Wherever underfloor heating is used it is important to understand that in order to ensure that it runs with optimum efficiency there are two essential criteria to consider. Low temperature and fast response. The lower the flow temperatures then the lower the energy demand on the system. This is perfectly suited to geo-thermal heat sources such as ground or air source heat pumps. The faster the system can respond to changes to the ambient condition both in terms of heating up and cooling down the more even the temperature and thus the more comfortable the living space will be. If a system can warm up rapidly it can take account of changes in the ambient conditions. The faster it can cool, the less chance there is of the building overheating which in today’s highly insulated and airtight buildings is a real problem throughout the industry. Fortunately Gypsol HTC screed offers a solution to both of these elements as well as being a high strength, cost effective and thin screeding system which meets the modern demands of living.
EJS Floor Solutions is a partnership with over 20 years’ experience of using flowing screeds within the construction industry. They install liquid screed floors for new home and self builds, renovations, conversions and extensions across the South of the UK.
This case study features the construction of a new detached 4 bedroom home in Essex. Lynn, the client, asked EJS Floor Solutions for advice on a sustainable floor screed in her new home that was suitable for use with underfloor heating. Once the parameters were defined it was felt that Gypsol HTC, a unique and specialised mix design developed specifically to optimise the performance of underfloor heating systems, was the most suitable option. EJS first attended the project location to carry out a pre installation survey to advise the client on the floor preparation, ensuring that conditions were suitable for the application. On the day of installation, EJS took delivery and application of Gypsol HTC screed covering 190m2 OF Gypsol HTC Screed in less than three hours.
Testimony: “It was great how straightforward the installation of the Gypsol HTC liquid floor screed was. EJS helped me source and implement an environmentally friendly floor product that will enable optimal performance of my underfloor heating in my new home. EJS’ knowledge of liquid screed is first class and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.”
Lynn, Self-builder, Essex.
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