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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Construction Market Overview, July 2017
    Component Developments
    LEISURE AND SPORT Contract award levels were 13.4% lower than May, and 0.5% lower than June 2016. In the three months to June the value of contracts was £1.3billion, which was 42.6% lower than the previous three months. This...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 stainless steel?
    Component Developments
    Component Developments explains the reason it believes stainless is a superior material. The importance of hygiene in schools, kitchens and hospitals is major. But with ever-growing awareness of health and safety issues, the...
  • Component Developments Channel Installation Guide
    Component Developments
    Here is a technical document about how to install Component Development channels
  • Expansion joints and underfloor heating
    Expansion joints and crack inducers All screeds expand and contract to some degree so allowance has to be made for this. The perimeter insulation fitted with underfloor heating allows for some of this, however large areas...
  • Hygienic stainless steel environments within dairies
    Canal Engineering
    Very high hygiene standards are vital in the dairy industry. To achieve this, the choice of materials used in the construction of a dairy are required to cope with the daily processing and production demands. Drainage and...
  • 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...
  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Ventilation
    Fantech Ventilation
    HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) has long been a fundamental requirement in our buildings. This is the system that regulates the inside temperature of the building and, in some systems, also the air quality.
  • 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...
  • 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...