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  • Heat pumps and underfloor heating
    Heat pumps are now widely used in preference to boilers, and can work ideally with underfloor heating. However, they are not suitable for all applications and the following guidance is provided for application and...
  • Timber floors and underfloor heating
    Underfloor heating can be installed with most types of timber floors quite effectively. Care must be taken however in the design of the system and the flooring materials used to ensure a trouble-free system. Heat output The...
  • Carpets, underlays and underfloor heating
    Carpets and underlays have thermal resistance characteristics that will reduce the heat output when fitted over an underfloor heating system. The thermal resistance of a specific type of carpet or underlay is indicated by...
  • Component Developments Channel Installation Guide
    Component Developments
    Here is a technical document about how to install Component Development channels
  • Installing wet underfloor heating: an introduction
    How do I operate the system? By a room thermostat in each room. How is the pipe attached to the floor? - A popular system is where pipe is held in position with clips through the insulation. - A wire grid system is available...
  • Future-proofing the data centre, by Barry Maidment
    When reading any IT publication, power, heat or efficiency are always popular topics. The infrastructure market is bustling for position over who has the best solution to deal with these issues. Statements like “Blade Centre...
  • Why use Linear Drainage?
    Component Developments
    Functional Advantages: channels are a hygienic and efficient way of conveying waste water from equipment discharge and floor washing; water is efficiently disposed of at the source, rather than flowing across the floor to a...
  • Vinyl sheet flooring and underfloor heating
    Vinyl sheet flooring can be installed on underfloor heated floors, but as with all floorcoverings the manufacturers installation guidelines must be followed. Vinyl sheet floors, by their very nature, do not allow moisture to...
  • Component Developments August Market Overview
    Component Developments
    Component Developments have compiled a construction market overview of August, analysing the performance of each sub-sector in comparison to previous months, and years.
  • Is there a renaissance for electric heating?
    Is there something of a renaissance taking place for electric heating taking place across the UK? The memories of electric storage radiators twinned with an Economy 7 tariff have faded, as have the back pains suffered by...
  • Energy efficiency: thermal stratification
    Elta Fans Ltd
    For anybody involved in the HVAC industry, thermal stratification is certainly not a new concept. The fact that warm air rises means that the lower areas of an interior space, particularly in facilities characterised by...
  • Audible fire alarms and the new BS EN 54-23 standard
    History: ineffectivity of fire alarms for the hard of hearing Normal hearing is taken for granted by most of us, but there are estimated to be nearly nine million people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the UK, equivalent...
  • Water treatment: prevention is better than cure
    Hamworthy Heating
    To meet the Government's target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, and the increased demand for retrofit faced by the industry (24 million buildings that have already been built are expected to be still in use...
  • Controlling Indoor Air Quality – A Modern Phenomenon
    Elta Fans Ltd
    As a leading provider of ventilation solutions, one of Elta Fans’ greatest priorities is to provide, through its products, excellent indoor air quality (IAQ) for all environments. Nowhere is this more important than in homes.
  • The importance of IAQ
    Elta Fans Ltd
    Global warming, the cost of energy, and the environmental impact of the different ways in which we produce our power, have made the world increasingly aware of the need to reduce our energy consumption. But, as a result of...