What started out as a bathroom upgrade for the owners of a substantial family home in Cambridgeshire has morphed into a major reconfiguration and extension project, with the installation of a CircofloPro underfloor heating system proving to be one of the simpler tasks as the plans took shape.
Ron Aylett and his wife live in a large detached bungalow in the village of Hardwick near St. Neots, and have carried out a number of changes including converting the entire loft area. However, their latest venture saw them create a bathroom in what had been a living room area, while adding a large orangery and altering the kitchen.
They are now in the process of having the boiler replaced with a modern, higher output model, and are extending the heating circuits using the CircofloPro kit, specified and supplied by the branch of SDE in St Ives. This was made up to order and was all ready for Ron to lay: including the LowDeck boards, 12 mm heating pipe runs, two four-port manifolds, circulating pump, controller and thermostat.
Ron commented: “We are getting towards the end of the project now with the orangery having been built as an extension to the lounge area, and the kitchen-diner completely remodelled. When we decided to install low profile, underfloor heating, it led to our contacting SDE who we knew and they recommended the Circoflo system.
“I spoke with Brendan Hourican of Circoflo for some installation advice who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I was really surprised how easy LowDeck boards were to fit, and even if you put the pipes down in the wrong area, you can just pull them up again and relay them without any fuss or damage.
“Using the new CAD drawing Circoflo provided, along with the manifolds and controller, we are creating two zones in each room so that you can set different times and temperatures: say for the lounge side or orangery.”
Ryan Seary of SDE added: “Along with our other branches in Luton and Stevenage we cover an area from London across to Kings Lynn, specialising in drainage and plastic building materials, and we began dealing with Circoflo some six months ago. We have quoted a number of projects now, with Mr. Aylett being the first one to start on site. We get very good assistance from Brendan Hourican at Circoflo, making up the packs to order – based on our passing on the floorplan drawings or measurements. It’s a great service with a lot of potential for us.”
LowDeck is just one of half a dozen system options available under the CircofloPro brand, with a flexible solution to suit almost any floor construction and floor covering.