Heating technology has advanced considerably and floor heating is now much more affordable and an efficient way of heating homes. Installing floor heating opens up a whole range of possibilities for homeowners, revolutionising interior design and creating a comfortable gentle and even heat.
All Polyplumb floor heating systems can be installed quickly and simply up to 20% quicker that radiators. Our range of innovative products allow systems to be installed with minimal disruption to existing heating and electrical supplies, and are compatible with standard central heating boilers.
Polyplumb systems are installed in one stage, meaning there is no costly and time consuming second fix stages. The floor heating components are much easier to manoeuvre on site than large, bulky radiators; they can be carried by one person and are less likely to get damaged. There is also very little theft value during installation as opposed to expensive radiators that may have to be stored for periods of time.
As well as being virtually maintenance free, Polyplumb systems are covered by the Polypipe 50 year guarantee. There are no joints in pipework within the flooring, significantly reducing the possibility of leaks. Polyplumb floor heating products are subject to rigorous testing and all manufacturing processes are in accordance with BS EN ISO 9002.
Floor heating also eliminates the general need for maintenance and decoration of radiators e.g. removing radiators to paint the walls.
Simple To Control
Polypipe manufacture a range of water and room temperature control solutions, allowing you to source a complete, integrated system from a single supplier. The range includes a number of control products, with options to suit a variety of lifestyle patterns, and the abilities to control different rooms independently.
Polyplumb floor heating systems use the flexibility of polybutylene pipe to provide a solution for all house and room types. We also have a range of unique and innovative products, including the zonal regulation unit (ZRU) and electric heat unit (EHU, which are excellent enablers and allow floor heating to be incorporated into single rooms or refurbishment projects with minimal disruption to existing heating and electrical supplies.
Polyplumb floor heating eliminates the need for unsightly radiators, and offers the freedom to design rooms in imaginative and creative ways. This provides more useable wall space, and is ideal for rooms where there is already limited wall space eg loft conversions, conservatories and bathrooms, allowing better utilisation of the areas usually restricted by radiators.
The environment created by floor heating is different to that produced by radiators. Floor heating systems emit gentle radiant warmth across the entire floor surface, ensuring the room is heated evenly, eliminating draughts and cold spots, and producing a warm, comfortable atmosphere. It creates a warm zone about two meters from the floor level, making your feet a few degrees warmer than your head – ideal comfort conditions.
Floor heating systems can be more economical to run than a radiator based system. As they demand a low temperature rise output from the boiler, they are ideally suited to achieving maximum economy from a condensing boiler or heat pump. However, they are just as efficient with higher temperature heat sources, e.g. solar and solid fuel, where the correct water temperature can be set at the point of distribution.
Clean and Safe
Securing heating in the floor prevents any potential hazards from radiators – such as sharp, protruding edges and extremely hot surfaces. Contact with radiators at their normal operating temperatures, which can be up to 80oC, can cause deep skin burns within minutes.
Floor heating is also much cleaner than radiator systems. It reduces the air circulation within the room, minimising airborne dust particles, and does not cause dirty walls a common problem with radiators.
Range of Solutions
Whatever type of project you’re working on, from large new build developments to individual self-build projects, or whole house refurbishments to single room DIY projects, there is a Polyplumb floor heating product for you.