Underfloor Heating

RES underfloor heating systems are designed specifically with renewable energy based generators in mind. From small residential single room systems to complex commercial projects, RES underfloor heating covers the full range.

 

The RES underfloor heating UFH solution comprises:

    • EU Standards Compliant Pex-a and Pex-AI-Pex Pipe
    • Manifold Systems
    • Room Thermostat Control System
    • Design and Commissioning Drawings and Documentation

 

 

Design

RES underfloor heating is a fully warranted product designed with guaranteed compatibility with the primary generator, whether a renewable energy source, such as a heat pump, or conventional boiler. This is especially important when using a heat pump, as the efficiency of the system is compromised if the heat emitter is not designed to match its output and operating parameters.

All RES underfloor heating systems are designed using BS EN 12831 standard heat loss calculations and in strict accordance with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme quality guidelines.

 

 

 

 

Technical Support

RES’s design team, working from the floor plans, produce detailed pipe layout drawings and full instructions covering all aspects of the RES underfloor heating solution. These ensure the installation remains straightforward, whatever the scale. Technical support at all stages of a project is a key reason why specifiers, contractors and end users continue to select RES underfloor heating.

Pipe Options

 

 

STANDARD SCREED SOLUTION

The most common and most energy efficient system laid in new build properties. The heating pipe is clipped via staples or using a clip rail system to the insulation board to hold the pipe in place whilst the screed is either poured or laid on top.

Suitability:
New build, Extensions, Over solid concrete slab, Block & Beam

Specifications:

  • Very high heat output
  • Proven most cost-effective solution for new builds
  • Underfloor heating sealed during building’s construction
  • Very simple to install

STANDARD “OVER JOIST” ALUMINIUM SPREADER PLATE

Aluminium Spreader Plates (Double Groove) ensure even and speedy distribution of heat from underfloor heating pipes and the correct positioning of the pipes during installation.

Suitability:
New builds, Extensions, Retrofits
Specifications:

  • Aluminium spreader plates (double groove) ensure even & speedy distribution of heat from under-floor heating pipes to fit into situations where floor has already been laid
  • Reverse aluminium spreader plates fit underneath floorboards and between joists
  • Aluminium Spreader Plates are designed to fit between numerous joist sizing’s.
  • Pipework easily clips into preformed grooves
  • Underfloor heating pipe is fixed in the grooves of the plates. Insulation is placed in the void below the plates to minimize downward heat loss and dissipate the heat evenly across the floor
  • Insulation is then installed up against the plates

REVERSE “FIT FROM BELOW” ALUMINIUM SPREADER PLATES

Aluminium Spreader Plates (Double Groove) ensures an even and speedy distribution of heat from underfloor heating pipes and the correct positioning of pipes during installation.

Suitability:
New builds (timber frame), Below joists, Retrofits

Specifications:

  • Reverse aluminium spreader plates fit underneath floorboards and between joists
  • Aluminium spreader plates are designed to fit between numerous joist sizing’s
  • Pipework easily clips into preformed grooves
  • Underfloor heating pipe is fixed in the grooves of the plates, insulation is placed in the void below the plates to minimize downward heat loss and dissipate the heat even across the floor

STANDARD GROOVED FOIL BACK FOAM-BOARD

Pre-grooved insulation panels comprise a rigid thermal insulation material with grooves suitable for standard 16mm underfloor heating pipe.

Suitability:
Existing properties, Over timber joist for first floors, Extension refurbishments

Specifications:

  • Aluminium foil covers the surface of the foam board to minimize heat loss through the floor
  • Perfect for a variety of installation types
  • Fast, quick and easy to install
  • Great for levelling mismatched floor heights
  • Range of thickness’s from 15mm to 50mm

PIPE OPTIONS LOW PROFILE GROOVED FOIL BACK FOAM-BOARD

Pre-grooved insulation panels comprise a rigid thermal insulation material with grooves suitable for standard 12mm pipe.

Suitability:
Existing properties, Over timber joist for first floors, Extension refurbishments

Specifications:

  • Pre-grooved insulation panels comprise a rigid thermal insulation material with grooves and pattern positioned in the upper surface
  • Aluminium foil covers the surface of the foam board to minimize heat loss through the floor
  • Perfect for retrofitting properties with limited ceiling heights
  • Great for levelling mismatched floor heights
  • Cost-effective
  • Thickness’s 15mm

PROFIX PANEL

The high structural integrity of the Profix Panel enables the direct application of a highly thermally conductive screed which, in addition to a fast reaction time allows either a tiled, vinyl or thin laminate floor to be bonded directly to it or for a low tog carpet and underlay to be laid directly onto it.

Suitability:
Retrofits, New builds, Extensions, Renovations, Over existing flooring, any floor covering

Specifications:

  • Extremely low 15mm overall thickness
  • Snap clips help to fasten the panels together and multiple breakpoints with V shaped notches aid installation
  • Benefits from a unique slide and lock system to connect the panels together
  • Ultra-low profile for either a 10mm or a 12mm pipe

GROOVED CHIPBOARD FLOOR

Pre-grooved foil face 22mm board with grooves of a specified diameter and pattern position in the upper surface. Foil face heat diffusion layer covering all of the board including the grooves and then the continuous pipework pressed into place.

Suitability:
Existing Properties, Over timber joist for first floors, Extension refurbishments

MANIFOLD SYSTEMS

Low temperature heat pump systems normally have a circulating pump integral to the system suitable for supporting the underfloor heating system without the need for additional pumps. High temperature systems require a pump and blending valve.

ALPERT MLCP BARRIER

Multi-layer pipe for heating systems only – made from a 5-layer composite material using PE-RT as the inner and outer layers coupled with a 0.2mm thick aluminium core. This multi-layer pipe can run straight from a distribution manifold to an outlet point in one continuous length, without joints and reducing the chance of leaks. As multi-layer pipe has no memory, it doesn’t spring or resist when laying so it’s ideal for the one-person installation.

Key Benefits:

  • Oxygen diffusion tight
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Lightweight
  • High form stability after bending
  • Excellent long-run life expectancy
  • Easy, fast and safe installation

PE-RT BARRIER PIPE

The RES 3-layer PE-RT is very flexible, even more so than traditional PE-X pipes. The pipe is a16mm x 1.8mm 3 layer barrier pipe constructed of a polyethylene raised temperature inner and an EVOH outer layer.
PE-RT is a flexible low-cost solution for underfloor heating and as such is the most popular pipe we supply.

Key Benefits:

  • Oxygen diffusion tight
  • Corrosion & abrasion resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Flexible
  • Chemically resistant