively, pipes can be laid on top of insulation between joists. Standard tongue and groove floorboards are laid on top of the system. Suspended double heat spreader plate systems use 15mm pipe.

 

Modular Heating Panels (MHP)

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Modular Heating Panels offer a revolutionary new way to solve the issue of installing underfloor heating into upper floors. MHP is available in two widths and two lengths to fit all standard joist spacings. All components and circuitry is pre-configured

into the panels which are simply installed between the joists, linked together and connected to the manifold.

 

Overlay™

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Overlay™ is a unique low profile underfloor heating system ideal for both renovation and new build projects.

Installed over the existing floor and only 18mm in depth, Overlay™ allows underfloor heating to be installed where traditional underfloor systems would either require expensive excavation or would require the floor to be raised to an unacceptable level.