OMNIE UNDERFLOOR HEATING

OMNIE
UNIT 18 APPLE LANE
SIDMOUTH ROAD
EXETER
DEVON EX2 5GL

Tel: 01392 363605
Fax: 01392 364871

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Suppliers of: Underfloor heating systems, Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery MVHR, Heat Recovery, Ceiling & Wall Heating, Solar Thermal Heating, Heat Pumps

OMNIE manufacture, design and supply innovative high performance underfloor heating systems and smart controls for all applications and UK constructions. Our products are designed exclusively for the UK market and the unique British climate and are independently tested at BSRIA for performance. Excellent comfort conditions can be obtained alongside low energy consumption and running costs by bringing together an OMNIE underfloor heating system and OMNIE heat pump.

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Underfloor Heating

We design underfloor heating products to work with all floor constructions, deliver the best in heating or cooling performance and maximise the efficiency of a heat source. Timoleon products are independently tested, completely unobtrusive and offer a more comfortable living environment.

LAYFAST TECHNOLOGY – Our new LayFast technology incorporates multidirectional panels with ball routed channels, making the systems faster to lay than ever before.

ULTRALOW TECHNOLOGY – Our new UltraLow technology enables some of our systems to achieve build up as low as 15mm. That is thinner than a five pence piece.

DRYSYSTEM TECHNOLOGY – DrySystem technology means no wet trades are needed for installation. All our products for timber floors feature DrySystem technology.

TILEOVER TECHNOLOGY – TileOver technology enables a tiled floor finish to be achieved even with our dry construction and insulation based underfloor heating systems with no loss of performance.

Heat Pumps

OMNIE supply the best in class Heat Pumps including Ground & Air Source extraction. All our heat pumps are made in Germany and deliver the very best in heating performance regardless of application.  Please contact us with your project requirements and we will find the right heat pump solution for you.

Control Systems

Our brand new OMNIE TOUCH smart thermostat delivers precise zone control of underfloor heating circuits. The large full colour LCD capacitive touchscreen display and ultra-thin profile not only mean that the device looks great in any home, but also ensures the programme menu is simple to understand and easy to use. A remote sensor is also available to create a partner zone (such as en-suite) or measure the temperature from a different location to the touchscreen. Our new controls are very easy to setup and have identical electrical connections to industry standard thermostats making them a clear choice for underfloor heating applications. The OMNIE TOUCH is available from mid 2018.

Ceiling and Wall Heating

An OMNIE radiant heating system can be installed in the wall or ceiling.  The same principle that makes underfloor heating work can be applied to walls and ceilings. As long as there is sufficient heating area a room can be satisfactorily warmed with a ceiling or wall heating system giving the same comfortable radiant effect as underfloor heating.

Ceiling Cooling Systems

An OMNIE ceiling cooling system will reduce the ceiling temperature by a few degrees, this reduces the radiant temperature within the room improving comfort conditions.. Omnie is able to provide a range of products and controls for ceiling and floor cooling systems that provide an alternative to air conditioning.

Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available via the Omnie Underfloor Heating website or via the BPi Download Library

