Underfloor Heating Product Guide Surface heating and cooling solutions by Wavin

Underfloor Heating Product Guide Surface heating and cooling solutions by Wavin
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Surface heating and cooling
solutions by Wavin
Underfloor Heating
Product Guide
For residential and light
commercial applications
Solutions for Essentials
Contents
About Underfloor Heating
Dry construction floor systems
Thermoboard Manifolds,
UFH: Basic principles and benefits
Foiled Polystyrene
Controls and Thermostats
3
for joisted/battened floors
System Selection guidance
The three elements of UFH
4
Project considerations
5
Layout guidance
6
Typical heat outputs
7
System selector
8
12
Foiled Polystyrene
for fully floating floors
14
Modular Wood
15
Existing subfloor systems
Low-Build 15
16
Low-Build 25
17
Thermoboard UFH solutions
Special floor solutions
Screeded floor systems
Raised Access floors
18
Staples9
Acoustic floor constructions
19
System Plates
10
UFH pipe and fittings
Pocketed Polystyrene
11
UFH pipe
20
Fittings20
Thermoboard is the name for underfloor
heating and cooling solutions from Wavin.
Composite manifold system
21
Single circuit control pack 22
Standard controls
22
Networked controls
24
Touch Pad and NetMonitor
24
Specification and ordering
QuickCalc instant quote facility
25
FullSpec service
25
General information
Technical advice and assistance
26
Warranties and guarantees
26
Standard product list
27
advanced
UFH
technology
We give you an unrivalled combination
of proven technology, in-depth expertise
and reliable service.
This Underfloor Heating Product Guide provides descriptions
of the Thermoboard product systems, manifolds and controls
that work together to deliver our UFH system solutions.
The Guide will also help you to identify and select precisely
the right UFH system to deliver project success for each
individual project you undertake.
Whatever your UFH needs, Thermoboard can satisfy them all:
for new and existing floors and for all types of floor construction.
With our long experience, we’re UFH specialists who can be
relied upon to give you total peace of mind.
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About Underfloor Heating
UFH: Basic principles
and benefits
Radiated heat (UFH)
20°
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A UFH
Underfloor Heating (UFH) using piped warm water is the most modern
and energy-efficient option for heating homes and other buildings.
UFH also delivers the most comfortable warmth for occupants, as
well as other practical benefits.
20°
20°
floor only needs heating
to 26-28°C (similar to hand
Energy-efficient comfort
20°
Performance Advantages
temperature) to achieve the
20°
20°
20°
20°
20°
20°
20°
20°
required room temperature
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Therefore,
UFH requires lower
26°- 28°
26°- 28°
26°- 28°
26°- 28°
temperatures for heated water:
– 40-45°C for concrete (screeded) floors
– 50-60°C for timber floor constructions
NOTE: radiators typically require water heated to 70-80°C.
Heating principles
With UFH, the floor is gently heated by piped warm water
(or alternatively by electric cable) and the heating energy is emitted
from the floor by natural radiation. This heat is absorbed by other
surfaces in the room which then also emit warmth.
The result is an all-round, more even warmth than is typically
achieved by other space heating techniques.
Radiators, for example, use room air to transfer the heat, mostly
by convection. This reliance on the convection of air to heat the
room results in uneven warmth and higher temperatures at ceiling
height compared with floor level. As radiators intrude on the usable
space within a room, there is a general desire to keep them as
compact as possible. As a consequence of this, the piped water
has to be hotter than for UFH in order to achieve the same level
of comfort for the occupants.
Heat sources
Plumbed UFH uses piped warmed water from any primary heat
source. This may be from a conventional domestic boiler that is
also supplying domestic hot water.
In some situations, the boiler may be supplying heated water
for radiators as well as for UFH.
Alternative sources of warmed water may be heat pumps or
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Lower
water temperatures mean better energy efficiency with fuel
bills up to 20% lower (see SOURCE)
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More
even room temperature ensures all round comfortable warmth
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Silent
running – no expansion creaking or water flow noise
SOURCE: Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes: Domestic Heating systems
ranked by carbon emissions, version 2.
Practical Advantages
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Unhindered
room layout
– because there are no wall-mounted radiators
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Healthier
environment
– because less dust is circulating in the air
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Decreased
irritants
– as the warm floor inhibits the breeding of dust mites and fungi
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Greater
safety
– because there are no exposed hot surfaces
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Low
maintenance
– no radiators to redecorate or renew, or to be
‘dropped’ to allow room redecoration
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UFH
is ideal for connection to renewable energy sources
(e.g. heat pumps and geothermal systems)
– because lower water temperatures are required
Convected heat
heat sources because it requires water at lower temperatures
Typical Comparison
with Radiated Heat
than traditional heating techniques.
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Requires
solar water heating. UFH is especially suited for such renewable
Comparison of radiated heat from UFH and convected heat from
traditional radiators shows the typical differences between these
heating options – and the main benefits of UFH.
24°
higher temperature
at heat source: using water at
Principal advantages of UFH
27°
20°
20°
20°
19°
19°
50°
45°C with radiators would
require the radiator to be three
24°
21°
18°
17°
17°
18°
17°
times larger than normal for it to
produce the same amount of heat.
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Hot
air at ceiling level and cooler at floor level, often with
associated draughts, so there is uneven warmth
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Significant
heat loss through windows, walls and ceilings,
representing wasted energy costs
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Dust
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Dry,
carried round room in convection currents
re-heated air causing a stuffy atmosphere
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Convective
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air currents (e.g. above radiators) that can stain walls
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System Selection Guidance
The three
essential elements
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Floor products
The choice of floor product
is influenced by several factors:
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Whether
Plumbed UFH comprises three key elements that work together
to deliver the required heating performance and effect:
1.Floor products incorporating UFH pipe: to create the
pipework circuits within the floor that will emit heat. Many floor
products help to hold the pipe at the correct spacing to ensure
even distribution of heat across the floor surface above.
2.Manifold: to provide flow and return circulation of warm water
at the correct temperature and flow rate to ensure an even,
comfortable temperature across the whole floor surface.
3.Controls: to monitor water and air temperature and signal the
heat source. In effect, the nerve centre of the installed system.
The careful selection of each of these is critical to the efficient
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Its
the floor is being newly constructed or already exists
type of construction: solid/screeded or dry/timber – or special
floor constructions such as Acoustic or Raised Access floors
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The
size and shape of the space to be heated
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The
type of floor finish that will be installed over the UFH (see page 5)
A solution to suit any combination of these factors, without
compromise, can be found within the Thermoboard product range
(see pages 9-19).
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Manifolds
A manifold is required wherever UFH is to be installed to serve two
or more plumbed circuits from the same primary heat source.
When underfloor heating is being connected to a high temperature
operational performance of the entire installation.
heat source which also controls hot water or other heat emitters,
Thermoboard is dedicated to ensuring that precisely the right
required temperature for the system.
combination of these essentials can be selected for each project
a mixing unit is connected to the manifold to mix the water to the
type and location.
Thermoboard has manifold solutions that can be tailored to each
Key criteria for each integrated solution are:
number of individual UFH circuits up to a maximum of 12 circuits
lAppropriate
(see page 21).
lMaximum
lReliable
situation. Our Composite Manifold can be sized to serve the exact
heat output when and where needed
energy-efficiency
Single circuit installations which require water temperature control
time and temperature control as required
will be connected to their heat source via a mixing unit, but will not
require a full manifold.
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Controls
As with any type of heating, UFH operation requires time and
temperature control.
The choice of controls will initially
be based on these key factors:
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Whether
wired or wireless installation is practical or preferred
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Requirement
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Number
for programmed or non-programmed operation
of individual circuits – and whether these are to be
controlled separately or linked
In addition, special operational features and functions may be included
to enhance convenience (e.g. remote operation) or operational
safeguards for householders (e.g. frost settings, child/interface lock).
