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Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is great from a comfort and aesthetical point of view and it works very well with heat pumps as the system can operate at low temperatures. Better Planet design and install all types of underfloor systems from standard screed system to various solutions for suspended floors and low build up retrofit solutions. We take great care in designing these systems to operate at the lowest possible temperatures to work efficiently with heat pumps. By offering integrated heat pump/underfloor solutions we deliver “one point of responsibility” heating systems.

We offer solutions for all types of floor, here are the most common:

The Screed system is used when the underfloor heating is to be screeded and is suitable for renovation as well as new built. It offers a heating system with a low temperature that can be connected to all types of heat sources.To fixate the pipes prior to screeding the following options are available:

  • Clip rail – rail in plastic with slots that fixate the pipes during the casting.
  • Pipe holding nail – nail made out of plastic attaches the pipes to a cellulose foundation.
  • Pipe ties – a plastic strip that attaches the pipes to the reinforcement net. As this solution is the cheapest and best in terms of heal transfer, it should be used whenever possible.

The Wooden system includes a 22 mm chipboard with slots for the pipes and aluminium heat distribution plates. The slotted chipboard replaces the usual sub floor and is placed directly on the wooden joists. Suitable when renovating as well as when building something new. Since the chipboard are bearing it is possible to add a thin covering floor. This minimises the insulation effect and the heating system is able to

function at a lower temperature.

Screed Boards – boards with a building height of 18mm (pipe 12mm). No requirement for distribution plates. Dry alternative to wet screed systems.

The Floating system is composed by aluminium heat distribution plates and EPS floorboards. It can be used for both remodelling and new construction. To enable installation of thin flooring the EPS floorboards have a very high resistance to pressure.

Floating system 18 – floorboards with a building height of only 18mm.

Floating system 30/50/70 – floorboards with a building height of 30, 50 or 70mm. The thickness of the board that is used depends on the conditions of the facility. The lighter the insulation that is used in the foundation the thicker the board is recommended.

The two main reasons for installing wet under floor heating are comfort and energy efficiency.

Comfort

The sense of comfort is obvious. Walking on a warm floor gives a cosy feeling, mainly because heat is generated at relatively low temperatures over a large surface. The amount of heat generated by radiation rather than air movements, increases with under floor heating. Radiation instantly distributes heat to all surfaces in a room. Radiators on the other hand distributes heat mainly through air movements causing warm air to move upwards, accumulating under the ceiling where it is not needed, while cold air remains just over the floor.

Most people prefer colder air at head level and warmer air at feet level. That’s why under floor heating feels so comfortable.

Energy Efficiency

The sense of comfort is obvious. Walking on a warm floor gives a cosy feeling, mainly because heat is generated at relatively low temperatures over a large surface. The amount of heat generated by radiation rather than air movements, increases with under floor heating. Radiation instantly distributes heat to all surfaces in a room. Radiators on the other hand distributes heat mainly through air movements causing warm air to move upwards, accumulating under the ceiling where it is not needed, while cold air remains just over the floor.

Five good reasons to install under floor heating
  • 1. By quickly heating air close to the floor, under floor heating prevents downdraughts.
  • 2. Releases less dust than radiators since there is less air movements.
  • 3. Less clutter along the walls, making it easier to furnish the rooms.
  • 4. Comfortable
  • 5. Energy efficient
Five good reasons to install under floor heating
  • 1. Extensive experience and know how
  • 2. Solid and well documented design and project planning
  • 3. Friendly and competent installers
  • 4. Value for money: Competitive pricing based on high volume procurement for both domestic and commercial projects
  • 5. We only use high quality components with outstanding warranties from well known manufacturers
  • 6. Our MCS certification, our mebership in RECC and the fact that we are part of the Deposit and Warranty Insurance Scheme gives you peace of mind as a consumer