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Article Date: 9th April 2018

Uponor Provides Sacred Heart School with Integrated Underfloor Heating System

Sacred Heart School - Underfloor Heating System - Heat Pump

Uponor - Sacred Heart Primary School

A fully integrated underfloor heating package provided by Uponor, has enabled one of the UK’s most prolific builders of schools, Sunesis, to offer pupils of Sacred Heart Primary School a warm and pleasant learning environment. A joint venture between Scape Group and Willmott Dixon, each Sunesis school provides a rapid build, standard specification utilising an established sole-provider supply chain.

Uponor’s Tacker 16 underfloor heating system was installed using a heat pump as the main energy source. This configuration maximises the low heat outputs of the energy source while providing a cost-efficient and controllable approach to heating the building.

Uponor supplied and installed the insulation material, which was laid directly onto the finished slab. The underfloor heating was installed prior to construction of the internal walls to enable the 16mm pipework to be laid below the screed, however, the system was zoned to enable controllability for each classroom, with individual thermostats to adjust the temperature for each zone.

Uponor - Sacred Heart Primary School The 16mm PEX underfloor heating pipe was laid onto the insulation material by Uponor’s installation team, with the flexible pipe coiling to create a continuous heating infrastructure across the entire floorplate. The Uponor team then laid the screed, embedding the underfloor heating network in position.

As Kevin Dundas, product manager at Willmott Dixon explains, “Uponor showed a professional approach and a passion for their product which gave us complete confidence that Uponor was the right choice.”

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