Underfloor Heating

A rural mansion in Surrey has had Polypipe Underfloor Heating installed throughout as part of its high specification build.

Renewable energy specialists, Worcester Renewable Energy Ltd., specified Polypipe to provide Burrows Lea Farmhouse with environmentally friendly heating in conjunction with a ground source heat pump.

Polypipe’s Red Floor Plate Solid Floor System was specified for the ground floor of the farmhouse due to its ability to provide an ambient temperature throughout the property and its environmental credentials over alternative heating systems.

The first floor of the mansion benefitted from Polypipe’s OverlayTM system, which is the ideal solution for heat pump installations and first floor rooms as it can be laid directly on top of floors, offering much higher outputs at the low flow temperatures delivered by heat pumps than other systems that are installed beneath floors. At only 18mm in depth, the OverlayTM systems allow underfloor heating to be installed in projects where other underfloor systems would require expensive excavation or where the existing floor would be raised to an unacceptable level.

Darren Stockall at Worcester Renewable Energy, said: "When specifying the system for Burrows Lea Farmhouse, we needed to consider aesthetics as well as performance. The property has been designed and built to visually impress and wall mounted radiators would not be in keeping with the feel of the space. We also needed a system that would work alongside a ground source heat pump, for practical and environmental reasons. Polypipe’s underfloor heating systems were the obvious choice."

Dave Foster, Heating Manager at Polypipe, added: "The owners of Burrows Lea Farmhouse needed a heating system that was cost effective, discreet and environmentally friendly. Working alongside Worcester Renewable Energy we were able to fulfil all their heating needs, providing the property with the perfect heating solution."

Date: 22 April 2016