An Essex-based project centring on the provision of a much-needed National Autistic Society (NAS) school has seen the installation of electric underfloor heating system Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO into the 60 houses built to off-set its costs.
At the centre of the project was the idea to build the school without using public funds. As a result, a carefully considered gated community of three, four and five-bed luxury houses – Chigwell Grove – was planned to enable its construction.
AREA: Bathrooms and Ensuites
ACTION: Protecting and Heating Floors
DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO was installed across the bathrooms and ensuites of the houses in the development, beneath 900 x 450mm and 600 x 600mm porcelain tiles. Three different sized kits were used according to the size of the rooms, minimising any waste product.
Paul Clough, owner of tiling contractor PJ Ceramics says,
“We found the DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO system very easy to install – much easier than mesh-based systems. In fact as a company we have recently switched completely to membrane-based systems – they’re far more versatile as you can route the cable around features rather than heating entire floors at additional expense”.
The DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO system features a studded uncoupling membrane into which heating cables are clipped and securely held in place, ensuring an even and consistent heating experience. It also offers reductions in height build-up and installation time in comparison to mesh-based systems, which require an uncoupling membrane to be installed as an additional layer in the flooring assembly.
The DITRA-HEAT-DUO membrane features a 2.5mm fleece layer that reduces heat loss to the substrate, accelerating the warm-up process by up to 70 per cent in comparison to conventional underfloor heating systems. This layer also provides impact sound reduction of up to 13dB (which translates to a reduction of 50 per cent by reckoning of the human ear).
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