It’s easy to bring underfloor heating products to market and there are many companies in the UK market simply selling products. What they can’t bring to the marketplace quickly however, is knowledge. Jupiter has years of experience having completed hundreds of projects and it is this experience that you benefit from when you come to us for a solution.
No need to screed!
Using our range of completely screedless floor construction techniques and materials we can deliver a robust floor, incorporating underfloor heating, upon which the final floor finishes can be installed only 24 hours later.
Removing screeding from your floor construction process shortens build-in time and saves introducing a huge amount of moisture to your building.
Our Helpful Tools
Floor Build-up Configurator
Not sure which floor construction is the most appropriate for your project? Try using our Floor Build-up Configurator for a fast and simple recommendation based upon only a few questions.
K103 U-Value Calculator
To assist in estimating the depth of Kingspan K103 required for your project.
Dry installed, panel-based systems have one fundamental advantage over traditional pipe in screed systems: response time. Whether heating up or cooling down, screed based underfloor heating systems can take hours to respond – a key complaint by owners of such systems. As dry installed systems respond far more quickly they can be turned off at night rather than simply set-back for a few hours. This aspect of non-screed systems represents a significant saving in energy costs – an estimated 14% saving.
Floor and Wall Build-ups
We have a broad range of underfloor heating systems suitable for all types of floor construction and floor finishes. Each of our floor construction pages contains detailed 3D imagery, technical information, an NBS specification and an AutoCAD section to download.
Excepting timber plank flooring, most floor finishes can not be installed directly on top of any worthwhile underfloor heating panel. Our competition often recommends that an insulating layer of plywood or chipboard is installed on top to facilitate the installation of other floor finishes.
We have instead developed a range of low thermal resistance, high-mass alternatives that massively improve how a system feels underfoot, and how well it perfrorms, we term these ‘load-bearing surfaces’.
Dry Levelling and Waterproofing
In common with many of our solutions, dry levelling compounds originated in Germany. Historically installers were using sand to level floors but found that in some cases the sand, with its round and smooth grain structure, would dissipate leading to floor failure over time. Dry levelling compounds are made with an angular aggregate which binds together mechanically to produce a long lasting, stable floor construction.
If you are faced with a poorly installed beam and block floor, a dished suspended floor or simply have a lot of services in the way, dry floor levelling methods can overcome these problems quickly and with less mess.
Ensuring that the substrate is flat and level to start with is imperative to ensure that no movement can occur in the subsequent sandwich of layers. Insulation used should have a minimum compressive strength of 120 kPa. Insulation with this compressive strength is suitable up to 100mm under the JUPITER IDEAL system range. It is recommended that only a single layer of insulation is used. If a greater depth of insulation is required then a higher compressive strength product such as Kingspan GreenGuard should be specified instead.