EPS moulded panels enable quick and simple installation of underfloor heating into both suspended and ground floors, in both new build and renovation projects. They are made from lightweight moulded expanded polystyrene with pre formed slots for the heating pipe to be inserted.
Installing underfloor heating into upper floors can be challenging, even in new build projects. Most conventional underfloor heating systems comprise a single section of pipe, housed or placed within another part of the system structure, such as floor panels, which are cut to size on site. This works fine as there are no interruptions to the laying of the pipe. In a suspended floor, however, the pipe, plates and insulation have to fit within an obvious obstruction: the supporting floor joists. It is working around the joists, and avoiding other services, that has often led to underfloor heating being avoided in upper floors.
The moulded panel is a pre-configured solution, where all of the floor heating system elements are supplied fitted within complete panels, which are simply fitted and connected together on site.
Similar panels can also be installed on existing floors in an Overlay system . Using EPS as a high compressive strength lightweight insulated panel for lightweight floor coverings e.g. laminate, engineered wood, carpet etc. Due to its ease of handling and cutting it is also more suitable for larger areas and multiple room installations. These EPS systems use a 12mm pipe at 150mm pipe centres and provide excellent response times and heat output compared with traditional built in underfloor solutions and are therefore ideal for both traditional heating systems and low temperature renewable systems.