Continental Underfloor, the UK's largest specialist direct supplier of energy efficient underfloor heating systems to the trade, has today (28th November) had its new premises on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate at Launceston, Cornwall opened by Dan Rogerson, MP for North Cornwall.
Leading underfloor heating supplier Continental joins manufacturers and suppliers across the UK to support the national campaign "Ask for Underfloor".
The latest research shows that a huge percentage of people would prefer to have the comfort and efficiency of underfloor heating, but home builders and developers are missing the opportunity...
Bude company awarded 'Best use of Superfast' at Cornwall Business Awards 2012. Continental's ICT Manager Simon Smith and Chairman Chris Ingram accepted the award from Olympic medallist Roger Black and Jon Reynolds, Regional Director of BT.
Thanks to Continental Underfloor's innovative use of superfast broadband, news has spread quickly about the announcement of their short listing in the Cornwall Business Award category for best use of superfast.
Following customer feedback, Continental Underfloor's boffins have developed the SlimFix system to simplify underfloor heating instalations in floating floors. General Manager, Phil Boundy commented 'this is the most exciting new development for underfloor heating in 5 years, the SlimFix system is so versatile and easy to handle, installers will save a huge amount of time on site.'
Ease of installation, low running and maintenance costs, compatability with renewable energy sources and its 'invisible' nature have all contributed to the UK's growing love affair with underfloor heating (UFH).
Flooring type is often not decided upon until underfloor heating has already been installed. Technical Director of Continental Underfloor, Bill McConnel , explains how to avoid any pitfalls and achieve best results.
Underfloor heating systems feature different operating modes which are designed to achieve optimum efficiencies from the systems. Richard Kern, Senior Product Engineer of Continental Underfloor, discusses the options available and gives his advice on how to obtain the best results.
Using renewable energy can cut down on carbon emissions and deliver savings on fuel bills; Bill McConnel, Technical Director of Continental Underfloor explains how using underfloor heating (UFH) can reinforce these energy efficiencies.
The Guardian Weekend - Space solves - asked Chris Ingram, the managing director of Continental Underfloor the lowdown on underfloor heating for a three storey house. Does it go in every room, including bathrooms and hallways? What happens to my radiators? Do I need a new boiler? Chris advises on the following...
Under floor heating can be used with virtually all flooring materials, and is easy to install, but here are a few technical pointers to help make the process even easier. Read full article about technical tips for installing under floor heating.
Dramatic energy savings can be made by using underfloor heating with an alternative energy source such as geothermal heat. Geothermal heat pumps are able to provide up to 75% of the energy needed to run an underfloor heating system.
Increasingly heat pumps are being considered as boilers; anything new can be daunting which may explain limited take-up, but the technology is well proven and works well with underfloor heating. So what opportunity does this offer for heat installers?
Not all training is good training, according to Toby Lott, Training Manager for Continental Underfloor. With few companies providing accredited underfloor heating training, Toby looks at how the industry is seeking to address the issue.
Continental Underfloor has supplied a wet underfloor heating (UFH) system for installation with a geothermal heat pump in a new home in Launceston, Cornwall. The self-builder made the decision to fit the Continental system with geothermal to make energy saving efficiencies in the home.
Already popular across Europe, under floor heating (UFH) is increasingly becoming the heating system of choice for self-builders in the UK. Driven by its appearance on numerous home-improvement television programmes, UFH is a desirable, fashionable heating option. More than just a way of heating a house, it has become a consumer lifestyle choice.
As more consumers enjoy the benefits of Underfloor Heating (UFH), builders are finding they need to provide customers with smart, up-to-date advice on a variety of systems. Bill McConnel, Technical Director of Continental Underfloor provides an insight into the differences between electric and warm water (wet) systems, and considers how to choose the most appropriate solution for installation in renovation, refurbishment or extension projects.
On 13th September 2005, the approved drafts for Building Regulations, Part L, Conservation of Fuel and Power and Part F, Ventilation were published. The changes are due to come into effect on 6th April 2006 and correspond with the Government's target of reducing UK carbon dioxide emissions by 20% in 2010. Bill McConnell, Technical Director of Continental Underfloor considers how the installation of underfloor heating complies with the new regulations and helps to reduce carbon emissions.
The modern age in which we live means we are spoilt for choice of floor coverings and using them with underfloor heating is a popular and cost effective option. Whilst different floor coverings have different requirements, specification of under floor heating does not need to be complicated or technical and a good UFH supplier will give you sound advice on what is required.