Thermoboard UFH controls provide a comprehensive choice for
solutions tailored to the specific needs of each installation – and the
preferences of the householders (see pages 22-24).
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System Selection Guidance
Project considerations
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Rigid
insulation panels Required beneath all UFH systems.
Their thickness should comply with current Building Regulations
and/or standards.
Floor construction
Thermoboard systems that include insulation panels use extruded
Selecting the right underfloor heating elements for a project is
polystyrene (XPS). XPS provides superior strength and moisture
always influenced first by the type of floor construction that
resistance over other insulation types.
underlies the chosen floor finish.
For UFH projects, these are broadly categorised into screeded,
dry construction and special floor construction.
Screeded Floors
Floors laid onto a solid sub-floor onto which a sand/cement or
liquid screed will be applied over an insulating layer.
When UFH pipework is incorporated, the screed is a good
conductor of heat and acts as a heat diffuser.
Dry Construction Floors
Floors constructed in various forms, typically using timber:
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Joisted
Parallel softwood or engineered joists supporting a floor deck,
typically at 400mm or 600mm centres
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Battened
Parallel timber battens placed at regular intervals across a main
structural floor.
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Edge
expansion foam is typically installed around the perimeter
of a room to allow for thermal expansion of floor screed.
Thermoboard Edge Expansion Foam, with its adhesive backing
and integral gaiter, is specifically designed to prevent the screed
bridging to the wall or the sub-floor below the floor’s insulation.
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In
transit from manifold to heating area Flow and return
pipes to and from the primary heat source should be insulated.
This reduces localised overheating.
Warm-up times
Warm-up time of any UFH system is a function of the thermal
mass of the floor:
l
Thick
floor screeds take longer to reach the target surface
temperature and hold temperature for longer.
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Thin
screeds and timber floors begin emitting heat sooner
and cool down faster.
Heat diffuser
If the joists/battens are regularly spaced, UFH may be placed
UFH needs to spread its energy evenly through the floor mass so
between them, and in contact with the underside of the floor deck
that the overlying floor surface does not have hot spots or cold spots.
that is supported by the floor structure.
Screed acts as a heat diffuser. For Thermoboard dry construction
However, the joists/battens may be irregularly spaced in some
systems, a highly-conductive aluminium diffuser is pre-fitted into
situations, particularly in older properties. In such cases, UFH would
insulation panels. This wraps around the UFH pipe and spreads
be installed across, and supported by, the floor structure.
across the panel surface to evenly heat the floor above.
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Fully-floating
A floor deck (typically tongue-and-groove panels) that is not
Floor finishes
secured to the underlying structure. A 10mm expansion gap
All UFH installations are overlaid with a final floor finish. This may be:
around the floor perimeter allows for expansion due to seasonal
carpet; resilient vinyl; linoleum (or equivalent); stone; ceramics; timber
changes in humidity and moisture content.
or laminate.
In this case, UFH is supported by the floor structure and either lies
As with different types of floor construction, the thermal resistance
under the floor deck or is integrated within it.
of each floor finish option varies. This can affect heat output –
Special Floor Constructions
for more information, please see the tables on page 7.
These include Raised Access floors incorporating an accessible
Allowance should be made for the thermal resistance of the floor
underfloor void (page 18); and Acoustic floors to minimise
finish, in combination with that of the floor construction, to ensure
transferred sound (page 19).
this will not prevent efficient heating performance.
Insulation
Selection Advice
Insulation within any floor construction ensures that heating energy is
If you have any queries about any of these project considerations, advice is available
on request if required (see page 26).
not wasted. Some of our UFH systems include insulation panels with
pre-cut channels to hold the pipe. With other Thermoboard systems,
insulation is separately selected, sourced and installed according to
the floor type.
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System Selection Guidance
Layout guidance
Thermoboard
System
Staples
Pipe centres and pipe layout pattern are two key considerations.
For consistent heat output, the UFH pipe runs should be placed
UFH Pipe
(diameter)
Spacing
(pipe centres)
16mmflexible
System Plates16mm
multiples of 75mm
(typically 225mm)
Pocketed Polystyrene
16mm
options: 150/200/300mm
the potential output.
Foiled Polystyrene
Low-Build 25
16mm
options: 150/200/300mm
In some Thermoboard floor products, pipe spacing and layout
Low-Build 1510mm 150mm
patterns are pre-determined at consistent centres. Others allow
Modular Wood10mm
100mm
pipe runs to be spaced at wider centres or closer together. Closer
Raised Access16mm
300mm
at consistently spaced centres. The closer the spacing, the greater
spacing may be required in specific areas where higher outputs are
wanted (e.g. near large windows). Smaller pipe centres are usually
necessary close to the manifold.
Typical single room layout – Spiral
Recommended pipe centres
For typical heat output, using 16mm pipe and a boiler,
recommended pipe spacing is at 200mm centres. However, for
some projects, smaller or greater spacing may be appropriate.
Typical pipe layout patterns
Basic Square
Conservatory
L-Shaped
Irregular Shape
There are two typical patterns for laying UFH pipe:
Spiral
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Initially
at 400mm centres:
follows room shape in a spiral
to the middle
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Then
reversed out from
middle: leaves pipe spacing
at 200mm centres
This pattern is possible with two
Thermoboard systems – Staples
Typical multi-room layout – Spiral
(page 9) and System Plates (page 10).
Serpentine
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Pipe
laid in parallel runs up and
down room length, with loop
turns at each end
Thermoboard systems with
pre-determined pipe spacing all
If there’s a choice, which pipe layout?
1
2
3
4
Manifold
5
use the serpentine pattern.
Serpentine patterns can cause greater outward pressure on pipe
fixings because tighter turns are needed to achieve close centres.
With spiral patterns, close centres can generally be achieved
without excessively tight turns but planning is required to
determine the extent of the heated area each pipe will cover,
before starting installation.
This may influence which layout is preferable if the selected system
does not have panels with pre-determined pipe spacing and layout.
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System Selection Guidance
Typical heat outputs
Heat source efficiency
When using a condensing boiler with UFH the return temperature
is typically below 55°C, enabling it to run in condensing mode
The heat output of any given underfloor heating system is the
unlike heating systems which require higher water temperatures.
result of a combination of factors: UFH system installed, floor
This provides a 3% increase in boiler efficiency throughout the
finish installed over it, the UFH pipe spacing and the designed
normal operating range of UFH.
flow/return temperatures. All of these factors are considered
When using either air source or ground source heat pumps the
when a UFH system is designed.
following table taken from the “Heat Emitter Guide for Domestic
System performance: KH, W/m²K
Heat Pumps”, published by the Department of Energy and Climate
How to calculate the heat output of a system
using KH values
of guidance to optimise the Seasonal Performance Factor and
Change and the Energy Savings Trust, is recommended as a source
reduce running costs.
Heat output = KH x difference between the mean water and
room air temperatures.
Example 1: A System Plates system with pipes spaced at 225mm
centres and a 1.5Tog carpet laid over. With a room air temperature
of 21°C and a mean water temperature of 50°C.
Likely heat pump SPF
GSHP
ASHP
Heating circuit
flow temp, ºC
35 4.33.6
40 4.13.4
45 3.73.0
Heat output = 2.35 x (50-21) = 2.35 x 29 = 68W/m2
Example 2: A Foiled Polystyrene system with 18mm gypsum fibre
board, 150mm pipe centres and 0.07Tog Tiles. With a room air
50 3.42.7
55 3.12.4
60 2.82.1
temperature of 20°C and a mean water temperature of 35°C.
