Wavin Plastics’ OSMA Underfloor Heating (UFH) is enhancing its reputation for quality and efficiency after being selected for a number of innovative building projects across the UK, including the University of Nottingham’s Stoneguard C60 house scheme and the Zero Carbon House Project in the remote Shetland Islands.
In addition, OSMA UFH has proven to be a resounding success at The Eden Project’s prestigious education facility, The Core, while also making an impact on a number of national housebuilders.
Spokesperson for Wavin Plastics, Karly Taylor, comments: “Underfloor heating is a much sought after method of heating – it is more cost effective, quicker to install and without the need for radiators, frees up wall space within a property. It is encouraging that OSMA UFH is enjoying such widespread success, allowing more and more people to enjoy the benefits of Underfloor heating.”
One of the most pioneering projects supported by Wavin Plastics is the Stoneguard C60 research house, as Karly explains:
“We were very keen to support this particular scheme which aims to show how, through building design, carbon emissions can be reduced by 60 per cent. The system installed in the C60 House offers energy savings of up to 25 per cent - a major saving in a domestic space.”
OSMA UFH’s performance at the low energy, Zero Carbon House Project has also won praise.
Resident Michael Rea, said: “The scheme aims to show how a holistic approach to renewable energy can eliminate household carbon emissions that result from running a family home.
“OSMA UFH is a product which enabled the craft work to be taken out of the installation process.”
The Core is the centre-piece of the much lauded education centre, The Eden Project in Cornwall. OSMA UFH was installed to help the building adhere to natural environmental principles.
And it is not just environmental projects benefiting from OSMA UFH. The advantages have also been noticed by housebuilders.
Persimmon Homes has incorporated OSMA UFH into the Living-i project. UFH has been installed in the Lifetime House and the Techno House. Both buildings were constructed as examples of ‘innovative solutions for tomorrow’s world.’
OSMA UFH is also installed in every apartment at Berkeley Homes’ new Brighton development. John Gaffney, construction director for the company’s southern region, comments: “As a company we are always looking at new and innovative ways to meet the needs of discerning homebuyers – hence our decision to use underfloor heating at this development.”