Heating up new build flats

Nineteen luxury new build flats under construction in Newport, Wales will each have OSMA Underfloor Heating installed to give residents the highest levels of comfort when it comes to keeping warm.

Two blocks comprising 11 units have already been completed by Piercefield Developments. A third block is now underway with a further eight flats due to be finished during the next four weeks.

UFH is rapidly growing in popularity with house builders as it becomes the heating system of choice for discerning homeowners.

Spokesperson for Wavin Plastics, Karly Taylor, explains: “UFH provides radiant heat as opposed to traditional heating by convection. Radiators result in a higher temperature at ceiling level, whereas UFH distributes heat evenly throughout the room without any floor draughts.

“There is also around 15% more wall space in a room without radiators which is great for arranging your furniture. All walls can be used – ideal for those 42 inch widescreen TVs!”

OSMA Pocketed Polystyrene Underfloor Heating (UFH) from Wavin Plastics – a leading UK provider of water management solutions - was used for the ground floor.

Piercefield Development MD, Craig Sugar, comments: “We opted for the Pocketed Polystyrene system because it is a time-saving system suitable for screeded floors and consists of insulation with machined channels to hold the pipes at fixed centres.”

Foiled Polystyrene UFH was used on the first, second and third floors – the perfect system for timber floors which are joisted, battened or fully floating. Insulation panels with factory-fitted aluminium foil diffusers hold the pipe in place.

Craig adds: “We also used OSMA UFH from Wavin Plastics because the company was quick to respond to our request and we were confident the material would arrive on site on time because we’ve worked with the company before and they’ve always proved themselves reliable.”

To discover the winning formula for intelligent UFH, visit www.genius-ufh.co.uk. For straightforward support or to have questions answered, contact the OSMA UFH helpline on 01392 444 122 or via email at info@osmaufh.co.uk.

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