Heat output = 4.78 x (35-20) = 4.78 x 15 = 72W/m2
Thermoboard
System
Staples
inc 65mm Screed
Pipe
Centres
No
Covering
10mm
Tiles
25mm
Stone
0.00
0.07
0.15
4mm
Vinyl
7mm
Laminate
6mm
Carpet
18mm
Timber
TOG value of typical floor finish
0.16
0.44
0.75
1.13
12mm
Carpet
12mm Carpet
+ 4mm
underlay
1.50
2.00
100mm6.055.775.485.454.644.003.423.01 2.58
150mm5.174.954.734.704.073.553.082.73 2.38
200mm4.464.284.104.083.583.162.782.49 2.19
300mm3.353.243.133.122.802.532.272.08 1.86
System Plates
inc 65mm Screed
150mm5.074.864.644.614.003.503.052.71 2.36
225mm4.063.913.763.743.312.952.612.352.08
300mm3.283.183.073.062.762.502.252.06 1.84
Pocketed Polystyrene 150mm4.594.414.234.213.693.262.862.57 2.26
inc 65mm Screed
200mm3.963.833.683.663.252.912.592.34 2.08
300mm3.022.932.842.832.572.352.141.97 1.78
Foiled Polystyrene/
Low-Build 25
inc. 18mm T&G Chipboard
150mm3.37*3.283.183.172.882.612.342.13 1.90
200mm2.95*2.882.812.802.562.352.121.94 1.74
300mm2.04*2.011.971.971.841.721.601.49 1.37
Foiled Polystyrene/
Low-Build 25
inc. 18mm Gypsum
Fibre Board
Low-Build 15**
150mm4.96 4.784.584.563.983.493.032.68 2.32
200mm4.284.143.993.973.523.132.752.45 2.14
300mm2.892.822.752.742.512.302.081.90 1.71
150mm3.993.863.723.713.302.952.612.34 2.06
Modular Wood***
100mm3.303.233.133.122.842.582.322.11 1.88
Raised Access
300mm2.942.872.792.782.552.332.101.92 1.72
* Laying a 20mm hardwood floor finish directly over foiled polystyrene is equivalent to having no floor covering.
** Includes 12mm T&G plywood, some floor finishes will allow this to be reduced or removed completely.
*** Where pipes are connected from above, access panels will typically reduce the heated floor area by 17%.
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System Selection Guidance
System selector
Identification of the right Thermoboard UFH system for your project
normally starts from the type of floor construction.
Using this selector can lead you quickly to the system, or system
options, that will ideally suit your project.
which
system ?
dry
construction
floor
screeded
floor
new
existing
access
floor
new
battened
existing
joisted
access
from
above
options
options
options
staples
(page 9)
low-build
15
(page 16)
foiled
polystyrene
(page 12-14)
system
plates
(page 10)
low-build
25
(page 17)
modular
wood
(page 15)
floating
access
from
below
battened
joisted
access
from
above
pocketed
polystyrene
(page 11)
foiled
polystyrene
(page 12-13)
raised
access
access
from
below
options
foiled
polystyrene
(page 12-14)
floating
options
foiled
polystyrene
(page 12-13)
foiled
polystyrene
(page 14)
modular
wood
(page 15)
low-build
15
(page 16)
low-build
15
(page 16)
low-build
25
(page 17)
raised access
system
(page 18)
low-build
25
(page 17)
Underfloor heating can also be incorporated into Acoustic
Floor constructions. The selection options are the same as for
non-acoustic floors and dependent on the floor construction
(see page 19 for further information).
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Floor Products for Screeded Floors
Staples
Overview
Product
1
Basic system for placing/fixing 16mm
2
UFH pipe.
Application
Fixing UFH pipe to rigid insulation panels
on a solid floor slab before screeding.
3
4
Features and benefits
Product
l
Staples
5
to fix pipe in position on
rigid insulation
l
Lowest
6
material cost
System construction
Design/Installation
l
Pipe
1 Edge expansion foam: with adhesive
spacing/layout at installer’s discretion
backing and gaiter to prevent screed
NOTE: 200mm centres normally offer the best balance
of performance and cost.
l
Installer
ingress under insulation
marks top of insulation to indicate
2 Sand/cement or proprietary screed
pipe positioning/spacing
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Full
3 16mm UFH pipe
flexibility to set pipe layout and
4 Staples
spacing to suit specific project needs
l
Independent
choice of insulation panels
to suit thermal and acoustic properties
as required
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Suits
irregularly shaped floor areas
l
Staple
gun available to installer: enables
5 Insulation panels: independent choice
to suit required thermal/acoustic
System Performance
l
Heat
performance
output subject to pipe spacing and
6 Level solid sub-floor
layout consistency, see heat output tables
on page 7.
pipe fixing from standing position
Select this system if
ll
Fastest
l
You
installation time is not a priority
are ready to independently select,
Select an alternative
system if
lYou need easy-to-determine pipe spacing
source and lay floor insulation panels,
and/or pipe shielded from accidental
and to decide pipe spacing
damage during installation: consider
You
l
l
Risk
want lowest possible materials cost
System Plates (page 10) or Pocketed
of damage to pipework by other
Polystyrene (page 11)
trades during installation is minimal/not
an issue
section view
You
l
want a system that includes floor
insulation panels and/or reduces
required screed depth: consider
Pocketed Polystyrene (page 11)
You
l
are installing on an existing
screeded floor and not planning to
dig out the current floor: consider
Low-Build 15 (page 16) or
Transitional Areas
Where pipes need to be supported and secured for run up
wall to manifold: Curved Pipe Supports and Clamps are
available (see page 27).
Low-Build 25 (page 17)
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Floor Products for Screeded Floors
System Plates
Overview
Product
Plastic sheets with pre-formed grips to hold
1
UFH pipe in position.
2
Application
Placement over rigid insulation panels
on a solid floor slab before pipe installation
3
and screeding.
4
Features and benefits
Product
lMoulded
sheets lock together:
5
prevents screed ingress under Plates
l
Strong
enough to support on-site foot
6
traffic or wheelbarrows before screeding
System construction
1 Edge expansion foam: with adhesive
Design/Installation
backing and gaiter to prevent screed
lSheets easily trimmed to size with
ingress under Plates and insulation
utility knife
l
Moulded
2 Sand/cement or proprietary screed
pipe grips designed to
3 16mm UFH pipe
– make regular spacing easy
4 System Plates
(in multiples of 75mm)
5 Insulation panels: independent
NOTE: 225mm centres normally offer the best
balance of performance and cost.
lIndependent
to suit thermal and acoustic properties
– allow diagonal pipe placement
as required
if layout requires
– protect pipe from foot/wheel traffic
Easy,
l
before screeding
lNo
choice to suit required thermal/
acoustic performance
6 Level solid sub-floor
fast installation
NOTE: spiral pattern recommended = more even floor
surface temperature.
measuring of pipe position needed
lLayout
choice of insulation panels
System Performance
flexibility to suit specific
section view
lThe supported pipe position improves
project needs
screed wrap around the pipe reducing
voids and increasing performance
Select this system if
lYou
lYou want to ensure regular pipe spacing
l
You
are ready to independently select,
source and lay floor insulation panels
l
Risk
of damage to pipework by other
trades during installation is an issue
want a system that includes floor
insulation panels and/or reduces required
screed depth and/or minimises installation
time: consider Pocketed Polystyrene
(page 11)
You
l
are installing on an existing
screeded floor and not planning to
Select an alternative
system if
dig out the current floor: consider
Low-Build 15 (page 16) or
Low-Build 25 (page 17)
lYou want lowest material cost, and
installation time/risk of accidental pipe
Transitional Areas
Where System Plates are not required or practical
and/or where pipes need to be closely placed together
(e.g. on approach to manifold): pipes may be anchored
to insulation using Staples system (see page 9).
Where pipes need to be supported and secured
for run up wall to manifold: Curved Pipe Supports
and Clamps are available (see page 27).
damage are not an issue: consider
Staples (page 9)
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Floor Products for Screeded Floors
Pocketed
Polystyrene
Overview
Product
1
2
Insulation panels with pre-routed screed
pockets and channels to hold UFH pipe.
Application
3
Placement on a solid floor slab before pipe
4
installation and screeding.
