Timber and floating floors generally use heat spreader plates to transfer the heat from the pipes. There are many variations of these floor types and particular requirements should be discussed with our Technical Support Team.
Speedfit Pipe is installed into grooved aluminum plates which are first fixed from above in the case of traditional joists or from below in the case of engineered I Beam Joist systems. If the floor can be raised, floors can also be counter-battened to make installation even easier. Insulation is installed below the plates and it is important that the floor decking is in contact with the plate to maximise output.
‘Underfit’ – Joists and Battened Floors
A grooved, foil faced insulation panel for installing 15mm Speedfit pipe over existing floor structures (between battens) or under the floor (between existing joists). The system is a suitable choice for both new build and renovation projects. Similar to other JG Speedfit Underfloor Heating systems, a variety of floor coverings can be used. The JG panels will prove an excellent installation method for optimising heat efficiency and lowering energy consumption.
Things to keep in mind:
Dimensions – 1200 x 350 x 50mm
Heat Output – Approx 50-60w/m2
Pipe Centres – 200mm
Maximum Circuit Length – 100m