With a traditional underfloor heating system, heating pipes are encased within a layer of screed usually 70mm deep. When you include the depth of the insulation the overall depth of the underfloor heating system increases to about 100mm. This system is fine for new build properties where this depth can be designed in to the building. It is almost impossible to install this type of system in to an existing building without removing the existing floor and excavating down. Traditional underfloor heating takes a long time to heat up due to the fact that the pipes are buried under a thick layer of screed, which has to heat up first before it can emit heat into the space above it. A traditional system can take many hours & sometimes days to heat the floor slab to its desired operating temperature and takes nearly as long to cool down. Traditional underfloor systems are best suited for continuous operation which really makes them unsuitable for domestic properties where a constant temperature is not required 24 hours a day.
In comparison a modern overfloor heating system is installed directly on top of your existing floors, this dramatically reduces installation time and eliminates unnecessary disruption to your home. Floor coverings are applied directly on top to our overfloor heating system with no need for additional floor screed, this allows an overfloor heating system to reach its operating temperature in minutes rather than hours or days. An overfloor heating system provides heat up and cool down times comparable with traditional radiators which provides you with the ability to control the temperature of your home with a far higher degree of accuracy than a traditional underfloor system, which in turn makes your home more comfortable and economical heat. Overfloor heating has all the advantages of underfloor heating with none of the drawback that are usually associated with underfloor heating. Overfloor heating is suitable for any floor in any room in any type of property regardless of type or age.
Our low profile insulation boards are incredibly strong, lightweight and faced with 200 micron aluminium foil for optimum heat delivery. These panels can be installed directly on to any existing floor surface.
We only use the finest quality Pert/Al/pert heating pipe in our systems. This pipe is the most widely used floor heating pipe in the world due to its high levels of efficiency that can increase heat output by as much as 8%.
We offer a complete range of thermostatic controls that complement your heating system. These controls allow you to fine tune your comfort levels and make your heating system more economical in operation.