Features and benefits
Product
lMachined
panels: used in place of plain 5
insulation and separate pipe fixing products
lPockets
System construction
encourage screed to wrap
1 Edge expansion foam: with adhesive
round pipe
lComplementary
backing and gaiter to prevent screed
end-panels insulate flow
ingress under insulation
and return pipework, and support pipe turns
lInsulation
2 Sand/cement or proprietary screed
thickness options:
3 16mm UFH pipe: at pre-determined 150,
25, 35, 50 and 75mm
200 or 300mm centres
Design/Installation
lEasy,
fast and consistent installation
lInsulation
and UFH pipe base installed
simultaneously: saves labour time/costs
lReduced
cost from reduced screed depth:
typically 17mm less depth of screed than
with a staples system
lReduced
lCan
screed = reduced drying time
be walked on during installation
Select this system if
lYou’d like a system that includes the
floor insulation
l
You
want/prefer pre-determined pipe
spacing with guaranteed heat output
l
You
want to minimise required quantity/
depth of screed to enable faster job
4 Pocketed Polystyrene panels (insulation)
lPanels
and foot traffic
lPipe
held in place: no tripping hazard
System Performance
lReduced
screed = quicker floor heat-up
in service
lFixed
pipe centres ensure thermal
Select an alternative
system if
lYou would prefer to independently
select floor insulation panels and/or
decide pipe spacing: consider Staples
(page 9) or System Plates (page 10)
You
l
want lowest materials cost, and
installation time/risk of accidental pipe
in service
damage are not an issue: consider
of damage to pipework by other
trades during installation is an issue
Staples (page 9)
You
l
are installing on an existing
screeded floor and not planning to
dig out the current floor: consider
Low-Build 15 (page 16) or
Low-Build 25 (page 17)
Email: [email protected]
section view
performance consistency
completion/quicker floor heat-up
Risk
l
5 Level solid sub-floor
protect pipe from wheelbarrows
Transitional Areas
For transitional areas, dedicated channel panels are
available which insulate the flow and return pipes
reducing localised overheating.
Where pipes need to be supported and secured
for run up wall to manifold: Curved Pipe Supports
and Clamps are available (see page 27).
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Floor Products for Dry Construction Floors
Foiled Polystyrene
For joisted/battened floors
Overview
Product
Insulation panels with pre-fitted heat diffuser
and pre-routed channels for UFH pipe.
Application
Placement within new or existing timber
joisted and battened floor constructions.
In joisted applications, installation work for
this system may be from either above or
below the floor construction.
Features and benefits
Product
Transitional Areas
lPipe
For transitional areas, dedicated channel panels are
available which insulate the flow and return pipes
reducing localised overheating.
and diffuser is fully constrained by
the insulation: enables full contact with
overlying floor deck
lInsulation
thickness options: joisted
Either this system,
or Modular Wood,
is suitable if
floors = 50/75mm, battened floors =
25/35/50/75mm
lPanels
to suit 400 and 600mm joists
lSupplied
with integral PET film
Design/Installation
lSeparate
diffuser plate not required
lEasy/fast
installation
lNo
lInsulation
can be neatly trimmed using
do not intend to run major service
Select this system if
lThe
room is irregular in shape and
you want to ensure the entire floor
battens layout
film shields pipe channels from
dirt and debris, enabling better contact
area is heated
For battened floors:
lYou
intend to run major service
For existing joisted/battened floors:
lWhere
lifting the floor deck is not
planned/not possible: consider
Low-Build 25 (page 17)
are able to/intend to lift the existing
floor deck
lYou
cannot lift the floor deck/gain
System Performance
access from above – but can do so
lFloor
from below
structure has low thermal mass =
consider Modular Wood (page 15)
lYou
For existing joisted floors:
lThe
joists are regularly spaced, ideally
at 400mm or 600mm centres
pipe centres ensure consistent
thermal output
lPlastic
Modular Wood (page 15)
Low-Build 15 (page 16) or
heat diffuser
lFixed
part of the installation requires a
weather-resistant floor deck: consider
For existing joisted/battened floors:
between the pipe and the aluminium
fast response to heat demand changes
This system is recommended when
film prevents floor ticking caused
by the diffuser’s expansion and contraction
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battens will be/are set out with
lAny
pipes/cabling within the floor void:
in serpentine pattern to follow joists/
lPlastic
joists will be/are regularly spaced
pipes/cabling within the floor void
circular saw
lPipe
consider Modular Wood (page 15)
lYou
simultaneously: saves labour time/costs
lPanels
joists or battens will be/are
lThe
regular spacing
and UFH pipe base installed
lThe
For new or existing joisted floors:
lThe
no delay of laying floor deck
Select an alternative
system if
irregularly spaced for some reason:
For new or existing battened floors:
pugging or wet trades required:
Where pipes need to be supported and secured for run
up wall to manifold: Curved Pipe Supports and Clamps
are available (see page 27).
lThe
planned floor finish is engineered
or solid wood
Telephone: 01392 444122
Fax: 01392 444135
Floor Products for Dry Construction Floors
1
System construction
(joisted floors)
1 Timber floor deck
2
2 16mm UFH pipe: placed into
3
pre-cut channels at 200mm centres
3 Foiled Polystyrene batten/joist panel
(insulation) with pre-fitted aluminium
diffuser and polyethylene film
4 Joists with plastic ‘L’ brackets
4
5
5 End panel (insulation)
Joisted floors
1
section view
System construction
(battened floors)
2
1 Timber floor deck
3
2 16mm UFH pipe: placed into
pre-cut channels at 200mm centres
3 Foiled Polystyrene batten/joist panel
(insulation) with pre-fitted aluminium
diffuser and polyethylene film
5
4
4 Battens
5 End panel (insulation)
Battened floors
Email: [email protected]
section view
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Floor Products for Dry Construction Floors
Foiled
Polystyrene
for fully floating floors
1
Overview
Product
Insulation panels with factory-fitted heat
2
diffuser and channels for UFH pipe.
Insulation panels overlaid/butted closely
together over the whole heating area to
form a continuous insulation layer.
3
Application
For new floating floor constructions or
refurbishment of existing floating floors.
System construction
Features and benefits
1 T&G timber or cementitious floor deck
2 16mm UFH pipe: placed into
Product
pre-cut channels at 200mm centres
lPipe integrated within insulation
3 Foiled Polystyrene floating floor panel
thickness: enables full diffuser contact
(insulation) with pre-fitted aluminium
with overlying floor deck
l
Insulation
diffuser and polyethylene film
thickness options:
NOTE: End panel not shown, but is required
25, 35, 50 and 75mm
lSupplied
for installation.
with integral PET film
System requires
Design/Installation
lThe
l
Separate
diffuser plate not required
l
Easy/fast
installation and pipe placement:
similar timescale for installing non-heated
floating floor
l
Insulation
and UFH pipe base installed
can be neatly trimmed using
floor will need to be battened
film shields pipe channels from
dirt and debris, enabling better contact
between the pipe and the aluminium
For existing fully floating floors:
Select this system if
are able/intend to lift the
Select an alternative
system if
lFor
heat diffuser
existing fully floating floors
Where lifting the existing floor deck
System Performance
is not planned/not possible: consider
l
High
power output
Low-Build 15 (page 16)
l
Floor
structure has low thermal mass =
or Low-Build 25 (page 17)
fast response to heat demand changes
l
Fixed
pipe centres ensure consistent
thermal output
l
Plastic
film prevents floor ticking caused
by the diffuser expansion and contraction
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section view
existing floor deck
in serpentine pattern
lPlastic
or solid wood:
lThe
lYou
circular saw
l
Pipe
If the planned floor finish is engineered
(see pages 12–13)
simultaneously: saves labour time/costs
l
Panels
subfloor construction to be level
Telephone: 01392 444122
Transitional Areas
For transitional areas, dedicated channel panels are
available which insulate the flow and return pipes
reducing localised overheating.
