Underfloor Heating

The concept of underfloor healing has been known for several thousand years. The Romans first developed it as a creature comfort in the colder, far-flung borders of their Empire. A number of villas have been unearthed in the UK which show that, for the nobility, central heating was very much a part of the builder's builders brief.

Their underfloor heating system was called a hypocaust. The floor was supported on stacks of tiles and hot air and was circulated under the floor from a furnace stoked, by slaves, outside the building. Hot air and smoke escaped through flumes of box tiles in the wall and plastered over.

21st century technology makes underfloor heating much simpler, and it is no longer just the privilege of gentry. The principle is simple. Everybody knows that hot air rises, so if you're going to increase the temperature in a room, by emitting heat at the lowest point and allowing it to rise, it will generate a warm, comforting environment in the process.

The "Komfort" Underfloor Heating Pipe is made of Polythene Raise Temperature (PEOC) MIDI Composite pipe, 17mm outside diameter with a 2mm wall thickness rated 6 bar at 90c. The protected integral oxygen barrier EVOH with a melting point of 180c is 10 times better than required by the German standard DIN 4728.

The Composite pipe is very strong but, nevertheless, very flexible. It can be laid in temperatures well below freezing, and is stable against ultra violet light. It also offers improved flow rate of approximately 15% over most other plastic pipes.

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