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Polypipe Building Products
All room types.
Doncaster DN12 1ES All floor coverings.
Tel: 01709 770 000
Fax: 01709 770 001 All stages of build.
2410 London Road
Glasgow G32 8XZ
Tel: 0141 778 8822
Fax: 0141 778 2703
Co. Armagh BT66 7HL
Tel: 028 38 881270
Fax: 028 38 882344
For consumer information visit www.freeyourwalls.com
For technical advice visit www.ufch.com
www.polypipe.com Polypipe Building Products is a registered trading division of Polypipe Limited
Imagine a heating system where warmth is where
Whatever you want it to be, when you want it to be. Imagine
your budget, walking into a home with no unsightly radiators or an
uncomfortable atmosphere; just a soothing, welcoming
whatever your warmth from the cold outdoors.
Polypipe underfloor heating
of heat - we have systems deliver just this.
• The flexibility to install in your entire
home, one room, or even part of
an underfloor Making your house a home. a room, regardless of existing floor
covering and stage of development
heating solution What’s more, with our flexible • The freedom to design your home the
to suit you. product options, underfloor
heating is now affordable
way you want to, removing unsightly
• A family friendly environment with no
Here is what you can expect from low-level hot surfaces and metal edges
our unique underfloor heating presented by radiators
solutions: • Maintenance free with
• Radiant heat for a consistently warm a 50-year guarantee*
and comfortable environment
• Heating efficiency; helping you to save
money (and the natural environment)
Underfloor About Polypipe
Established in 1973 and based in With a focus on innovation and On top of this, Polypipe also offers a
Doncaster (UK), Polypipe is one of continuous product improvement, 50-year guarantee on pipes* ensuring
the UK’s largest manufacturers of Polypipe has become a pacesetter in the that, in the unlikely event of a defect in
industry – developing products that are materials or the manufacturing process,
specialist plastic plumbing, heating,
at the forefront of energy efficiency and you are covered.
waste, and drainage products.
Polypipe products can
As well as being a market leader in
We are a member of the Underfloor be found in plumbers
underfloor heating, Polypipe has pioneered
Heating Manufacturer’s Association and builders merchants
exacting standards and set the benchmark
(UHMA), who set and monitor standards nationwide and installed
for quality in all of our products.
for materials, design, and installation of by competent installers
underfloor heating systems. and members of our
*Excludes fittings, manifolds and control products
Radiant heat Flexibility Safe living environment
Unlike radiator-based systems, underfloor Polypipe offers a range of solutions to suit Radiators can reach a heat of around 80°C
heating ensures an even dispersion of any type of home and budget, making and often present sharp metal edges,
heat across your entire room, delivering underfloor heating accessible to everyone. making them a real risk to small children,
a comfortable environment with no cold elderly or infirm occupants.
What’s more, you can easily integrate our
spots or draughts.
underfloor heating systems with all existing Underfloor heating systems remove this
In general we all feel more comfortable heat sources, including renewable sources. risk completely from your home.
when we are in an environment where
So whether you need underfloor heating
our feet are warmer than our heads.
for a new-build property, a complete Maintenance free
This is exactly the environment achieved
house renovation, or just a single room, With a 50-year guarantee*, Polypipe’s
with underfloor heating and the opposite
Polypipe can provide a seamless, adaptable underfloor heating systems are virtually
underfloor heating solution for your maintenance free.
Energy efficiency Meaning, once it’s installed, you can
Underfloor heating is far more Design freedom forget about it and just enjoy the benefits
that it brings.
controllable than radiator based systems
Removing radiators from your walls gives
and heat is only delivered where and Our advanced underfloor heating
you the freedom to design your home
when it is required. systems are also quieter than most other
the way you want.
leading products, making it even easier
Polypipe underfloor heating also works
Furniture can be placed anywhere you like! to relax in your new warm, comfortable
perfectly with heat pumps as our
and tranquil environment.
systems operate at relatively low water No longer do you have to worry
temperatures, maximising the efficiency about blocking the heat output from
of the heat pump. wall-mounted radiators with your sofa
or floor-length curtains. Underfloor heating
truly gives you complete design freedom.
