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Your Build - Winter 2017

Advertisement Feature Phase2 Winter 2017 35 cent of the total heat-loss, therefore the floor construction does lose some heat but it is recommended to improve the fabric of the elements in order to prevent heat loss. Furthermore, improving a floor construction is often complicated, expensive and causes floor height build-up. Case Study; Popes Farm Popes Farm is a great example of ‘homeimprovement’ at its very best. This house is a well-presented Grade II Listed family home with good accommodation over three floors, however, solid floors and low ceilings did not allow any floor height build-up. JK’s in-ground UFH system was the solution. It’s the UK’s only retro-fit system with no floor build-up but is also completely bespoke, installed by trained engineers with products which are tested and guaranteed up to 50 years. No radiators anymore The main living areas, all normal screed floor construction – are all fitted with underfloor heating. Radiators have been removed and the underfloor heating system is used as the primary heat source. Since the client was so happy with the bespoke, dustless, quick and professional solution, they also fitted the first floor with JK’s UFH system. The first floor, a timber floor construction, was prepared with 23mm KNAUF fiber floor boards (plain boards), where the JK Floorgrinder had created channels where the heating pipe was laid into. A solid floor finish – tiles – was applied directly on top of the UFH heating system by only using tile adhesive. The soft floor finished areas – carpet – were prepared with a latex selflevelling compound to backfill the channels, and the carpet was laid directly on top of that. www.jk-gb.com System features: • Single heating system; the only and primary heat source •Zero build-up; embedded 'into' screed floor •Bespoke; custom floor cutting on site •Efficient; uses very low water temperatures •Eco-friendly; saves on your gas bill •Affordable; no sub-floor work needed •Quick; installations take one working day •Dust free; channels are cut in without producing dust •Responsive; feel the warmth within minutes •One party; trained in-house engineers fit the entire system


Your Build - Winter 2017
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