The underfloor heating videos below give step-by-step instruction on how to fit the various different Polypipe hot water underfloor heating systems.
Unlike radiator-based systems, underfloor heating ensures an even dispersion of heat across your entire room, delivering a comfortable environment with no cold spots or draughts and in general we all feel more comfortable when we are in an environment where our feet are warmer than our heads.
This is exactly the environment achieved with underfloor heating and the opposite of radiators.
How To Fit The Solid Floor Underfloor Heating System - Video
The solid floor underfloor heating system from Polypipe is designed primarily for new-build scenarios but can be also used for renovation projects. It comprises three key components; the 15mm polyplumb barrier pipe, the polypipe red floor panels and the edge insulation coils. The video shows how the floor panels fit together. They can be easily cut but it is often easier to simply lock them together by overlaping the castelations.
It goes on to take you through the process of laying the pipe in a spiral pattern into the centre of the room and then after a return bend spiralling back out again and shows the use of conduit pipe to protect the barrier pipe as it enters and exits the screed, or where it passes from room to room through edge insulation. Buy Polypipe Solid Floor Underfloor Heating Products
How To Fit The Polypipe Overlay and Overlay Lite Underfloor Heating Systems - Video
The video shows instalation starting from a corner where the pipes will enter and leave the room and gives some useful tips to help make your project run smoothly such as using pipe off-cuts to keep the panels correctly aligned while the glue sets.
Each circuit of overlay pipe covers 11m2 and the Overlay Lite panels are laid in the same way. They can easily be cut to size with a sharp knife.
How To Fit The Polypipe Modular Heating Panel System - Video
The Polypipe Modular Heating Panel (MHP) system is very simple to install and is particularly useful when installation is taking place into upper floors. It comprises just a few products; the Modular Heating Panels (supplied in packs of five), the 15mm barrier pipe, and a few polyplumb fittings.
MHP is a pre-configured solution where all the floor heating componenets are supplied fitted within complete panels which are simply connected on site. Pipe circuitry is based on 10mm diameter pipe.They are designed to be quickly fitted into the existing joist voids and connected to a standard heat source. MHP works well with both traditional and engineered joists and can be fitted from above or below.
The video shows the pipe being fitted through the joists and the panels are screwed into place with screws and washers. Up to three panels can be connected to each other in series before reconnencting to the flow and return pipework.
How To Fit Polypipe Floating Floor Underfloor Heating - Video
Polypipe's floating floor system of underfloor heating can be used in new builds or as a retrofit solution. It is useful where a solid floor installation is not suitable due to weight limitations or where a 'dry build' floor option is preferred and it can be installed on top of either solid or timber floors.
How To Fit The Polypipe Suspended Floor Underfloor Heating System - Video
The Suspended floor underfloor heating system comprises 15mm barrier pipe and the 450mm wide polypipe double heat spreader plates that are fitted above joist level. The spreader plates are designed to fit between standard 450mm centre joists and are pinned into position while the pipe is fitted.
The video shows the Spreader plates and pipe being fitted and demonstrates how the pipe needs to be directed through notches cut into the joists. After it has been fitted the system can be covered in either 18mm chipboard or traditional floor boards.
Embarking on a large underfloor heating project can be a duanting task so we have put together as much information as possible to help you make informed choices regarding the best products for your needs.
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For small extensions or conservatories John Guest have some 'one-box' solutions available. See the JG Speedfit Underfloor Heating Packs for more information. The 30m2 Wireless Underfloor Heating Pack is a particularly popular choice.
See The JG Speedfit Underfloor Heating Videos
JG Speedfit have also produced a number of videos covering all their different underfloor heating systems. CLick to see the John Guest Speedfit Videos which all give step by step guides to help you choose the right system for you.