Nu-Heat was asked to design and supply an energy-efficient, low flow temperature heating solution using renewable technology for the Magpie Farm development. Property developers TG Designer Homes frequently use UFH for their high end homes, so it was the obvious choice as the high end heating solution for Magpie Farm: a stunning development of five, detached, four and five bedroom, barn-conversion-style new build homes in Appledore, Kent.
Nick Cole, Director at NDC Plumbing and Heating, a Nu-Heat Registered Installer for the past five years, says: “We use Nu-Heat all the time because it is a decent product, they are efficient and good at what they do … and we have built up a good relationship with them over the years.”
“What sets Nu-Heat apart from the competition is their design work and their handover manual, which is fairly comprehensive,” says Cole. “They give that extra customer service”.
Working together, Cole and the heating design experts at Nu-Heat decided on a system that best fitted this modern, development. They chose a system that incorporated some of Nu-Heat’s most high performing heating solutions; ClipTrack screed UFH on the ground floor and LoPro10 retrofit UFH on the upper floors, fuelled by a NIBE F2040 air source heat pump.
“ClipTrack screed UFH works well with polished concrete floor finishes and it’s a particularly efficient way of heating floors,” notes Cole. “The LoPro10 UFH is one of the best products out there for first floor underfloor heating because it works well with cement boards, which spread and hold the heat well.”
“The benefit to the homeowner of having a high-end heating system like this throughout their property is that the air source heat pump is renewable energy, reducing energy bills, and as there are no radiators on the walls, they have more options in terms of placing furniture in rooms and the house will hold its heat better,” says Cole. “With underfloor heating, you heat the floor as a whole and this is a better way for the house to retain heat.”