CEILING HEATING SYSTEMS . .
CLIMATE CONTROL Heat Pumps .
COOLING SYSTEMS Underfloor .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP Commercial
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP Domestic
HEAT PUMP Controls Smartphone Mobile App Activated
HEAT PUMPS Air Source Air Extraction/Air to Air and Air to Water
HEAT PUMPS Air Source Commercial
HEAT PUMPS Air Source Domestic
HEAT PUMPS Air Source Hot Water
HEAT PUMPS Commercial .
HEAT PUMPS Commercial Multiple Units
HEAT PUMPS Cooling / Heating Reversible .
HEAT PUMPS Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP .See Also GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING:
HEAT PUMPS Indoor, In-Apartment, In-Dwelling .
HEAT PUMPS MCS Approved / MCS Accredited .
HEAT PUMPS RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) .
HEAT PUMPS Solar Heating Connected .
HEAT PUMPS Ventilation Systems Connected .
HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS See Also VENTILATION SYSTEMS: Heat Recovery .
HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS Ceiling Surface Heating and Cooling Applications .
HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS Wall Surface Heating and Cooling .
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Heating / Hot Water / Ventilation
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Integrated Multiple Heat and Cooling Sources
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Networked Control Systems
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Smartphone / Smart Device Mobile App Enabled
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Whole House
HEATING CONTROLS Multiple Zone .
HEATING CONTROLS Remote Control See Also CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS
HEATING CONTROLS Remote Monitoring and Control Central Control Units
HEATING CONTROLS Remote Monitoring and Control Smartphone / Smart Device Mobile App Enabled
HEATING CONTROLS Remote Monitoring and Control Web Enabled Smart Phone / Smart Device Linking
HEATING CONTROLS Wireless WiFi Enabled
HEATING CONTROLS Zone Control .
HOT WATER CYLINDERS Domestic .
HOT WATER CYLINDERS Domestic Heat Pump Energy Source .
HOT WATER CYLINDERS Domestic Solar Systems Solar Connected
HOT WATER CYLINDERS Domestic Solar Systems Space Heating and Hot Water Systems
HOT WATER CYLINDERS Domestic Triple Coil Hot Water and Underfloor Heating Systems
HOT WATER CYLINDERS Domestic Twin Coil Dual Coils Double Coils .
HOT WATER CYLINDERS Domestic Twin Coil Dual Coils Double Coils Renewable Heating Systems
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating .
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating Battened Floor
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating Floating Floor
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating Floor on Floor Over Floor Fitting
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating Foil Backed
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating Pre-Grooved
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating Screeded Floor
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating Timber Suspended Floor
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating Warm Water Systems
INSULATION PANELS Underfloor Heating .
MANIFOLDS Underfloor Heating .
PIPES Underfloor Heating Synthetic PE-RT
RADIANT HEATING PANELS See Also RADIANT PANEL HEATERS .
RADIANT PANEL HEATERS Ceiling Mounted .
RADIANT PANEL HEATERS Wall Mounted .
SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS Domestic/Residential .
SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS Ground Mounted .
SOLAR HEATING Collectors .
SOLAR HEATING Hot Water Cylinders .
SOLAR PANELS Flat Plate Collectors .
SOLAR PANELS Flat Plate Collectors Flat Plate Vacuum
SOLAR PANELS Ground Mounted Heat Collectors
SOLAR PANELS Heating Systems .
SOLAR PANELS Hot Water Heating Systems .
SOLAR PANELS In-Roof Installation Systems Heat Collectors
SOLAR PANELS Low Temperature Heating Applications .
SOLAR PANELS On-Roof Installation Systems Heat Collectors
SOLAR PANELS Roof Mounted Heat Collectors
SOLAR PANELS Solar Thermal Hot Water Collectors .
SOLAR PANELS Solar Thermal Hot Water Collectors EN 12897
SOLAR PANELS Solar Thermal Hot Water Collectors EN 806 1-5
SOLAR PANELS Solar Thermal Hot Water Collectors WRAS Approved
SURFACE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS In-Ceiling Systems .
SURFACE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS In-Wall Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Accessories .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Acoustic Floor Constructions .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Boards and Panels .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Ceramic Tile .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Consultancy .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Contractors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Networked Control Systems
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Wireless Controls Radio Controlled
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Wireless Controls WiFi Enabled
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Zone Control Systems
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls WiFi Enabled Smartphone / Smart Device Mobile App Controls
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls WiFi Enabled Wireless Control Smartphone/ Device Mobile App
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Diffuser Plates Preformed Insulated Modules
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Domestic Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Floating Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Floating Floors Acoustic
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Flooring Systems Floating Floor Constructions
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Flooring Systems Suspended Floor Constructions
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Foiled Polystyrene .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Heat Pump Combined .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Hydronic Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Insulated .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Low Profile / Low Build-Up .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Low Temperature Water .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Manifolds .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Pipe Clips .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Pipe Fixing Systems Clip Rail Systems Plates and Sheets
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Screed Studded Panel .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Screeded Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Solar Energy Sources .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Solar Powered .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Solid Floor Constructions .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Structural Concrete Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Structural Floor Decking Panels Pre-Grooved
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Suspended Floors Acoustic
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thermal Insulation .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thermostats .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Batten Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Batten Floors Acoustic
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Flooring .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Wet Systems .
VENTILATION DUCTING Heat Recovery Systems .
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Domestic Heat Exchange
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Domestic Mechanical Continuous Supply and Extract MEV
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery .
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Commercial .
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Domestic .
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Domestic Whole House Systems MVHR
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Passive House Standards Passivhaus Certified MVHR Mechanical Ventilation
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Whole House .
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Whole House MVHR Exchanger Combined
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Whole House MVHR Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Whole House SAP Appendix Q Listed
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Heat Recovery Whole House Underfloor Heating Applications
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Mechanical MEV dMEV
VENTILATION TERMINALS Mechanical Extract .
VENTILATION UNITS Heat Recovery Passive House Certified Passivhaus Certified
VENTILATION UNITS MVHR Units .
AB PLATE Underfloor Heating Systems
ALPHA Heat Pump Internet Controller
AXIOS Underfloor Heating Manifolds
CLIPPLATE Underfloor Heating Plates
COMFOAIR Q Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery Systems
COMPACT 155 MVHR Units
COMPACT 185 MVHR Units
DRYSYSTEM Underfloor Heating Panels
FOILBOARD Flooring System for Underfloor Heating
FORMUFLO UFH Underfloor Heating Pipes
INTERDECK Flooring System for Underfloor Heating
LAYFAST Underfloor Heating Systems
LOWBOARD Flooring System for Underfloor Heating
LUXTRONIC Heat Pump Controllers
LUXTRONIK Heat Pump Controllers
LWD Heat Pumps
OGEEBOARD Pre-Grooved Underfloor Heating Insulation Panels
OMNIE Heat Pumps
OMNIE Underfloor Heating Systems
OMNIE TOUCH Underfloor Heating Controls
OMNIFLO UFH Underfloor Heating Pipes
PRECISION-FLO Underfloor Heating Manifolds
STAPLE Underfloor Heating Systems
STREAMLINE Underfloor Heating Systems
SUNCYLINDER Solar Powered Hot Water Cylinders
SWCV Ground Source Heat Pumps
TILEOVER Underfloor Heating Systems
TORFLOOR Underfloor Heating Systems
TORFLOOR Flooring System for Underfloor Heating
TORFLOOR RDB Acoustic Flooring Systems for Underfloor Heating
TORON Flooring System for Underfloor Heating
TORONFLOOR Flooring System for Underfloor Heating
TORONFLOOR TORON2 RdB Flooring System for Underfloor Heating
TOUCHLITE Underfloor Heating Controls
ULTRALOW Underfloor Heating Panels
UNDERPLATE Underfloor Heating Systems

