Kay Metzeler Guest Blog – Underfloor heating
Posted on November 28, 2016 by CCF
CCF Partner with Kay Metzeler for Underfloor Heating Insulation Solutions
In modern construction, space is key. This combined with an increasing need for thermal efficiency has led to a high demand for underfloor heating in both commercial and residential builds. Kay Metzeler, one of the country’s leading suppliers of Expanded Polystyrene products, recognise this demand and manufacture innovative underfloor heating products in varying grades, types and sizes for all projects.
Underfloor Heating Panels
Kay-Cel Underfloor Heating Panels are manufactured from Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and have been used on prestigious commercial contracts throughout the UK. Manufactured and tested in accordance with British and European standards, the products contain no CFCs or HCFCs and is fully recyclable. These panels allow excellent thermal conductivity.
Kay-Cel Gridboard is a solution to quick and easy underfloor heating and is available in various grades and thicknesses. A 50mm grid pattern on a fibre woven film assists the installer to lay the heating pipes in the correct position using the grid pattern. Once in place, the pipe is secured to the board using a ‘U’ clip. The laminate film covering the board is specially designed to hold the ‘U’ clip in place, ensuring that the pipe is held securely in position. This allows a seamless finish for the underfloor heating solution.
Grooveboard is a contoured EPS board which can be manufactured in a large number of pipe layout designs to suit various pipe sizes and requirements. These boards can be manufactured in any EPS grade including Super Plus 70 and Super Plus 100 for enhanced thermal performance. Kay-Cel boards are compatible with all types of screed and readily accept all preparatory fixings ensuring that pipes remain in position until they are encased in the floor screed.
Alongside this, Kay-Metzeler have the technical capabilities to develop and produce under floor heating panels and products to customers’ exact requirements, including deflector panels, specialist laminates and many others.
Kay-Cel EPS and the Environment
All Kay-Cel products are manufactured with ISO certification both 9001 and 14001 for environmental issues and has a BRE Green Guide rating of A+. s. Kay-Cel UFH products are 98% air and therefore extremely resource efficient. Kay-Cel EPS is 100% recyclable.