Where pipes need to be supported and secured
for run up wall to manifold: Curved Pipe Supports
and Clamps are available (see page 27).
Fax: 01392 444135
Floor Products for Dry Construction Floors
Modular Wood
Overview
Product
Tongue-and-groove (T&G) P5 chipboard or
WBP plywood panels with integral UFH pipe.
Application
Placement over new or existing softwood or
1
I-beam timber joisted and battened floor constructions. Ideal for non-standard/
inconsistently spaced timber floor constructions.
System construction
2
Features and benefits
3
1 Modular Wood (chipboard or plywood)
T&G panels with pre-fitted UFH pipe
Product
lUFH
at 100mm centres
pipe integrated within floor deck
l100mm
2 10mm UFH pipe
4
pipe spacing provides efficient
3 Insulation beneath floor: glass fibre or
heat transfer
mineral wool between joists/battens;
Options:
or rigid insulation panels supported on
l22mm
thick panels available as chipboard
joists/battens
(for joist centres up to 450mm) or plywood
4 Timber joists (or battens)
(for 600mm joist centres) or 24mm thick
plywood panels
lOther
sizes of panels with different pipe
spacings can also be supplied, if required
lPanels
with waterproof slip-resistant
coating: allowing exposure of deck to
external weather for up to 42 days
lPanels
can be lifted at any time
to gain access to floor void
lPipe
in serpentine pattern
Design/Installation
System Performance
lEnables
lFixed
easy, fast, simultaneous
installation of pipe and floor deck
lPipe
location/layout depicted on
panel surface to assist installer
Either this system,
or Foiled Polystyrene,
is suitable if
For new or existing joisted floors:
lThe
joists will be/are regularly spaced
For new or existing battened floors:
lThe
battens will be/are set out with
regular spacing
pipe centres ensure consistent
thermal output
Transitional Areas
lHigh
power output
lLow
floor mass = faster heat response
Select this system if
lThe
joists/battens are irregularly
spaced for any reason
lAny
part of the installation requires
a weather-resistant floor deck
lRoom
is irregular in shape and you want
to ensure the entire floor area is heated:
consider Foiled Polystyrene (page 12)
For new or existing joisted/battened floors:
lThere
will be major service pipes/cabling
within the floor void
lFor
wet rooms, use plywood
lFor
waterproof working floor deck
choose Protectadek
lIf
spacing exceeds 600mm:
consider Foiled Polystyrene (page 12)
lYou
joist spacing exceeds 450mm centres,
use the plywood option
Email: [email protected]
Select an alternative
system if
lJoist/batten
Panel options (plywood or chipboard)
existing floor deck
Where pipes need to be supported and secured
for run up wall to manifold: Curved Pipe Supports
and Clamps are available (see page 27).
For new or existing battened floors:
For existing joisted/battened floors:
are able/intend to lift the
section view
or a Low-Build system (pages 16–17)
lJoists
are engineered and regularly spaced:
consider Foiled Polystyrene (page 12)
For existing joisted/battened floors:
lWhere
lifting the floor deck is not planned:
consider a Low-Build system (pages 16–17)
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Floor Products for Existing Subfloors
Low-Build 15
Overview
Product
1
Ultra-slim insulation panels with pre-fitted
2
heat diffuser and channels for 10mm
UFH pipe.
Application
3
Direct placement over any existing floors.
Features and benefits
4
Product
lPipe integrated within insulation thickness:
5
enables full diffuser contact with overlying
floor finish
Low
l
System construction
build up height: 15mm excluding
optional load-bearing ply layer
1 Selected floor finish
Design/Installation
2 Optional load-bearing plywood layer
lSeparate end return panel not required
3 10mm UFH pipe: placed into
l
Separate
pre-cut channels at 150mm centres
diffuser plate not required
l
Lightweight
4 Low-Build 15 floor panel (insulation)
panel: easy to cut and install –
with pre-fitted aluminium diffuser
only one person required*
l
Very
l
Pipe
5 Integral end panel (insulation)
low build = minimal rise in floor level
= less disruption to doors/skirting
Select this system if
in serpentine pattern
is less than 26m2
lFixed pipe centres ensure consistent
lArea is to be heated as a single zone
thermal output
able to withstand point loading
l
Energy-efficient:
compared with electric
UFH systems, saves up to two-thirds**
of running costs
Heating
l
control is achieved with either of
two specially-designed control systems:
the Small Room Connection Pack
(92UH006) for areas <6m2 or the Single
Zone Control System (88UH211 and
92UH101, plus 92UH103 (s) if required) for
areas >6m2.
* Qualified electrician required if mains-connected
controls fitted.
** Based on using a SEDBUK A Rated gas boiler,
and wet vs electric UFH systems at typical 2010
domestic energy prices.
If area is greater than 26m2,
select this system if:
section view
lBuild height is critical
l
You
want to minimise disruption
to existing fitted features including
doors and skirting
For existing joisted/battened floors:
You
l
do not want to/intend to lift
the existing floor deck
Select alternative system,
Low-Build 25 (page 17), if
lBuild height is important but NOT critical
l
Existing
skirting is to be replaced
l
Existing
doors are to be replaced,
or removed and planed
l
Where
area is greater than 26m2 and
lowest cost option is sought
16
through-connect channels for pipe
lFloor area to be covered
System Performance
l
Robust:
with pre-cut end-return, flow and
Telephone: 01392 444122
Transitional Areas
For transitional areas, dedicated channel panels are
available which insulate the flow and return pipes
reducing localised overheating.
Curved Pipe Supports and Clamps (see page 27)
are supplied with the Low-Build 15 system for places
where pipes need to be supported and secured for run
up wall to manifold.
Fax: 01392 444135
Floor Products for Existing Subfloors
Low-Build 25
Overview
Product
Slim (25mm depth) insulation panels with
1
pre-fitted heat diffuser and channels for
16mm UFH pipe.
Application
2
Direct placement onto existing
solid/screeded floors.
Features and benefits
3
Product
lPipe integrated within insulation
thickness: enables full diffuser contact
System construction
with overlying floor deck
25mm
l
1 Chipboard floor deck
insulation thickness
lSupplied
2 16mm UFH pipe: placed into
with integral PET film
pre-cut channels at 200mm centres
Design/Installation
3 Low-Build 25 panel (insulation)
lSeparate diffuser plate not required
l
Easy/fast
with pre-fitted aluminium diffuser
installation and pipe placement:
and polyethylene film
similar timescale for installing non-heated
NOTE: 25mm end panel (insulation)
floating floor
Insulation
l
and UFH pipe base installed
simultaneously: saves labour time/costs
l
Panels
can be neatly trimmed using
circular saw
l
Pipe
in serpentine pattern
System Performance
lHigh power output
l
Floor
structure has low thermal mass =
fast response to heat demand changes
l
Fixed
pipe centres ensure consistent
thermal output
l
Plastic
film prevents floor ticking caused
by the diffuser expansion and contraction
also available
Select this system if
lFloor area to be covered is greater
than 26m2
lBuild height is important but NOT critical
l
Existing
skirting is to be replaced
l
Existing
doors are to be replaced,
section view
or removed and planed
l
You
require multiple heating
control zones
Select alternative system,
Low-Build 15 (page 16), if
lThe area is less than 26m2 and is to be
heated as a single zone
l
The
area is greater than 26m2 and build
height is critical
Transitional Areas
For transitional areas, dedicated channel panels are
available which insulate the flow and return pipes
reducing localised overheating.
Where pipes need to be supported and secured
for run up wall to manifold: Curved Pipe Supports
and Clamps are available (see page 27).
Email: [email protected]
www.thermoboard.co.uk
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Solutions for Special Floor Constructions
Raised Access
Floors (RAF)
1
Overview
Product
Modular system carrying UFH pipe on
2
raised brackets.
Application
3
Integration into new RAF installations,
or retrofitting to older types of RAF –
for heating and cooling.
