Thursday, September 13, 2012

Introducing LoPro10

Underfloor heating and renewables specialist, Nu-Heat, has added another floor construction to its already extensive portfolio. LoPro10 is a cement based floating floor with a height build up of just 15mm and excellent thermal properties that can be fitted on top of the existing floor deck, making it ideal for retrofit projects as well as new-build.

Nu-Heat is committed to ensuring that all of its products have optimum performance. LoPro10's low thermal resistance properties allow a high thermal output compared to floating floors under 18mm chipboard, where the heat output is far lower. LoPro10 also has one-third less thermal mass than a screed floor, allowing it to heat up rapidly.

The high thermal output also makes it an ideal partner for heat pump installations, especially in retrofit projects where a low-temperature heating system is needed to optimise heat pump performance but good heat transfer is needed to maintain comfortable room temperatures.

To meet robust acoustic criteria, the new floor construction provides airborne acoustic reduction on timber upper floors by adding mass. The added benefit being that, unlike many lightweight, floating floors, it feels solid underfoot.

Nu-Heat has carefully designed the product in order to make it easy to install. 10mm ultra-flexible PEX-c pipework can be easily laid in the grooved panels in lengths of up to 60m. Unique Fastrack clips enable pipework to be closely laid up to 10 abreast allowing easy run back to the manifold, something that most floating UFH systems fail to achieve. Tiles can be laid directly on to the dense rigid gypsum board with no requirement for a ply layer, making it quick to install.

With a height of just 15mm, LoPro10 is perfect for retrofitting into existing properties, where most will be able to accommodate the additional build-up with minimal adjustment to fittings.

LoPro10 can also be overlaid with 4-6mm plywood for direct carpeting and other floor coverings such as laminates, natural timber and engineered floors can be floated' directly over the panel without the need for battening.

If you would like to find out more about LoPro10 or any of the 60+ floor constructions available from Nu-Heat please contact us on 0800 731 1976 or visit www.nu-heat/lopro10.

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