Underfloor heating is the closest to an
ideal heating temperature.
Underfloor heating for all applications
Wherever you live and whatever type of project you are working on,
we have an underfloor heating solution to suit you.
New/self build Renovation Single room
underfloor Convecting heat
Underfloor heating can add value to a
home and also help you save on energy
bills, so whether you are planning to sell
or live in your new/self build home once
Whether you are renovating all floors
or just one, our selection of underfloor
heating products offer you the ability to
tailor a system that is right for you.
You would be surprised at how easy it is
to integrate underfloor heating in a single
room with your existing heating system.
Whether you are adding a new room, such
complete, installing underfloor heating
Polypipe underfloor heating systems can as an extension or conservatory, converting
is an extremely prudent choice to make.
easily work with existing heating systems a loft, or installing a new kitchen or
With a choice of Solid, Floating, Suspended, and integrate both with new and existing bathroom, incorporating underfloor
MHP (Modular Heating Panel) and Overlay™ floor constructions. heating is both practical and easy.
underfloor heating systems, you will be
Modular Heating Panels are particularly If the nature of your project means that
sure to find the perfect solution for your
effective for use in upper floors of you do not need to disturb the existing
new/self build project with Polypipe.
renovation projects. floor structure, opt for either of our unique
OverlayTM or OverlayTM Lite solutions.
*Excludes fittings, manifolds and control products
Underfloor heating systems product selection
Typical applications and features
New build Existing floor
Underfloor Over floor
SOLID FLOATING SUSPENDED OVERLAY™
FLOOR FLOOR FLOOR LITE OVERLAY™
All floor All floor Lightweight Tiles or
coverings covering floor coverings natural wood
High mass Larger areas Wet areas
laminates Multiple rooms
Finding a system that Existing rooms can be heated by installing
one of our unique OverlayTM systems. For a detailed design and Typical ground
floor or beam
is right for you We have tailored solutions for installation guide, visit and block
You have a number of underfloor
both lightweight and heavy www.freeyourwalls.com/ construction No wet trades
heating options available to you.
floor coverings. downloads.asp
Use the simple flow diagram
In new build projects you should take
and refer to the details of
into consideration the floor construction,
our underfloor heating types
installation method and heat source to
on the following pages.
find the right polypipe underfloor
All floor All floor
Fit from above Fit from
Solid Modular Heating Panels
For solid or screeded floors, Polypipe offers lightweight plastic Our MHP underfloor heating system is specifically designed
floor panels which are quick and easy to lay, allowing you to for heating upper floors, where it is often a difficult task to
install underfloor heating in a room of any shape or size. manoeuvre around the floor joists.
The piping is then fitted into the floor panels and covered with Modular Heating Panels deliver a pre-configured solution that
screed before laying the floor covering on top. can be easily fitted and connected together on-site.
The Polypipe Solid underfloor heating system is ideal for ground What’s more, Modular Heating Panels do not have to cover the
floors in new build or renovation projects as well as most entire room area. They can be placed strategically, in areas that
conservatories and extensions with a solid floor construction. Screed need heat the most, for maximum efficiency, avoiding areas
Solid floor plate under baths and fitted units.
Polybutylene barrier pipe
Heat diffusion foil
10mm pipe circuit
Suitable for both solid and timber floors, the Polypipe Floating
underfloor heating system is an ideal alternative to the Solid
system when structural weight limitations prevent you from
adopting the latter. Overlay™ and Overlay™ Lite are uniquely easy to install Suitable for:
In new builds, the high-density polystyrene panels used with this given that you do not have to remove or alter the existing Tile
system can also enhance the thermal insulation requirement. floor structure.
