A bespoke Underfloor Heating solution from JG Speedfit was chosen for The Halo project in Cambridge, a unique residential development utilising new construction techniques and contemporary design.
It was important that UFH was incorporated within the building structure to enable all space within the room to be utilised for interior design. With a variety of properties ranging from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses, a total of 41 unique houses required a UFH solution.
While most housing developments apply concrete block and beam floors, this project saw the concrete blocks replaced with polystyrene, which interlocked underneath the beams. Using polystyrene provided the building with superior insulation, but it also meant Speedfit were working with a completely new base for their UFH system.
It was decided a screeded system with Layflat Pipe would offer the best, most fuel efficient output, which would also reduce installation time, allowing tight deadlines to be met. Compared to traditional radiator installations, the system took less than a day to install.
Using JG Aura heating controls the homeowners have a more flexible and efficient way to regulate heating. The controls enable heating time and temperature to be set within each individual room resulting in considerable energy savings, as only occupied room are heated and only at specific times.
The heating system can be controlled from anywhere in the world, which ultimately means the system settings can be adjusted no matter where homeowners are, as long as they have access to the internet – using a PC, smart phone or tablet.