Underfloor heating case study
Products: OneBoard® structural system, SUPERflex™-12 pipe, Quantum thermostats
When tradespeople carry out work on their own homes, they want to use the very best products from companies who have always supported them in the past. That’s why, when one of Continal Underfloor Heating’s existing customers decided to fit underfloor heating in his own property, he knew who to call.
The underfloor heating was to be installed across two floors of the home – a 74m2 ground floor, and a 67m2 first floor. A standard EasyFix™ screed system was used on the ground floor, with SUPERflex™-16 pipe fixed in place using 50mm staples, before being encased in a liquid screed.
Ceiling height restrictions on the first floor meant that UFH on that level needed to be as thin as possible, so as not to impact on the finished room heights. After discussing the system with the client, Continal’s Technical Sales Adviser recommended he chose the low-profile OneBoard® structural system, which can be laid directly onto joists to ensure a minimum floor build height.
OneBoard® is a composite chipboard panel with built-in heat dissipation foil, which is strong enough to be used as the finished floor construction. It has been cleverly designed to incorporate pipe returns within the chipboard without compromising the structure. SUPERflex™-12 pipe can be pressed easily into the precisely engineered grooves at 150mm pipe centres and, with a capping of 6mm ply, OneBoard® can be used with any floor covering.
“Continal provided great service from start to finish, and were always at the end of the phone to answer technical questions.”
Because the UFH system was being installed in his own home, the installer was clear that he wanted to fit the very latest technology, so the Continal Adviser recommended fitting our advanced Quantum digital thermostats throughout the home. The digital thermostats are stylish and modern in design, with a self-learning function that means they will quickly and easily adjust to the user’s habits. All the digital and RF Quantum thermostats are app-controlled and can be operated remotely using a smart phone or tablet, or via the intuitive interface and the large, 3.25” backlit screen. They are also Amazon Alexa-compatible, so can be integrated into a home’s wider control system.
For more information on Continal’s wide range of UFH products and systems, please contact us here.