As Underfloor Heating (UFH) systems enjoy a resurgence, XENERGY Styrofoam is proving to be the material of choice. Here we take a more detailed look at the rise in demand for UFH and why XENERGY is proving to be the insulation board of choice.
“Underfloor Heating was once seen as a luxury investment, however it is fast becoming a popular choice amongst homeowners thanks to its great energy-efficiency and ability to add value to a property.
In fact, according to the Underfloor Heating Market Report, UFH currently represents one of the fastest growing areas within the overall UK heating market; which grew by 6% in 2017, with similar growth forecast for 2018.
The report also found that the residential sector, including new builds, the self-build market and DIY retrofit projects, accounts for the largest share of the UFH market by value. In addition, the need for more energy efficient buildings has also seen a rise in the use UFH within other sectors, including healthcare, education and leisure.
XENERGY Styrofoam is 15% more thermally efficient and is manufactured from extruded polystyrene foam, offering unrivalled thermal performance.
There are two main options when it comes to UFH systems – water, which runs through pipes as part of your regular heating system, or electric. XENERGY is suited to both options due to its high compressive strength, lightweight, high efficiency and excellent thermal insulation properties.
In hot water-based UFH systems, XENERGY Styrofoam can be CNC machined to accept water pipes. The density of XENERGY Styrofoam is such that high quality and consistent grooving is achieved to ensure a good fit for the pipework, which, due to our bespoke routing capabilities, can meet specific designs.
For electric matting systems where there is an existing un-insulated floor slab, we offer readily cut sheets at 1200 x 600mm in both 6mm and 10mm thicknesses. Floor tiles can be set using any water-based tile adhesive and wood laminates can be laid in direct contact with XENERGY Styrofoam, without any issues.
Panel Systems is the UK’s leading supplier of XENERGY Styrofoam XPS products and is dedicated to supplying the underfloor heating market. The material is manufactured in the UK, fabricated in the UK and supplied from the UK at short lead times.
At our two manufacturing plants in Yorkshire, we have the latest 3 and 5 axis CNC equipment that gives us the ability to manufacture bespoke sizes as well as offering a standard 1200 x 1200mm board.
For further information, or to receive a quote for XENERGY, email email@example.com or call 01909 774914.