OMNIE – Myth busting the underfloor heating industry

June 2019

Myth busting the underfloor heating industry

Here at OMNIE, our staff will often receive similar and recurring questions about underfloor heating systems. In fact, we would argue that most of these come across as mythical in nature. With a number of customers beginning questions with ‘my friend told me…’ or ‘I’ve heard from somewhere that…’, it has become evident that these myths are a common cause of concern for installers, end users and architects alike.

Knowing this, we asked one of our knowledgeable experts about some of these misconceptions and what their answer would be to the following statements.

Myth 1: Doesn’t underfloor heating often leak?

Unless you plan on taking a saw to the pipeline or physically aim to puncture the tube to create a hole, the exceptionally strong OMNIE pipe is not going to leak. Even if you’re using something to cut into the pipe, it still takes considerable effort to do so.

Also, other than at the manifold, there is seldom any need for joints in the tube. Meaning there are no weak points in the system where a leak will sprout from.

Our OMNIE five-layer structured pipe is backed by decades of experience in plastics processing. A specially modified polyethylene of medium density is used for the underfloor heating pipe, the molecular structure and composition of which ensures outstanding thermal stability and a high degree of mechanical strength.

Myth 2: Isn’t electric underfloor heating cheaper and easier to install?

Okay, we should never lie about this and say that water-based UFH systems are as cheap as electric systems to install. However, the running costs of electric UFH systems are often ridiculously high. Water-based systems, on the other hand, aren’t much more expensive to install than the electric based counterpart and are significantly better at conserving energy.

I can see why electric UFH is tempting when installing in smaller areas like kitchens or bathrooms. But as it’s electric, it is significantly more expensive to run, with costs being three times higher than water-based systems!!!!

Water systems are only slightly costlier up front, but you benefit from lesser running costs are significant.

Also, electric systems are far less durable than water-based systems. This is because they’re commonly placed directly under the carpet of the floor and the wiring is easily damaged. OMNIE pipe isn’t just durable, it is also protected through multiple layers. In turn, this reduces the chance of damage.

If you’re going to spend money on underfloor heating, why would you want to increase your overall running costs and have to tiptoe on the floor to make sure you don’t damage it?

Myth 3 – I didn’t think companies do UFH in single rooms.

Even though we suggest multiple rooms for underfloor heating, of course it’s possible to have it just in one. Not really sure where this myth comes from to be honest. Our system can even be run directly off of an existing radiator circuit if needed.

Myth 4– Doesn’t it take significantly more time for UFH to heat up in comparison to radiators?