This makes Overlay™ systems perfect for single room,
renovation, and even new build projects – basically any
Polybutylene barrier pipe application. These are our most versatile and easy-to-install
Heat spreader plate 600mm x 800mm
underfloor heating systems. OverlayTM panel
Fits over concrete or
Suspended 12mm pipe
18mm floor panel
Designed for use in timber suspended or battened floors, the
Polypipe Suspended underfloor heating system incorporates Controls and Ancillaries Suitable for:
aluminium double heat spreaders to ensure that heat is dispersed Vinyl
evenly across the floor surface. A number of controls and ancillaries are Carpet 6mm plywood lining
available from Polypipe, all of which help
This system is perfect for all floors above ground level, providing
you to get the most out of your underfloor
a lightweight yet highly effective underfloor heating solution.
heating system. End return
In particular, certain rooms can have their
own dedicated heating controls allowing
you to maximise the energy efficiency of 600mm x 800mm
Tounge & groove flooring Ceiling your home by only heating the rooms OverlayTM panel
Double heat spreader plate Polybutylene barrier pipe that you are using.
Polystyrene or foam
insulation For further information, or for the technical Heat diffusion foil
Supporting joists specifications of each product type, visit 12mm pipe
www.freeyourwalls.com/downloads.asp 18mm floor panel
to download our Technical Installation Fits over concrete or
Guide, pricelists, and other literature. floorboards
Polypipe offers three solutions to To find the correct system pack for your This service also includes a telephone
help homeowners find the correct project use our online Product helpline and local representatives
underfloor heating system Selector at www.freeyourwalls.com. nationwide to ensure that you or your
This online tool will also provide you chosen installer know how to fit the system
specification: Solutions to suit any home
with an estimate of the material costs properly and in accordance
for your project. with our guidelines.
No project is too big or too small.
Network Bespoke underfloor Our experts will deliver the most efficient,
Ask a member of our Registered Installer heating systems cost-effective solution for your particular
Network to assess your needs and specify needs. Whether you need underfloor
For unconventional projects or projects that heating for a single room or an entire
and price the system for you. See page 12
fall outside of the scope of our standard 3-storey home, our system designers
for more details.
room/house packs, Polypipe’s expert system will find the perfect solution for you.
designers will build a bespoke underfloor
Online Pack Selector heating system to suit your specific Simply download and complete the enquiry
Our unique pack system offers pre-collated requirements. form from www.freeyourwalls.com and
room and house packs for all standard submit your drawings to us. We will then
system configurations. assign an expert system designer
to provide you with a complete design
and component list for the project.
All Polypipe products are Manufacturing quality assurance
manufactured and tested to the
highest standards to ensure In accordance with BS ES ISO 9001:2000 (BSI registered
maximum quality and performance. firm Certificate FM00318).
Accreditations, standards and guarantees
- one of Europe’s largest manufacturers
of plastic plumbing and heating Installation standard
products, Polypipe Building Products
To follow the recommendations of BS5955 - Part 8 2001
Ltd has developed a unique range of
Plastic Pipework (Thermoplastic Materials).
underfloor heating solutions. Designed
for installation into both existing and
new build projects all Polypipe products
are manufactured and tested to highest British standard
standards to ensure maximum quality
Class S Rated to BS7291 Part 1 and Kitemark Licence Number
38148 to BS7291 Part 2.
For further quality assurance all Polypipe
products carry the following Standards
and System Approvals: WRAS Listed in the WRAS Water Fittings and Materials Directory.
KIWA/KOMO Certificate numbers K14341, 14342 and 14343.
