The owner of a leading Northern Irish tile supplier has chosen the environmentally friendly underfloor heating system, Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM, to heat his own ‘Grand Designs’-style dream home.
David Scott, of David Scott Tiles in Belfast, has seen a unique ocean-facing property called Scotts on the Rocks built at the foot of the highest peak in the Mountains of Morne for he and his wife Freda, which included the installation of this advanced underfloor heating system from Schlüter-Systems throughout the property.
The home, which benefits from amazing views out to sea, is built on two levels with the main level housing a kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, bedroom and sheltered sea terrace. A second level, downstairs, contains space for family and friends to stay and be entertained.
David comments, “I like to test products out myself by installing them in my own property as it then helps me to sell it with even more confidence. Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM is an excellent efficient product and it’s very easy to install. The depth of screed is what sets this apart from other similar underfloor heating systems. It requires a 30% thinner screed which helps distribute heat much faster and therefore uses less energy.
“This happens because the thin patented structure of the ceramic thermal floor allows it to respond to temperature changes that much quicker thanks to the connected air channels within the Schlüter®-DITRA membrane. That’s why whenever we install Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM at David Scott Tiles we insist that Schlüter®-DITRA matting is also installed, as we know this will ensure the very best results possible.”
Ian Knifton, Divisional Manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments, “The modular system that makes up Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM stands out as being economical, effective and energy efficient which makes it the ideal underfloor heating system to install. The fact that a leading industry expert has installed it in his own property, and a stylish dream home at that, speaks volumes about the product’s quality and suitability for any location.
He adds, “Its low supply temperature of approximately 30°C, compared to the more conventional 50°C or the 70-90°C in some radiator systems, also means Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM is extremely effective both with conventional heat generation methods and regenerative energy sources such as heat pumps or solar panels making it ideal for new build properties and other ‘grand designs’ similar to Scotts on the Rocks.”
From a construction perspective Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM is quick to install due to less material being used than in other systems. As well as its performance and ease of use, what makes Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM really stand out, is the five year warranty that covers the whole floor assembly, therefore adding additional safety and benefits to this innovative system.
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