Underfloor Heating ticks all the boxes
When it comes to underfloor heating, there’s no single off-the-peg solution that suits every situation. It’s no longer a case of considering the individual components in isolation. Now the emphasis is on looking at the whole project design and mixing various systems to achieve the best solution.
This is being driven by the building regulations which, in turn, are taking account of the sustainability agenda, energy use and reduction of CO2 in buildings. As a consequence, suppliers that provide total designed solutions rather than individual products are in a winning position.
Underfloor heating (UFH) – whether wet or electric – is well placed to be part of a holistic design solution. It scores well in terms of environmental performance and is regarded as economical, ultra-efficient and comfortable.
Simple to install and control, UFH wastes no heat at ceiling level and frees up valuable wall space, providing complete design freedom. Wet systems circulate water at low temperatures through a series of continuous pipe loops laid within a screed, or between timber joists, beneath the floor surface. Electric systems consist either of cables laid within the screed or cable mats laid on top of existing subfloors.
UFH has the ability to tick the boxes when it comes to working with renewable energy and sustainable solutions yet not in isolation. Components that make up the floor such as insulation, screed and floor coverings must be considered.
One stop shop
It’s increasingly important to deliver a one-stop-shop, solution-driven service that ‘bolts’ together multiple products to deliver value to clients. And value, in these terms, represents more than price and product; it is about customer service and certainty with one point of contact, bespoke design, shortening of the build programme, ease of installation, compliance with regulations and end-user appeal, plus a warranty based on the knowledge that the company is well established and is still likely to be in existence in ten years time.
Here at Gaia we offer total solutions for any sized project. Our approach is one that includes design and installation of wet and electric underfloor heating, along with comprehensive specification advice. This year we celebrated 30 years in business, launched the new Gaia Decoupling Membrane and Heating Cable system and the new Smart Wifi Thermostat with no need for a hub, ticking even more boxes!
Recognising our service we won the SME news 2020 UK Enterprise Award for Best Commercial and Residential Underfloor Heating Specialist. As leading experts we’re the industry choice for a total package from full design, to installation and customer care.
Steven Rooney – Sales Director