UFH in bloom at Vicarage Gardens
Keen to work in partnership with a company renowned for its technical expertise and products which guarantee quality, bosses at OSMA Underfloor Heating (UFH) from Wavin Plastics was chosen by Ashford Homes for it’s new luxury housing development – Vicarage Gardens, in Dilton Marsh, Westbury.
OSMA’s Pocketed Polystyrene and Modular Chipboard systems have been installed in each of the four five-bedroom homes to give the properties maximum open space. An OSMA TouchPad has also been fitted in each house which allows users to change heating settings and programs by remote control.
Project Manager with Ashford Homes, Stuart Morgan, said: “OSMA UFH is a trusted brand and OSMA well known as a market leader. We were looking for a company that could offer technical expertise and a product that offers assurance.
“There are many different heating systems on the market but we know OSMA Underfloor Heating has become one of the most unique and talked about innovators within the industry, supporting both private and public sector initiatives for commercial and residential development.
“We wanted to employ a system that adds to the design of a room and provides the most comfortable and manageable heat supply.”
Craig Parker, Project Manager for OSMA UFH, said being installed at the Vicarage Gardens development will help raise the profile and appeal of OSMA UFH among homebuyers.
“The performance of both systems is guaranteed because pipe-spacing and heat output is defined during the design process,” he said. “The standard OSMA UFH control, comprising low voltage programmable thermostats with built-in optimisation, enables the end user to set each room’s temperature independently.
“The energy efficient controls use very little power and their intelligent programming ensures the heating is only on when required, contributing to the expected 25 per cent saving on running costs that one can typically expect from using underfloor heating instead of radiators.”
OSMA’s Pocketed Polystyrene system allows for maximum flexibility and is regarded as a real time-saving option as the system allows insulation to be fitted at the same time as the UFH pipes. The insulation panels have machined channels and screed pockets to grip the pipes. Special end panels hold the pipe turns and insulate the Flow and Return pipe runs for each circuit.
The Modular Chipboard system meanwhile, uses tongued-and-grooved chipboard panels with pre-fitted UFH pipe that enables simultaneous installation of floor deck and UFH over a joisted or battened floor.
Pre-assembled Osma System Flo manifiolds support both the systems at Vicarage Gardens.