The Old Workshop gets new Underfloor Heating

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An award winning London architect chose one of our underfloor heating systems in the conversion of a semi-derelict Islington workshop.

Architect Jack Woolley was presented with the challenge of converting the workshop into a residential unit, requiring significant extension work to restore and enlarge the former carpenter’s workshop.

As planning restrictions meant adding an additional storey wasn’t possible, a basement floor had to be excavated, doubling the size of the building.

Even with this extension the property only measured 100m², so space was at a premium. In order to heat the property efficiently while simultaneously saving space, a solid floor Underfloor Heating system was selected to be used on the concrete floors.

By installing underfloor heating it was possible to create a comfortable, uncluttered environment.

This made the space more flexible, taking the form of working or living areas  depending on the occupant’s needs.

As the building features some rooms with unusual wall shapes, Polypipe’s flexible polybutylene PolyPlumb pipes were used, making it easier to fit the system. Manifolds with flow regulators and gauges were also fitted alongside the new underfloor system.

Underfloor heating offers an energy efficient heating solution as it operates at a lower temperature than traditional radiator systems, reducing the demand placed on a property’s boiler.

To find out how cost-effective and easy it can be to add underfloor heating to your next project contact the UFCM team via ufcminfo@polypipe.com