Underfloor heating trade training

Want to know more about UFH? Perhaps you are new to it, or have only fitted a few systems. Or maybe you are an “old hand” who wants to get up to date with the latest systems and techniques.

Whatever your level of experience, we are sure you’ll find these free-to-attend Master Classes useful. Hosted by Chris Ingram, Continal’s founder and nine-times Chairman of the UFH trade association, you’ll have the chance to ask your questions and get advice direct from the UK’s “Chief Geek”.

“Thanks for a great seminar last night. It’s always good to hear from someone who really does know their stuff!”

FREE - UFH trade training

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Underfloor heating basics

(Module 1)
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How UFH heats a room and a little-known fact about “radiators”. Matching the heat loss easily with UFH. System components. Control strategies. System plumbing planning. Introduction to different fitting systems. Floor coverings.

(Plus: Ask the geek Q & A)

Tue 24th Nov and 1st Dec – 10am, 3pm and 6pm

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Overfloor UFH systems

(Module 2)
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Does size matter? Different types of systems on the market and when to use them. Why kPa matters. Do over floor systems provide enough insulation? Common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Reaction times and real outputs.

(Plus: Ask the geek Q & A)

Wed 25th Nov and 2nd Dec – 10am

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Solid floor UFH systems

(Module 3)
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Traditional screed vs. liquid screed vs. dry screed boards. Deep thermal mass systems. Structural slabs. Drying times and when you can safely lay a wood floor. Does snail pattern give any benefit? Installation tips.

(Plus: Ask the geek Q & A)

Wed 25th Nov and 2nd Dec – 1pm

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UFH for joist floors

(Module 4)
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Radiators are often specified because UFH is seen as “hard” with joist floors. The various methods are explored and the time vs. cost vs. efficiency is discussed. Using overfloor systems. Using plates. Traditional dry mix. Is insulation needed?

(Plus: Ask the geek Q & A)

Wed 25th Nov and 2nd Dec – 4pm

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Dry mix / PUG – the unfashionable system

(Module 5)
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PUG / drymix systems are the forgotten fitting system, out of fashion, unloved in this age of shiny over floor systems, but they solve a lot of problems. What is a drymix system? Why are they not in fashion? How they can solve hard to heat properties where floor height is an issue.

(Plus: Ask the geek Q & A)

Thu 26th Nov and 3rd Dec – 10am

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Manifolds and mixers

(Module 6)
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Manifolds and mixers are all the same aren’t they? Chris looks at the key features of manifolds, critiques various models, and shows you what to avoid. Blending valve mixers, injection systems and electronic control are covered, and we explore how to handle small areas easily.

(Plus: Ask the geek Q & A)

Thu 26th Nov and 3rd Dec – 1pm

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Pipes and pipe spacing for UFH

(Module 7)
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All the different types of pipe used for UFH, when to spec them, and pitfalls to avoid. What should you look for with a UFH pipe. And the impact of different pipe spacings and laying patterns.

(Plus: Ask the geek Q & A)

Thu 26th Nov and 3rd Dec – 4pm

Upcoming online trade training

Want to know more about UFH system design, commissioning and trouble-shooting? These courses will be running early in the new year.

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