Speedfit have blogged on their web site about a large installation of their Speedfit Underfloor Heating system in a housing complex of 193 new homes – St George’s Estate in the East End of London – 193 new homes are being built including 139 homes for open-market sale and 54 affordable rented homes for Eastend Homes. The development is being built by Telford Homes over 14 phases, and is a mix of refurbishment and new build.
Energy Efficient Heating
Within the new build portion of the housing development, Telford and Eastend Homes requested energy efficient heating systems. These currently are a mixture of Under Floor Heating and Central Heating. The Centrally Heated properties have a NIBE heat source feeding the radiators, which have all been plumbed in using the John Guest range of fittings and pipe-work.
The Under Floor Heating had been specified by JG Speedfit’s team of Designers and Technical Support Engineers who worked closely with RG Taylor Engineering to ensure the project ran smoothly from inception to installation. A JG Speedfit Technical Design Engineer commented “We have been working with RG Taylor for a number of years and the relationship we have fostered often means that
anybody within their own design department can call us with a new set of plans and have full confidence that we’ll return a full design to them within a week.”
Assisting RG Taylors Engineers on site is a Technical Support Engineer. The Engineer’s role is varied and can see him visiting site to check to make sure that JG’s “Best Practices” are being followed to specifying Under Floor Heating and carrying out on-site training for new Installers.
The Plumbing foreman for RG Taylor commented;
We have been using John Guest Speedfit through all of the phases here at St Georges Estate for Plumbing and Heating. For the Central Heating we have used 10mm pipe; where the impressive distances travelled; along with reduced install time has made us reconsider how we install our pipe-work on future projects. Toby Howard-Willis has regularly visited site to oversee the Under Floor Heating installations; his expertise, along with the efforts of the Design Team have been invaluable.
The complete case study is available on Speedfit’s web site. Click to buy John Guest Underfloor heating on the main Trading Depot web site.