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Case Study | Valli the Elephant

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Providing Underfloor Heating solutions for unusual projects Working with the team at Skandavale Monestry, we supplied a wall heating system for a brand new, purpose-designed home for Valli the Temple Elephant. Valli has been with the Monks at Skandavale Monestry since 1981, and for the last 30 years has been living next to the Shakti Temple with her keeper Swami Karuna. Progress on Valli the Temple Elephant’s barn was really quick, building her new barn from hollow polystyrene bricks which stack upon each other just like Lego making the process extremely quick. They then pumped concrete into the bricks to make them strong. This system has been very successful, firstly because it is so quick to erect, and secondly because the polystyrene provides good insulation to keep Valli warm during the cold winter months. The wall heating pipes were then fitted with tie-wraps to the steel framework between the polystyrene blocks and framework. See more about what we did, and how we did it in the video right here:
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Smart phone control of your Underfloor Heating and beyond!

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Homes are becoming more advanced, more efficient and smarter. The days of controlling a new heating system by a basic dial thermostat really are behind us. The majority of heating systems now have a digital programmable thermostat (or thermostats for multi-zone systems) that can control heating at different temperatures and times for each zone. They are more accurate than a dial thermostat and have much more than on/off.
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Variotherm Wall Heating

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Variotherm modular wall heating system is a modern, high output, efficient and cost effective heating solution that can be installed where other heating methods can’t be used.
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Do I need to insulate with a retrofit system?

by UFH1
This is one of the most common questions are asked by customers retrofitting underfloor heating (UFH). As UFH designers/suppliers/installers, we would recommend insulation in every case and, not just in the floor. We design systems to produce more than enough heat output to satisfy the needs of any property, however it’s the insulation in the property that keeps that heat in where it’s required!
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Positioning the underfloor heating manifold

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Positioning the underfloor heating (UFH) manifold is an important aspect of your UFH system. It is often thought that it needs to be near the boiler/cylinder/heat pump. It is in fact better to be in the room where the UFH system is to be fitted or very close by if it’s a single room (single zone) system or somewhere central for multi-room (multi-zone) system.
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How we specify Wet Underfloor Heating

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Whilst not the proverbial ‘rocket science’, specifying an underfloor heating (UFH) system correctly is important to ensure a number of things:
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Debunking 8 common underfloor heating myths

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The following information aims to debunk 8 of the most common myths that surround the installation and running of underfloor heating systems.
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6 reasons why you need Variotherm wall heating in your home

by UFH1
Wall heating systems work very similar to underfloor heating in that they heat a room predominantly by radiation (like the sun) as a result of pumping warm water through looped pipes. Wall heating systems are often used as an alternative to UFH in renovation projects. Until the recent additions of retrofit and wall heating systems, installing ufh resulted in the floor having to be excavated. Although Retrofit UFH kits have eliminated the need to fully excavate flooring, this does not mean wall heating systems are now redundant. It is not always economically viable to re-lay flooring after installing ufh such as in renovations of older homes.
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Floor surface temperatures when fitting underfloor heating

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When fitting underfloor heating the floor surface temperature will vary. In this article to go over some statistics for your benefit.
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How to select the right underfloor heating system for you

by UFH1
Underfloor heating is a great economical way of heating your home. Whether you are considering adding it to a building, as part of an extension, or as part of a new build or a renovation and it may be domestic or commercial.
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