Science & Secrets

Over the years we have always researched the best ways to develop and design our systems, for old and new homes. We're proud to present the detail and quality of our products, knowing they are part of the most efficient, cost effective and simple system available. Now we can share our findings with you...

Wide pipe centres...
Wide pipe centres...

produce low power and minimal floor coverage causing long warm up times, hot spots and cold “tram line” effects. Systems with wide pipe centres are difficult to adjust and control, mostly used in large commercial projects and are run 24/7 to compensate for these problems.

Close pipe centres...
Close pipe centres...

produce high power heating and complete floor coverage enabling rapid response ® warm up times and complete heating control. Systems with close pipe centres can be turned on, off, up or down as desired, saving the user money and lowering CO2 emissions. Ideal for old and new properties.

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Quick response using setback thermostats

Setback thermostats prevent the heat in your home falling below the point of quick recovery. Allowing floors to heat up in 30-60mins from set back – similar to radiators.

6 on/off events in any 24hr period, designed to control individual temperatures and times of heating in any room.

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The maximum heat performance of Dry Fix is achieved with 200 microns of aluminium.

Most over floor boards on the UK market, are covered in thin 45 microns aluminium – which performance tests show to be ineffective. So for best performance we cover all our over floor boards in superior 200 micron aluminium.

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50 microns of aluminium:
50 microns of aluminium:

Tramline effect with significant cool areas

100 microns of aluminium:
100 microns of aluminium:

Tramline effect with significant cool areas.

200 microns of aluminium:
200 microns of aluminium:

Heat spreads fully across the board, emitting heat across the entire surface in the fastest time with no cool areas in evidence.

500 microns of aluminium:
500 microns of aluminium:

The heat has spread across the entire surface, but at a slightly slower rate than 200 microns.

Sand and Cement and Chemical Screed

When using screed, floor heating pipes are fixed on top of insulation using staples, clip track or castellated panels. The screed is then poured encasing the pipes. Once it has set, heat can be applied to the screed. The heat passes through the floor finish and gently dissipates into the room.

Given that optimal pipe centres are used, floor heating can be very economical using input temperatures between 30-50°C.

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Chemical Screed

The thermal mass of all screeds make it difficult to quickly adjust temperatures, taking hours to warm and cool down. These systems benefit from close pipe centres and set back thermostats for an even spread of heat and optimum control. A setback thermostat will ensure that the screed does not cool below the point of quick recovery.

Sand & Cement Screed

The minimum sand and cement that can be used is around 70mm. It will take 48-72 hours to warm from cold. The minimum chemical screed depth used with floor heating is 51mm. Less volume and its chemical make up means it warms much quicker from cold.

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eco tip
eco tip Water Based floor heating generally costs around 60% less annually than electric based floor.