Pipework system controls radiators individually in student accommodation
As part of the £150 million upgrade programme of the Marston Road student accommodation development for Oxford Brookes University, the Thermo-link system for making individual connections to radiators has been installed — making possible individual zone temperature control. This system uses double-walled plastic tube installed in the floor screed to connect each radiator to a Thermo-Link manifold (as illustrated). The twin-wall construction prevents floors becoming too warm.
Neil Evans, general manager of Thermo-Floor, explains , ‘We were brought on board because the system is quick to install, so it is perfect for quick turnaround, multi-discipline projects.
‘Another advantage for this type of accommodation is that each radiator has its own flow and return, allowing the individual room-temperature control required. There is also a reduced risk of leaks and limescale build-up. There is never any corrosion of any kind.’