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Water Underfloor Heating
To calculate how much pipe is required, you will need to divide the area of your room(s) by the pipe spacing you require.
What should be the maximum circuit length?
To avoid excessive temperature and pressure drops it is recommended that a maximum circuit length of 100m (for the 15, 16 and 20mm pipe) is used.
200mm Pipe Spacing
If you are planning 200mm (standard pipe spacing) is specified, you will need approximately 5m of pipe for each m². This would mean each 100m circuit will cover up to 20m².
150mm Pipe Spacing
If you are planning 150mm Pipe Spacing (for high heat loss area such as a conservatories etc), you will need approximately 6.67m of pipe for each m². With this option, a 100m coil of pipe will cover up to 15m².
Note: You might need to allow a few extra meters of pipe for feed and return from and the manifold.
We always work to 200 clips per 100m of pipe. So if you have 500m of pipe then you would require 1000 clips and so on.
An easy way to work this out is to take the area of room you are covering and multiply by 1.5. So if you have a 20m2 room then you will require 20×1.5 clip rails which is 30 clip rails
For the cement boards we would suggest as well as adhesive in addition fix with 35mm diameter washers and suitable screws using approximately 8 fixings per panel.
Electric Underfloor Heating
This is the most common question we get and the simple answer is, that the running costs are determined by many different factors so it is difficult to generalise. When the systems are used in a well-insulated building (in line with current building regulations) the running costs are usually very low, the thermostatic control in each room/zone means that you only use just enough energy to maintain your desired room temperature. Based on the default thermostat settings, a 1kw system will cost approximately £0.40 a day, based on an average house with an average level of insulation
Our systems are designed so that the floor surface will feel comfortably warm , but will never get too hot to walk on! The thermostat regulates the floor temperature by turning the system off when the floor gets to the required temperature, then back on as the floor begins to cool – thus keeping a constant temperature. It does this up to 3 times per minute for optimum control and maximum energy efficiency.