4
Features and benefits
Product
lPipe
5
integrated within insulation/heating
6
module thickness: enables close contact
1 Floor finish
with overlying RAF panels
7
Design/Installation
lRAF
300mm centres into channels
at any time in future
pre-cut into heating modules
system has small footprint: leaves
4 Polystyrene insulation strips
space for good access to underfloor void
lThis
5 RAF bracket
void can be accessed at any time
For selection advice
and guidance
without disrupting the heating system
System Performance
lGalvanised
2 RAF panel
3 16mm UFH pipe: placed at
system/modules can be repositioned
lHeating
System construction
steel surface of RAF panels
6 Pedestal
7 Subfloor
Please contact Thermoboard on
acts as an additional heat diffuser
01392 444122 or
increasing performance
[email protected]
section view
Transitional Areas
Where pipes need to be supported and secured
for run up wall to manifold: Curved Pipe Supports
and Clamps are available (see page 27).
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Telephone: 01392 444122
Fax: 01392 444135
Solutions for Special Floor Constructions
Acoustic Floors
System construction
1
Overview
UFH installations, incorporating
Typical example: incorporating
Pocketed Polystyrene system
1 Floor finish
2
Thermoboard systems, integrated into
2 Screed: 65mm sand:cement screed
standard acoustic floor constructions.
or 40mm proprietary screed with
Features and benefits
3
Design/installation
4
lThermoboard
systems can be
3 16mm UFH pipe: placed at
pre-determined centres
4 Pocketed Polystyrene panels
5
easily incorporated into many
(insulation – typically 25mm)
6
Robust Standard Details
lFor
nominal 80kg/m2 per unit area
5 Resilient layer: 5-10mm foamed
installations using Robust Details
polythene, 30-36kg/m2
rather than pre-completion testing,
7
6 Solid sub-floor
Thermoboard can supply specific details of
7 Ceiling treatment
how to integrate UFH into the construction
System performance
lThere
is no specified increase in acoustic
performance when integrated into Robust
Suitable systems
Standard Details
Where UFH is fitted within acoustic floor
lFor
proprietary systems requiring
Pre-Completion Testing please refer to
the suppliers of the acoustic products
section view
constructions, the UFH system is subject
to different selection criteria and installation
procedures.
The type and position of the acoustic layer
within the floor construction is one significant
For selection advice
and guidance
factor that may influence selection of the
Different criteria and considerations apply
System options
to selection and installation of UFH systems
For new screeded acoustic floors
within acoustic floor constructions.
lStaples
right Thermoboard system.
For new battened and floating
acoustic floors
lFoiled
Polystyrene (page 12-14) is suitable
For new joisted acoustic floors
(page 9), System Plates
lFoiled
Polystyrene (page 12) or
Modular Wood (page 15) may be suitable
We encourage you to contact
(page 10) or Pocketed Polystyrene
With selection influenced by:
Thermoboard for additional advice
(page 11), including bespoke panels,
– Extent to which build height is critical
about your specific project.
may be suitable
Please call 01392 444122 or email
Selection will be influenced by:
For existing dry construction
acoustic floors
[email protected]
– Whether separating construction includes
lIf
are as those for new dry construction floors
(or equal to), 0.75m2/kW
(see above – battened, floating or joisted)
– Whether or not build height is critical
For existing screeded acoustic floors
lFoiled
Polystyrene (page 12),
lIf
the floor deck will not be lifted,
Low-Build 15 (page 16) or
Low-Build 25 (page 17) may be suitable
Low-Build 15 (page 16) or Low-Build 25
With selection additionally influenced by:
(page 17) may be suitable
– Extent to which build height is critical
With selection influenced by:
– Whether a floor void is required
– Extent to which build height is critical
– Whether heated floor area is less
or greater than 26m2
Email: [email protected]
the floor deck will be lifted, the options
thermal insulation less than, or greater than
– Whether heated floor area is less
or greater than 26m2
NOTE: the page references guide the reader to the
System detail page for that product, but specific
installation procedures or floor construction
cross-sections may be different when that product
is installed within an acoustic floor.
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UFH Pipe and Fittings
UFH pipe
Fittings
Overview
Features and benefits
Overview
Product
Product
Product
Flexius polybutylene (PB) UFH
l
16mm
Where joints are needed, Thermoboard
version available in choice of
pipe with integral oxygen barrier,
ten coil lengths from 25m to 120m
systems use 16mm Hep2O push-fit fittings
for non-potable applications.
(see page 27) for economic installation/
from Wavin.
minimum waste
Application
Use as part of Thermoboard plumbed UFH
systems. With most systems, UFH pipe is
placed at time of installation (see individual
10mm version is integral to Modular Wood
16mm pipe is used for
Polystyrene system
impact strength: returns to original
recoil in use
l
Stress-resistant
l
100-year
guarantee*
*guarantee is for underfloor heating and cooling
applications only
15 system (page 16)
Also for below-floor joints when fitting
Modular Wood system (page 15)
Features and benefits
lPolybutylene with integral push-fit
l
Non-corrosive
10mm pipe is used for
and boilers or alternative heat sources.
Product
System Performance
Access Floor system (page 18)
above the floor to connect to manifolds
lHighly flexible, even at low temperatures,
l
No
25 system (page 17)
For joints where connections are required
Design/Installation
shape if crushed on site
Foiled Polystyrene systems
l
Low-Build
recyclable material
Application
kitemarked to BS EN ISO
l
High
(pages 12-14)
l
Raised
l
100%
and leading to the manifold
Plates system (page 10)
l
Low-Build
fully-protected integral
so it bends more easily at end-returns
system (page 9)
(page 11)
l
All
l
Incorporates
21003:2008
Low-Build 15 system (page 16).
l
Pocketed
system) available in 60m coils
l
BSI
system (page 15) and is used in the
l
System
version (for Low-Build 15
barrier to prevent oxygen permeation
system pages).
l
Staples
l
10mm
mechanism with pre-lubricated ‘O’ ring
l
Range
of elbows, tees and straight
connectors (see page 27)
l
All
fittings are demountable
l
Hep2O
fittings are guaranteed for 50 years
Design/Installation
lNo flux or solder required
l
Rotatable
through 360°, even under
pressure, for maximum versatility
during installation
10mm pipe is pre-fitted in
l
Modular
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Wood system (page 15)
Telephone: 01392 444122
Fax: 01392 444135
Manifolds, Controls and Thermostats
Composite
Manifold
4
Overview
2
Product
3
Modular composite manifold for
up to 12 ports.
5
Application
Designed to enable any manifold system to
be configured, from simple flexible modules,
1
to suit the size of the installation. Allows
10
future retrofitting of additional circuits.
For UFH installations in residential and
light commercial property – from small
6
7
8
extensions to new build houses and flats
Modular assembly
and refurbishment projects.
Key elements
1 Circulator pump
Features and benefits
9
Product
lMain
2 Flow watch protection thermostat
3 Flow temperature gauge
components include:
4 Balancing knob and memory ring
– Starter pack, including inlets, pressure
5 16mm pipe connectors
and temperature gauges, end caps,
mounting brackets and installation kit
– Control pack incorporating pump
and mixing unit
– One-port and three-port packs to
allow assembly of required number
up to 12 ports
lBBA
certified for a 25 year service life
Design/Installation
lLightweight: simple to assemble
and easy to install
l
No
special tools required
l
Can
be assembled in either left
or right configuration
l
Ports
can be assembled facing up
or down as required to supply rooms
above or below the manifold location
Easily
l
extendable: additional circuits
can be added at any time
l
Unique
‘Memory Ring’ enables individual
integral gauges
l
Operates
especially well with renewable
9 22mm isolation valves
10 Thermoelectric
actuator
technologies, which are at their most
efficient at lower temperatures:
– The smoother internal bore of the
Thermoboard manifold arms allows a
higher water flow than other manifolds.
