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Underfloor Heating – a guide for house builders (NF71)

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This guide, released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation & the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), provides guidance for designers and house builders on the design, installation and commissioning of underfloor heating systems. The document is intended for those house builders and designers who are less experienced in underfloor heating but may be considering its use.

 

According to the authors, good design and installation are essential, but ensuring that underfloor heating systems are properly commissioned is of equal importance. Furthermore, research and guidance on other energy-related technologies, in depth care and attention during commissioning is vital if systems are to work efficiently and deliver the intended benefits avoiding unwelcome problems. The role of the homeowners and residents is also important; they should be inducted into the use of their particular system and be able to understand how to get the best from it. The objective of this guidance is to ensure that the performance of installed systems meet consumer expectations and deliver trouble-free, convenient and efficient heating and comfort.

 

The document is freely accessible at the link provided below.