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are lots of people on site who need information to do with how
your underfloor heating is installed, so that they know how
their work is affected, or not. Our quotes contain a lot of
information you need to pass on to others involved in your project
that may help them to quote for their involvement. It's in your
interest to make sure that you pass on the information to the
right person, and this page is a guideline to who needs to know
the lynch pin of your build, the project manager needs to know
and co-ordinate everything and everyone on site. Once you have
made your decisions, pass all of the information from your chosen
contractors to the project manager. Tell him or her everything,
because to co-ordinate the project on your behalf, and thereby
ensure that everything is on-time, they need to know it all.
Making timely decisions is important, not only to have your
project complete on time and on budget, but also to ensure harmonious
relationships with everyone on-site.
you're managing the project yourself, you need to pass information
on to the relevant trades, and also be open to receiving communication
is most often the builder, or sometimes the joiner. They need
to relay information to other trades, so be sure to pass it
on. If we are sending information direct to you, and particularly
if you decide to order from us, we will send more details, and
you should pass it on. Better to give too much information and
allow people to say, "That's not my remit, but you should
tell that to...", than not tell them enough and spring
it on them later.
Your builder needs the floor
construction diagrams, which show how the floor pipes are
incorporated into the floor and give information about concrete
mixes, as well as the type and quantity of insulation to fit.
Some insulation is not suitable, and the diagrams draw attention
you are installing underfloor heating in a suspended timber floor,
your joiner will need the appropriate floor construction diagram.
Please note that different insulation will be required, depending
on whether your suspended timber floor is the ground floor or
the upper floor.
At the quotation stage we supply general information about how
underfloor heating is plumbed to your boiler or renewable energy
devices. There are two control options for the underfloor heating
system itself, and once you have decided between them, you can
pass the appropriate diagram from the quotation to the plumber.
the plumber is installing the underfloor heating for you, all
the information he needs will be in the manual supplied with the
materials. Not all underfloor heating systems are the same, so
it is important that the supplied instructions are followed carefully.
If he does this, he can't go wrong.
plumbing schematics in the quotation include basic information
about the electrical connections and first fix wiring required.
Again, once you have decided between standard or intelligent control,
you can pass the appropriate diagram on to them. If you order
from us you will be sent pipe layout drawings, an installation
manual, wiring diagrams, and component specific instructions.
If the instructions are followed closely it will result in a successful
installation and your underfloor heating should start first time.
there is any doubt about any of the information we supply, we
would rather someone contact us with what might seem to be a silly
question, than for mistakes to be made that have to be analysed
and rectified later. We are available for telephone technical
support often even outside normal working hours, so if you are
self-installing we'll be able to help as much as we can.
note about using renewable energy devices:
If installing underfloor heating connected to renewable
energy devices, the permutations are almost infinite, and
we can discuss your options with you.
might decide that you do not have the capital to install a heat
pump or solar panels during the build, but we seriously recommend
that you make provision for adding them later. We would hate for
you to regret not doing so when the cost of future-proofing is
far less than it would be to change everything later. This is
particularly important if you hope to fit a ground source heat
pump in the future because you will need more underfloor heating
pipe in the floor.