Therefore the average water
temperature in the floor is higher
– The three-port valve in the mixing unit
allows either
1-port or 3-port packs
100% of the water to be taken directly
from the heat source or
Control pack
100% to be re-circulated or
Any intermediate proportional mix
This allows the heat source to operate
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temperature gauge
lAllows circuit pressure testing using
balancing without tools
balanced without unbalancing the system
8 Combined pressure/return
250m2 at 75W/m2
of direct and re-circulated water.
single circuit can be isolated and
7 Mixing valve
lA single manifold can supply up to
circuit isolation, with quick and simple
A
l
6 Thermostatic actuator
Service Performance
at the lowest possible temperature
NOTE: Single-circuit installations which require water
temperature control will be connected to their heat source
via a mixing unit, but will not require a full manifold.
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Starter pack
21
Manifolds, Controls and Thermostats
Single circuit
control pack
Standard
controls
Wired option only:
All
l
thermostats are wired into 2 central
terminals in the Control Centre at first fix
stage, then synchronised with the relevant
circuit later, eliminating the chance of
Overview
Overview
Product
Product
Wireless option only:
This control pack is installed on a branch
Temperature controls and thermostat
No
l
of the heating primary and wired in series
systems for up to 14 underfloor zones.
with a room thermostat. The water mixing
control unit incorporates a standard
cross wiring
l
Programmable
This mixes floor return water with the
or non-programmable
thermostats
incoming primary flow, to create the
Application
correct secondary flow temperature.
For control of single or multi-zone UFH
Features and benefits
systems in new build and renovation
projects. Ideal for those involving installation
Product
of temperature controls in several phases.
lCost effective and safe
l
Optimum
use of primary flow during
Features and benefits
warm-up
l
May
Product
be used to control any small
l7-day programmable thermostats
UFH sub-system:
available: each day can be separately
– Single circuit up to 120m in length
– With up to 24m total active heating area
2
lSuitable for any floor type or finish
l
The
products: 88UH211, 88UH511,
88UH311, 15UH236 and 15UH239
(see Product Listing page 27)
option uses secure digital
RF communication with 868.5MHz
Single Circuit Control Pack consists
of the following five Thermoboard
programmed
Wireless
l
band and encoded data transfer
Design/Installation
lNo special tools required to install
l
After
installation, individual thermostats
can be assigned to the relevant circuit
and can be reassigned at a later date
lAny
and control centre = no disruption to
walls during installation
Options:
lWired or wireless thermostats
circulator with advanced mixing valve.
cable required between thermostat
combination of wired and wireless,
For
l
placement on walls, tables or
shelves = increased room decor flexibility
Service Functions
lSimple to operate: convenient and
comfortable temperature control
l
Integral
frost and fire alarms providing:
– frost protection: default setting
at 3ºC (adjustable by installer
from -10ºC to +10ºC)
– fire alarm: default setting
at +60ºC (adjustable by installer
between +50ºC and +70ºC). Electronic
signal, not audible without connection
to an alarm circuit
Party
l
mode option: boosts the
temperature by 2ºC above the comfort
setting until the next programmed change
Simple
l
to use jog dial control
l
Child/keypad
lock
lOptimised start (programmable
thermostats only) automatically starts
heating system to achieve desired
temperature at the programmed time
programmable and non-programmable
thermostats can be enrolled into the
standard control centre
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Telephone: 01392 444122
Fax: 01392 444135
Manifolds, Controls and Thermostats
Standard or networked
controls are suitable for
lAny Thermoboard UFH system
Standard controls
Select wired
thermostats if
lYou wish to future proof the installation
for different thermostats
l
You
would prefer to use the domestic
electricity supply instead of batteries
Select wireless
thermostats if
lYou wish/intend to avoid the need
to install wiring in walls to connect
thermostats with boiler controls
You
l
are likely to be installing
temperature controls in
separate phases
Select the networked
control system if
lYou wish to control all thermostats
from a central location
l
You
want to control the heating
system remotely via the internet
lYou
wish to control radiators and/or
a hot water cylinder via a single
Single zone pack
control system
Also available
Single Zone Pack (52UH701)
Comprising one programmable wireless
thermostat with 2-zone Control Centre.
Email: [email protected]
www.thermoboard.co.uk
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Manifolds, Controls and Thermostats
Networked
controls
Options: Touch Pad
control and NetMonitor
Overview
Overview
Product
Products
12V network range of thermostats and
Touch Pad: Control up to 32 thermostats
an 8-zone control centre
on the heating system
Additional options (see right):
NetMonitor: Plug-in unit for internet control
l32-zone
Touch Pad control
lNetMonitor
Application
internet connection
Designed to provide multi-room touch
for control via web-enabled devices
control (or PC/internet control) for 12v
networked thermostats
Application
Designed to work as part of a networked
system with options to control remotely
Features and benefits
from your PC or by SMS.
Product
l(Touch Pad) 95x55mm widescreen
Features and benefits
Product
l
(NetMonitor)
lProgrammable
lW iring
units
available for conventional
radiators/towel rail control
Self-contained plug-in unit
Design/Installation
Control Centres are safety fused
l
Output
lUp
to 32 thermostats can be programmed
remotely, and have their settings copied
from one to another
Design/Installation
Service Functions
lControl system can be tailored
lTemperature hold: retains desired
to each individual location:
straightforward connections
Easy
l
wiring: no special tools required
l
Keypad
lock to prevent tampering
with programmed settings
Service Functions
lControl
Centres incorporate output
temperature for fixed period
l
Auto
time: automatically synchronises
all thermostat clocks, and adjusts for
GMT/BST time changes
lQuick
view: at-a-glance view of
thermostats status
lIndividual
for control by central time clock and for
Domestic Hot Water
frost protection temperature
can be controlled separately
or together as preferred
Hot
l
Networked thermostat
thermostats are selectable
control terminals for Boiler, Pump and
Circuits
l
Touch Pad control
colour display
water boost: to override timed
settings
l
Holiday
frost protection mode
l
Operational
history review facility:
past 4 weeks operational hours/
past 24 hours temperatures
All
l
thermostats lockable to prevent
tampering with programmed settings
l
(NetMonitor)
All systems and settings
controllable via internet, with email or
SMS alerts if any alarm is triggered or
programmed limits reached
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Telephone: 01392 444122
Fax: 01392 444135
Specification and Ordering
Project
design support
Planning and
costing assistance
Thermoboard has the specialist expertise
QuickCalc – Instant
online project quotations
FullSpec – Complete
design and project support
QuickCalc is an online tool that
Our FullSpec service can be applied
provides instant project quotations
to projects that involve larger or more
for typical UFH projects:
complex schemes – whatever type of
lFor
new screeded and joisted floors
floor construction is involved.
lFor
any existing floor, up to 26m2
Our specialist support includes:
and support to help ensure every project
total area, using Thermoboard
achieves a completely successful installation.
Low-Build 15 system
For installers, builders and specifiers, we can
You can access QuickCalc via
provide the full benefits of our experience.
www.thermoboard.co.uk – or at your local
Thermoboard expert assistance ranges from
stockist. A QuickCalc quote will generate:
online system selection tools to dedicated
lProject
cost (at current Trade List Price)
project assistance. We have what you’ll need
lProject
list of required materials
whether it’s for small projects or for larger,
more complex schemes.
lGeneric
room layouts
NOTE: Each QuickCalc quotation is supported by
Thermoboard product guarantees and step-by-step
installation guides.
When using QuickCalc for new-build
assignments, the project must:
lUse
a standard boiler
(not heat pumps, for example)
lBe
built to current Building Regulations
lHave
a single manifold
NOTE: The above criteria do NOT apply to UFH projects
for existing floors using the Low-Build 15 system.