This is always an interesting question, as traditionally (in the early 2000’s), this was the case. However, with updated emitter systems, innovations in manifolds, revolutions in heat pumps and new depth in the understanding of optimal flow rates, heat outputs and heat loss, UFH systems are almost on par with radiators in terms of warm-up times.

It is why we always discuss in depth with customers about property heat loss, heat outputs and the requirements for their projects. We also provide a comprehensive design for placement of UFH systems and manifolds, to ensure optimal heat output and warm up times.

Take for example a new build project that’s properly insulated and has high-quality double-glazed windows. You would need significantly less heat output to ensure quick warm up and to guarantee optimal warmth in a room.

Furthermore, we can also suggest emitter systems that are going to offer quicker warm-up times:

– Our TorFloor system, for example, is an underfloor heating system that’s built into the structural floor deck. This means the radiant heat is closer to the surface, making heat up slightly quicker than systems that are underneath the floor deck, being on par with radiator systems.

– While our ScreedPlate solution for UFH in screed floors will probably take slightly longer to heat up. However, it also holds and releases heat for more extended periods of time, meaning that once it’s heated up, you need less energy to maintain the warmth of a room.

The systems we suggest depends on your project needs.

Myth 5 – Isn’t it incredibly complicated to install UFH?

Simplicity is at the forefront of OMNIE’s UFH product design. We really want to ensure that architects can concentrate on designing the project that they want, while installers have an easier and quicker installation job.

With a range of solutions to for construction needs, intricate UFH layout drawings, patented LayFast technology, comprehensive installation manuals and technical support, installing a UFH system has never been so simple with OMNIE.

All of our systems have been designed with simple installation in mind, whatever the project.

Still have a question? Why not email projects@omnie.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1392 36 36 05

LOWBOARD PROVIDES IDEAL UFH SOLUTION FOR FIT-OUT OF CENTRAL LONDON FLATS

May 2019

LOWBOARD PROVIDES IDEAL UFH SOLUTION FOR FIT-OUT OF CENTRAL LONDON FLATS

A complex and time constrained redevelopment contract in central London is making extensive use of ‘LowBoard22’ underfloor heating panels, as well as other products from the OMNIE range, to offer optimum comfort and flexibility of living space for its future residents. The site in Hermes Street, a short walk from the Angel Tube Station, is being developed by MY Construction & Carpentry Ltd. being the main contractor for the project. The work has seen an existing property demolished, being replaced by a five storey structure with office accommodation at ground and first floor level while the upper storeys are being fitted out to create half a dozen dwellings.
With overall storey height restricted by planning, the developer wanted to maximise the headroom within the high-spec apartments, while facilitating a rapid build programme which would also leave the interiors walls free of radiators.

The layout by architects, Bickerdike Allen Partners, features three two-bedroom flats on the second floor, with a further pair, plus a three-bedroom apartment on the floor above. The latter’s kitchen and living room area will be located on the very top floor of the building again using the LowBoard22 to deliver space heating. The LowBoard22 panels are a widely specified and very popular product within OMNIE’s UltraLow offering with an overall panel depth of 22mm, accommodating 12mm diameter pipe runs. This offers low water volume while the relatively small diameter pipe is also easy to push into the precisely routed board profiles. Each room is typically taking some 70-90 metres of pipework, connected back to OMNIE’s own Precision-Flo multi-branch manifolds. With the addition of thermostats and 7-day programmable timers, these create individual zones, whose low temperature hot water (LTHW) circuits will enable each dwelling’s condensing combi boiler to deliver optimum efficiency.

A spokesperson for the project team commented: “The overall concept for these apartments was to create accommodation which both looks contemporary and offers the best in modern living standards. Underfloor heating fits perfectly with these design ambitions, leaving the walls free of radiators and creating comfortable conditions for occupants. The LowBoard22 system from OMNIE delivers good efficiency using low circuit temperatures while keeping build height to an absolute minimum. The decision to use one of OMNIE’s UltraLow options not only down to its minimal depth, but also the straightforward installation process, low wastage, and overall value for money.”

OMNIE can provide consultants and contractors with a full specification, design and supply service for projects in both the domestic and commercial sectors as well as on site installation instructions by a consultant agreed in advance with head office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
OMNIE, 18 APPLE LANE, SIDMOUTH ROAD, EXETER, DEVON, EX2 5GL.
TEL: 01392 363605 FAX: 01392 364871
EMAIL: projects@omnie.co.uk WEB: www.omnie.co.uk

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