REHAU BUILDING SOLUTIONS
Suppliers of: District Heating, Pre-insulated Pipes, Heat Pumps, Chilled Ceilings, Underfloor Heating, Sub-surface heating & cooling, Radiant Heating & cooling, Heating Controls, Sewer pipes and chambers, stormwater management, plumbing systems, Acoustic Drainage
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REHAU Building Technology
District heating (heat networks) is the concept of one large centralised boiler instead of individual boilers. Heat is then transported via pre-insulated district heating pipes into each building. REHAU offer 2 pre-insulated pipes:
RAUVITHERM is the only PE-Xa district heating pipe manufactured in the UK which saves an estimated 29% on CO² emissions. Ideal for district heating, biomass, biogas and heat pump applications. Available in UNO 25-125mm and DUO 25-63mm.
RAUTHERMEX offers huge advantages over traditional steel pipework due to the speed and ease of installation. The high performance PU foam makes it ideal for large district heating over long distances where heat losses are critical. Available in UNO 25-160mm and DUO 20-75mm.
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RAUTITAN plumbing system is a universal system for drinking water and heating, RAUTITAN is the first choice for modern installations and consists of pipe, fitting and a compression sleeve that creates a permanently sealed joint. REHAU gives water quality the highest priority and for that reason, launched the lead-free gunmetal (RX+) fitting, to far exceed drinking water regulations. Coupled with a tried and tested joint used over 850,000,000 times worldwide.
Cavity-free – No room for germs. The tightness of the RAUTITAN connection technology effectively prevents microbial contamination –officially verified by the Fraunhofer Institute. So your customers can rely on optimal drinking water hygiene.
RAUPIANO PLUS acoustic soil and waste system is the ideal solution for your building drainage, offering 17dB sound insulation, fire protection and a good night’s sleep for your building‘s occupant.
- 30% faster installation
- Superior sound dampening
- Up to 35% space saved
- 120 minute fire protection
- Up to 30% cost savings
- High chemical resistance
- Highly durable and reliable
- 2 bar pressure rated
REHAU offer a number of solutions for sub-surface heating and cooling, from domestic systems to industrial and commercial solutions. Our offering for the commercial market includes our Chilled ceiling and TABS (Thermally Activated Building Structures) solution for buildings.
REHAU offers RAUTITAN, comprising Flex and Stabil polymer pipes, a new universal 10 bar pipework solution designed specifically for drinking water and heating systems. The flexible PE-Xa RAUTITAN pipework system delivers on durability, corrosion resistance and ease of installation, and is available in both coils and straights, and also as a pre-insulated pipe system, offering installers a solution for virtually every application. The Flex range, a five layer polymer pipe, is available from 16-63mm and the multilayer Stabil pipe range is available from 16-40mm.
REHAU has recently launched a new acoustic drainage pipe to the portfolio – RAUPIANO. RAUPIANO Plus pipes feature a unique multi-layer composition which reduces noise without the need for additional pipe lagging (17dB sound level). The pipe’s inner layer is made of polypropylene (PP) and is designed to be abrasion resistant and low friction to reduce blockages and extend life span; the middle layer is made of mineral-reinforced PP for sound absorption and stability; and the outer PP layer is impact resistant, shockproof and UV/weather resistant.
Further information, case studies and latest products can be found via our REHAU website or via the BPi Download Library.
REHAU NEW FLEXIBLE SMART CONTROLS MEET UNDERFLOOR HEATING DEMAND
NEW FLEXIBLE SMART CONTROLS MEET UNDERFLOOR HEATING DEMAND
An overhaul in smart control technology is required if developers and installers are to meet increasing demand for efficient and adaptable building heating systems, says a leading polymer specialist.
Though the need for solutions enabling that can meet ever-changing residential and commercial heating requirements continues to grow, contractors must balance flexibility and practicality when specifying smart controls. By selecting controls that can be easily installed, configured and operated, and are suitable to a wide range of buildings and applications, specifiers can help occupants better realise energy efficiency and cost benefits.
This is particularly the case for high-end heating solutions such as underfloor heating systems, where smart controls are a sought-after addition to optimise and automate building energy usage. To help meet these needs regardless of system size and requirements, REHAU have developed the new NEA Smart 2.0 underfloor heating smart control for use in new or refurbishment projects.
Applicable to a wide variety of premises including residential properties, schools and office buildings, it combines disparate data from multiple sources to efficiently regulate heating in up to 60 rooms. These sources include weather data gathered from its own sensors and the internet, and information learnt from a building’s overall energy efficiency and occupant heating habits.
Working from a base station that is hard-wired or wirelessly connected to individual room controllers, the NEA Smart 2.0 can be continuously supplemented with more devices as the building and its requirements develop. The system’s internet connection means that geofencing technology can determine the location of occupants and heat the premises accordingly, and provide the means for remote maintenance.
“The new NEA Smart 2.0 has been designed with flexibility and simplicity in mind,” says Franz Huelle, Head of Technical at REHAU Building Solutions. “Developers and installers can use the system as they require it – it can be as simple or as complex as their project demands, and can be easily configured and adapted as those demands evolve.”
He adds, “The NEA Smart 2.0 marks the beginning of an exciting journey for REHAU and we are excited to develop the capabilities of our smart controls for a more sustainable future.”
For more information on smart controls and REHAU’s new NEA Smart 2.0, visit: www.rehau.uk/neasmart
Rehau uPVC initiatives align with LETI Design Guide actions
Following the launch of Climate Emergency Design Guide from the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), REHAU is highlighting the ongoing initiatives in uPVC technology that will effectively contribute to a number of the guide’s action points.
With a clear sustainability agenda at its core, REHAU has created a business that develops energy-efficient solutions with minimal environmental impact, demonstrated via robust lifecycle assessments and investment into a subsidiary window recycling company.
Martin Hitchin, Chief Executive at REHAU, comments: “The LETI’s call to action to design climate-friendly buildings is one we have taken seriously for many years. We are a polymer business and passionately believe in the value this material brings to the built environment. And, while the media attention commanded by the world’s single-use plastic crisis is certainly warranted, it is imperative that we continue to make the distinction between components used in our daily lives versus those integral to the foundations of our built environment.
“We have always taken lifecycle assessments seriously at REHAU and as a result our environmental impact is proportionately lower than that of raw materials. This is due to high energy costs demanded for production and extraction of raw materials, as well as logistical considerations relating to transport and fuel costs.
“For example, while the merits of uPVC windows have long been acknowledged, the circular economy of such products is also crucial in the context of climate change. This is why we have implemented a closed material cycle, conserved natural resources and reduced CO2 emissions, with the percentage of profiles produced using recycled material rising from 25% to over 40% since 2014, and set to increase to 50% next year.
“In summary, we at REHAU are committed to relieving the burden on our environment, and thoroughly agree with the message sent by the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide. It is important that developers, landowners, designers, policymakers, and the wider supply chain are fully aware of the value that uPVC can bring when applied responsibly.”
For more information, visit: www.rehau.com/gb-en