Beam and block
Beam and block floors are ideal for the installation of under floor heating, and their greater usage for intermediate floors in Europe (rather than wooden joists) has helped to establish under floor heating.
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For a new build, the use of beam and block in place of joists simplifies and speeds up the installation process. The pipe is held in place using barbed staples (supplied), which push into the insulation, or tied to a lightweight mesh ( such as D49 or A142) which is simply loose laid on the insulation. Pipe spacing is generally 100mm from perimeter walls and 250mm centre.
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