Overview of Polyplumb Underfloor Heating
Polypipe has a wide range of underfloor heating systems, with products available for every floor type or residential heating project.
Polypipe underfloor heating is not restricted to new build developments or self build projects. The unique Overlay™ system is well suited to single room projects such as kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories, extensions and loft
conversions. Polypipe Modular Heating Panels (MHP) were developed to provide an innovative and practical solution to installing underfloor heating into upper floors.
Polypipe underfloor heating can be permanently built into solid concrete or screeded floors. As required by current Building Regulations, insulation is built into the floor directly beneath the Polypipe lightweight plastic floor panel. The heating pipe issimply slotted into the panel and then permanently covered by the screed. Suitable for all floor coverings, solid floor systems can incorporate 15mm pipe.
The floor panels form a simple grid for the quickest possible pipe laying and provide a precise guide to achieve the minimum bending radius. Panel castellations are set at exact centres and hold the pipe against movement when screeding. The floor panel holds the pipe above the insulation allowing fullscreed surround. Optimum screed depth is 65mm from the panel base, i.e. 40mm from the pipe top. Insulation below and at the edges of the floorscreed is required by Building Regulations. Edge insulation also acts as an expansion joint.
When installed in floating floors, Polyplumb pipe is simply pressed in to the pre-formed heat spreader plate, which sits in grooves within the floating floor insulation panel. The floating floor system is then covered with 18mm chipboard sheeting. Suitable for all floor covering, floating floor systems can incorporate 15mm or 18mm pipe
For installations in suspended floors, Polypipe underfloor heatinguses double heat spreader plates. Alternatively, pipes can be laid on top of insulation between joists. Standard tongue and groove floorboards are laid on top of the system. Suspended double heat spreader plate systems use 15mm pipe.
Modular Heating Panels (MHP)
Modular Heating Panels offer a new way to solve the issue of installing underfloor heating into upper floors. MHP is available in two widths and two lengths to fit all standard joist spacings. All components and circuitry is pre-configured into the panels which are simply installed between the joists, linked together and connected to the manifold.
Overlay™ allows underfloor heating to be installed into existing spaces quickly, easily and practically. This unique system is supplied with a choice of patented low profile panels to suit all types of floor coverings. Overlay™ is laid over existing solid or timber floors.
Underfloor Room Packs
Room packs are designed for single room applications: i.e. kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories, loft conversions and extensions. This range of underfloor heating packs contain all the flooring and control equipment required for a single project, in solid floor, our traditional Overlay™ and our NEW Overlay™ Lite systems. All room packs havea maximum heat output of 100W/m2.
Underfloor House Packs
House packs provide a quick and easy way to select a range of products for a particular floor coverage. You can then add extras to your order as required tailoring the packs to fit your project.