Larger room spaces and higher specification with increased sales margin
Custom made UFH panels with LayFast technology
High performance heating solution with boiler or heat pump heat source
OMNIE recently supplied the underfloor heating to a high quality Meadow View Park estate in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The development consisted of 12 open market timber framed houses- 3 x 4-Bed detached, 6 x 3-Bed detached & 3 x 2-Bed terrace homes. The developer wanted to set the properties apart from major house builders by offering a more sustainable heating solution that potential buyers would expect as well as higher quality fixtures and fittings to complement the market position.
Our local OMNIE expert covering the IoW, worked closely with the developer to tailor our systems to work with the individual project requirements. Underfloor heating was considered a key driver from the start, with the developer having experienced first hand feedback of the benefits of UFH such as an easier install and higher market price.
The developer decided that UFH would be top of the list as standard for all properties, and considers UFH more attractive to prospective buyers for reasons such as; making the rooms in the properties look larger, freeing up rooms for furniture and allowing for easier configurations by buyers, more desirable compared to run-of-the-mill specifications and the complimentary perspective of a higher quality fit out. Furthermore, the use of OMNIE Underfloor Heating in the development allows for a future proofing effect and home buyers can easily upgrade from gas boilers to heat pumps in the future with no loss of performance.
On the ground floor our tested Staples system was designed, specified and installed – this was an in-screed application to take advantage of the floor construction. The staple system was installed at 150mm centres to guarantee the correct performance of the system whether a gas boiler or heat pump is used.
On the first floor we designed a TorFloor panel which was specially manufactured to span 600mm joists. These panels incorporated our DrySystem and LayFast technology, reducing installation time and costs by incorporating a floor deck with no loss of heating performance.
In two of the twelve properties, buyers have opted for an Alpha-Innotec Air Source heat pump exclusively supplied and designed in the UK by OMNIE to take advantage of the increased efficiency