Hep2O underfloor heating provides a family home with an energy efficient solution
Having a warm and comfortable space to come home to in the winter months is just as important as having a vibrant and relaxing space to enjoy in the summer. This was a key consideration for Bill and Vicki Douglas, following a recent extension of their family home. So, when it came to selecting a heating system, they turned to Hep2O for an underfloor heating (UFH) solution.
The Douglas’s extension involved the building of a beautiful 25m2 orangery. Central to the brief was the need for a heating solution that would connect and integrate the existing part of their property – their kitchen – with the new extension. To meet these requirements, Hep2O UFH products were selected to link the new to existing areas and ensure an even heat distribution across both.
The UFH was installed into the new orangery extension using the Hep2O staple system, and into the existing kitchen using the panel system, in between joists/battens. The manufacturer’s staple systems offer a cost effective solution for screeded floors, as well as flexibility of design, which was essential for a project of this nature. Furthermore, joist panels sit between the joists and do not effect build height, making it ideal for existing properties.
Panel systems were used to cover the 10m2 .kitchen area which led into the orangery, where the staple systems were used to cover 25m2 of the new floor area. In total 80m coils of pipe were used. This system also provides the Douglas’s with the benefit of being able to control the heating temperature from a phone, with Neo Hub.
Commenting on the project, Steve Harris, Technical Services Engineer at the company said: “It was great to work with the Douglas’s in order to help them find an energy efficient heating solution for their home, whilst also ensuring maximum comfort. We use tools such as our HepCalc, a proprietary UFH system calculator, to precisely determine and scope out the most effective products for the project, and the quantities required.”
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Bill Douglas added: “Our new underfloor heating system really complements our new orangery and we’re not the only ones chuffed with it either, our two dogs seem to have a new favourite room too. The installation of the UFH system was seamless, we initially thought that it may be a very complicated job as we wanted the underfloor heating system to move from the extension into our kitchen, but this wasn’t an issue at all.”
Each underfloor heating project is different and can present challenges along the way. With a wide variety of products available, Hep2O offers a range of solutions that can help tackle these issues, so you can make the best decision for the project.