For any other projects, our FullSpec service
can ensure complete peace of mind.
lDedicated
lHeat
Project Manager
loss calculations on request
lFully-warrantied
lComplete
CAD installation drawings
lMade-to-measure
lControl
products where required
options tailored to specific
project needs
lDirect-to-site
lCall-off
delivery of materials
service for efficient project
scheduling
This service can be applied to projects
that have special needs, factors or
circumstances. For example, we can
help you plan for UFH installation
schemes involving:
lRenewable
heat sources
(e.g. heat pumps, geothermal heating)
lRetrofit
into old buildings that do not
meet today’s building regulations
lHigh
ceilings and/or uneven floor surfaces
lRoom-by-room
lAcoustic
lRaised
Email: [email protected]
design (see page 26)
www.thermoboard.co.uk
tailored solutions
floor construction
access floors
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Advice and General Information
Technical
advice and
assistance
Whether your project is large or small,
routine or complex, Thermoboard UFH
systems and services can help ensure
you achieve exactly the right result.
If you require further information,
answers to specific queries, or would
like to request our FullSpec service,
please contact us direct via:
Warranties
and guarantees
General
information
Quality and environmental
management
Health and Safety
All Thermoboard products are manufactured
should adhere to the latest version of all
under exacting Quality and Environmental
relevant legislation on site, including:
management systems:
lCDM Regulations
lBS EN ISO 9001:2008 and
lCOSHH
l
EN
lHealth and Safety At Work Act
ISO 14001:2004 Certificate No.1473
Product and
system warranties
Telephone 01392 444122
[email protected]
Provided that their installation has adhered
or visit
www.thermoboard.co.uk
UFH systems are covered as follows:
All projects involving Thermoboard systems
l
Management
of Health and Safety
At Work Regulations
l
Manual
Handling Operations Regulations
to our published advice, Thermoboard and
Building Regulations
other Wavin products used within Thermoboard
Reference should be made to relevant
lFlexius UFH pipe
100-year guarantee*; BSI Kitemark
l
Hep2O
push-fit fittings
50-year guarantee*; BSI Kitemark
l
Composite
Manifold
sections of the latest version of the Building
Regulations including:
lApproved Document L (thermal)
l
Approved
Document E (acoustic)
Supply
25-year BBA certification No. 10/4738;
All products described in this Product Guide
1-year warranty for its electrical components
are supplied through a nationwide network of
Merchant Distributors. Contact Thermoboard
Controls
l
2-year warranty
l
Other
Thermoboard items
1-year warranty
l
FullSpec
system designs
covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance
* see pipe service conditions on website.
for details of your nearest stockist.
Conditions of sale
The Company will not accept responsibility
for the malfunction of any installation
which includes components not supplied
by Thermoboard. Goods are sold subject
to Wavin’s standard terms and conditions
of sale, which are available at
www.wavin.co.uk.
ISO 9001:2000
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Telephone: 01392 444122
Fax: 01392 444135
Standard Product List
Standard product list
Description
Nominal Catalogue
dia. (mm) number
Pack
quantity
Screeded Systems
Nominal Catalogue
dia. (mm) number
Pack
quantity
Manifolds
Staples System (page 9)
60mm staples for 16mm UFH pipe 16 40mm staples for 16mm UFH pipe 16 Staple Gun 15UH230 15UH240 15UH324 300
300
1
System Plate System (page 10)
System Plate (1275 x 975mm) 16UH196 18
16
Low-Build Systems
Low-Build 15 system (page 16) Coil 60m (for Low-Build 15 system)
10 Universal Panel (1200 x 600 x 15mm)
Universal Panel (1200 x 600 x 15mm)
Manifold Pack – One Port Manifold Pack – Additional Port Connection Pack – Small Room 10UH060 92UH310 92UH315 92UH101
92UH103
92UH006
1
10
15
1
1
1
16UH025 16UH040 16UH050 16UH060 16UH070 16UH080 16UH090 16UH100 16UH110 16UH120 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
15UH153 1
16UH320 16UH550 16UH560 16UH530 16UH540 16UH510 16UH001 16UH002 16UH245 16UH250 16UH255 50
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
1
1
1
UFH Pipe
Coil 25m a
Coil 40m a
Coil 50m a
Coil 60m a
Coil 70m a Coil 80m a Coil 90m a Coil 100m a Coil 110m a
Coil 120m a Description
16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 System Ancillaries
Edge Expansion Foam 150mm x 25m 16mm Pipe Supports 16 10mm Socket 16mm Spigot a
10 16mm Socket 10mm Spigot a
16 16mm Elbow Connector a
16 16mm Equal Tee a
16 16mm Straight Connector a
16 16 x 10 x 16mm Branch Reduced Tee a
16 16mm Demountable Stop End a
16 Fitting Repair Kit 16 Pressure Test Connection Kit 16 Air Vent Kit 16 Composite Manifold (page 21)
Control Pack Starter Pack
16 One Port Pack
16 Three Port Pack
Manifold Ancillaries
Single Circuit Control Fittings Pack
Pipe Clamps Curved Pipe Supports Composite Manifold 22mm
isolation valves 230V 2 Wire Actuator (for use with 52UH108)
24V 2 Wire Actuator (for use with 52UH714)
Manifold Cover (up to 4 ports) 570 x 500 x 220mm
Manifold Cover (up to 8 ports) 850 x 500 x 220mm
Manifold Cover (up to 12 ports) 1090 x 500 x 220mm
88UH211 88UH110 88UH111 88UH113 1
1
1
1
16
16 16 88UH511
15UH236 15UH239 1
2
2
22 88UH311 2
52UH402 1
52UH602 1
69UH015 1
69UH018 1
69UH021 1
52UH701 1
52UH714 52UH772 52UH773 52UH782 52UH783 52UH795 1
1
1
1
1
1
52UH108 52UH873 1
1
52UH863 1
52UH874 1
52UH195 52UH194 52UH891 52UH892 1
1
1
1
52UH273 1
Control Systems
Standard Controls (page 22)
2-zone Control Centre (incl. Wireless
Programmable Thermostat)
14-zone Control Centre Thermostat Programmable Thermostat Wireless Thermostat Wireless Programmable Thermostat Remote Sensor Probe Networked Controls (page 24)
8-zone Control Centre Programmable LCD Thermostat Programmable Thermostat (with Touch Screen)
Programmable Thermostat (with DHW)
Remote Sensor Probe Remote Sensor Probe Cover Master LCD Touch Screen Unit Net Monitor Single Room Controls (page 22)
230V Programmable Thermostat All other product details are available on request.
Symbols Key
a British Standards Kitemark
Identifies pipe and fittings which are manufactured under
the BSI Kitemark Certification Scheme.
British Board of Agrément
BBA Logo identifies non-Kitemarked fittings which are
covered by a British Board of Agrément Certificate.
Email: [email protected]
www.thermoboard.co.uk
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Surface heating and cooling
solutions by Wavin
Thermoboard –
ensuring the right solution
Under the Thermoboard brand Wavin offers solutions for
surface heating and cooling for domestic and light commercial
environments. Thermoboard systems and services are
designed to enable speedy selection and correct installation
of the right solution for each situation – ensuring project
success, with complete peace of mind.
UFH
it’s what
we do
Wavin operates a programme of continuous product development, and therefore reserves the right to
modify or amend the specification of their products without notice. All information in this publication is
given in good faith, and believed to be correct at the time of going to press. However, no responsibility
can be accepted for any errors,omissions or incorrect assumptions. Users should satisfy themselves
that products are suitable for the purpose and application intended.
Wavin
Underfloor Heating Division
The Dart Building
Grenadier Road
Exeter Business Park
Exeter, Devon EX1 3QF
Tel: 01392 444 122
[email protected]
Wavin provides effective solutions for essential needs of daily life: safe
distribution of drinking water; sustainable management of rainwater and waste
water; energy efficient heating and cooling for buildings.
Wavin’s European leadership, local presence, commitment to innovation and
technical support, all benefit our customers. We consistently achieve the
highest sustainability standards, ensure total reliability of supply to support
our customers to achieve their objectives.
www.thermoboard.co.uk
UF437 – March 2012
Solutions for Essentials
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