Underfloor heating has revolutionary screed
An underfloor heating system that combines micro-screed technology with high-specification manifold design and Pex-a and Multilayer pipe has been launched by Thermoplane. The system has a rapid thermal response, thanks to the Gyvlon Thermoplane micro-screed. This screed eradicates the need for the long pre-heat times that are associated with sand-and-cement screeds, reducing energy consumption.
Gyvlon Thermoplane is a thin screed made from a waste product that would normally go to landfill; it comprises 98% by weight of this waste material. It dries quickly so it can be walked on in 24 to 48 h and take full loading after seven days. Up to 2000 m2 can be installed per day.
The stainless-steel manifolds incorporate double-regulating flowmeters. A loop that has ben shut off can be returned to its set point when it is re-opened.
The cross-linked polyethylene pipe has an oxygen diffusion barrier. A multi-layer plastic pipe with an aluminium core is available for installers preferring a more rigid pipe that once bent stays easily in plays in place.
Thermoplane offers an insurance-backed pipe and screed binder guarantee of 15 years. The pipe carries a 50-year guarantee.
Keith Westcott (pictured), CEO of Thermoplane, says, ‘With our partners, we have designed and developed an underfloor heating system which meets the needs of today’s marketplace and its demand for higher efficiencies and a better and more sustainable environment.’