Polypipe underfloor heating products,
BBA Polypipe Polybutylene barrier pipe, fittings, accessories
excluding manifolds and control products,
and underfloor heating systems are covered by BBA
are covered by a 50 year Guarantee*,
Certificate No. 00/3699.
which protects against defects in
materials or manufacture of the
underfloor heating system from date of Polypipe is a member of the Underfloor Heating
purchase. This guarantee only applies if Manufaturers Association.
the system is installed in accordance with
the manufacturer’s recommendations,
and is used in a normal domestic P.B.P.S.A. Polypipe Building Products Ltd is a member of the
operation. This document should
Polybutylene Piping Systems Association, which is a recognised
be read in conjunction association of the companies whose aim is to promote the
with all other features, benefits and best practice installation techniques of
documentation polybutylene pipe systems, as well as providing a wide range
supplied with Polypipe of technical information and support.
products. If you have
any queries, please
contact our Technical British Gas - has accepted the Polypipe Polyplumb Class
Quality-assured You can locate your nearest Polypipe
underfloor heating specialist from the
You can find your nearest Hotline on 01709 770000. S Polybutylene pipe system as being acceptable for open
registered installer here:
installation Polypipe Registered Installer Network by
vented and sealed central heating systems and is eligible for
acceptance onto Three Star Central Heating System Cover.
So now you have decided that
underfloor heating is for you and Our network of registered installers can
you have an idea of the type of provide you with detailed installation
system you need, what next? quotations and design specifications for
the perfect underfloor heating system for
The first step is to get in touch with your your project – offering you a convenient,
local heating installer to competitively priced solution.
discuss your initial
ideas and project At Polypipe we enforce the strictest entry
requirements. They will standards to our Registered Installer
also be able to give Network, ensuring that you receive only
you a project plan and the best quality workmanship.
detailed cost breakdown. *Excludes fittings, manifolds and control products
Still got cold feet? Can underfloor heating Can I use underfloor Are Polypipe systems Will underfloor heating
If you are still not sure whether Polypipe be used alongside a heating in just one room? better than electrical delay my building or
underfloor heating is right for you,
here is a little more information to
radiator-based system? Yes. Our Overlay™ systems are ideal for systems? refurbishment project?
single room applications where you can
help you decide. Yes. Our systems can be used either Yes! Generally, water based systems are No. Providing that your project has been
simply fit the panels over your existing solid
as a primary or secondary source of more energy efficient than electric systems. scheduled properly, there is absolutely no
or timber floor then fit your floor covering
heat in your home thanks to their Water based systems also allow any reason why installing underfloor heating
Do I need to replace compatibility with both standard
over the top.
power source from electric, gas or would delay progress. In fact, you will be
my existing floor? and condensing boilers. Our advanced range of innovative products renewable energy. surprised at how fast Polypipe systems can
and temperature control solutions also actually be installed.
No. Our patented Overlay™ systems ensure that disruption to existing heating
allow you to lay the panels over existing Is underfloor heating systems is minimal. Can underfloor heating
solid or timber floors. It’s as effective
expensive to install? only be used with tiled Will underfloor heating
as a traditional underfloor heating
system, without the inconvenience No. Generally, Polypipe systems cost Will the system need or solid floors? make my feet ache?
of traditional installation. much less to install than other systems,
particularly when installing our Overlay™
maintenance? No. Polypipe underfloor heating systems
No. Older systems, due to their inefficiencies,
had to produce more heat to maintain a
will operate effectively and efficiently
systems or Modular Heating Panels as No. All Polypipe underfloor heating is comfortable room temperature – which
Is underfloor heating these are designed to save time, and virtually maintenance free and comes with
under any type of floor covering – tile,
often led to people experiencing achy feet.
timber, carpet, laminate, or vinyl. Just
easy to control? therefore money, during installation. a 50-year guarantee on pipes.*
ensure that the system is well insulated Our systems incorporate the latest energy
Yes. Polypipe provides a number of underneath to prevent any heat-loss. efficiency and insulation technologies,
control options, including single zone Is underfloor heating meaning our underfloor heating solutions
don’t lose as much heat and therefore
and individual room control, allowing
you to control the temperature in specific
expensive to run? don’t have to work as hard to keep your
rooms or areas of your home. No. In fact, in the long-term, Polypipe home warm – avoiding causing achy feet.
underfloor heating systems can actually
reduce your energy bill quite significantly
thanks to their efficiency. *Excludes fittings, manifolds and control products