GAIA CLIMATE SOLUTIONS LTD

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Suppliers of: Electric Underfloor Heating mats, electric Underfloor Heating Cables, commercial underfloor heating systems, electric underfloor heating systems, mats electric underfloor heating cables, devi underfloor heating mats, commercial electric underfloor heatin

With over 25 years experience pioneering total underfloor heating solutions across the UK and Ireland; Gaia specialises in the design, supply and installation of both wet and electric underfloor heating systems.

With a wide range of underfloor heating solutions, we at Gaia can advise and design the most suitable system for you, whether it’s a refurbishment, new build project, tiled or timber flooring; providing a professional service from initial project stage through to project completion.

We are so confident of our product performance; we offer market leading warranties and an after-sales service to ease all concerns.

Wet Underfloor Heating

At Gaia, we have two systems for you to choose from to help you find the perfect wet underfloor heating solution. We can offer both the full Gaia system which can fit perfectly into screed, aluminium plates or grooved overlay; and a comprehensive Polypipe system, fitted onto an overlay board. As a result, whatever your project requirements, we have a system to suit your needs.

Electric Underfloor Heating

Our range of electric underfloor heating includes DEVIflex heating cables, DEVImat heating mats and DEVIcell insulation plates:

DEVIflex Heating Cables

DEVIflex heating cables are a high-quality, braided screen, with a non UV stable outer sheath. Its round profile and robust construction ensures a fast, simple and safe installation in multiple indoor, outdoor and pipe tracing applications. The cable is simply fixed to the floor using the DEVIfast fixing strip ensuring both even spacing and even heat across the floor.

DEVImat Heating Mats

DEVImat heating mats are extremely high-quality, 360° fully screened twin conductor self adhesive all-in-one mat with a tough red PVC outer sheath (non UV stable). Its round profile, robust construction and low height ensures a fast, simple and safe installation which is perfect for renovating existing floors. The cold lead is an installation cable with solid conductors ensuring fast installation. A clearly visible connection avoids accidentally installing the heated cable in the wall.

DEVIcell Insulation Plates

When floors in flats, houses, basements or patios are renovated, comfort floor heating can be added without using screed or without breaking up the old floor. The DEVIcell heating system is designed to be in contact with wooden sub or top floorings, this ensures fast responding floor heating and evenly distributed floor heat. DEVIcell consists of a 12 mm polystyrene plate covered with a 1 mm aluminium plate with a special profile. Depending on the desired effect, the heating cable is installed in each, every second or every third cable groove.

Thermostats and Controls

Bring that extra level of control to your life, by controlling all the heating systems in your home with ease. Whether you use manual, programmable, touch screen or an app, you can make sure that your heating is ready for you when you need it.

Frost Protection

When heating cables are installed to melt the snow or slippery ice from ground areas, safety and cost savings go hand in hand. This system can be used at home in pavements, driveways and walkways or in commercial car parks, ramps, steps and areas of drainage. It is even possible to melt snow and ice from mastic asphalt surfaces by using special DEVIflex DTIK heating cable.

Towel Rails and Mist Free Mirrors

Compliment your comfortable warm floor with a stylish heated towel rail and a mirror demister. Gaia offers a high quality range of heated towel rails available in both chrome and white.

While for clear mirrors in the morning, DEVI’s range of mirror demisting heating mats and foils are the perfect solution. The wall heating mats are for those mirrors that are fixed directly to the wall. The mirror foils are for when the mirror is not directly fixed to the wall and is simply attached to the back of the mirror.

Tilebacker Boards

Gaia Thermal Construction Board also known as Thermal Tilebacker Boards are manufactured from high density extruded polystyrene with a specifically formulated reinforced cementitious surface coating. The insulating property of the extruded polystyrene provides excellent insulation and is CFC, HCFC and HFC free. The tough surface coating provides the perfect surface for the application of tiles and plaster.

 

Further information and product advice is available on the Gaia Climate Solutions Website.

 

ACCESS FLOORING Underfloor Heating Electric
ACCESS RAMPS Frost Protection Heating Cables
ACOUSTIC FLOORING Acoustic Overlay .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Flooring Overlay
ANTENNAS Frost Protection Heating Cables
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board .See Also CLADDING or RENDER or TILE Backer Boards
CABLES Heating .
CAR PARK Heating Systems Electric Underfloor Cable
CENTRAL HEATING Systems .
CENTRAL HEATING Systems Underfloor
CENTRAL HEATING Systems Underfloor Overlay System
CLIMATE CONTROL Heat Pumps .
CONCRETE Heating Cables for Concrete Hardening .
DOOR FROST PROTECTION Heating Cables .
DRAIN Frost Protection Heating Cables
DRIVEWAY Heating Systems Electic Cable
DRIVEWAY Heating Systems Frost Protection
FLOOR PANELS Acoustic Overlay .
FLOOR PANELS Thermal Insulating .See Also INSULATION BOARDS: Flooring
FLOORING Acoustic .
FROST Protection .
GATE FROST PROTECTION Heating Cables .
GREENHOUSE Heating .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP .
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP Geothermal Bedrock Energy Sources
GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING Groundwater Energy Sources Groundwater Extraction
GROUND THAWING Heating Cables .
GUTTER Heating .
HEAT PUMPS Air Source Air Extraction/Air to Air and Air to Water
HEAT PUMPS Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP .See Also GROUND SOURCE HEATING AND COOLING:
HEAT PUMPS Local Control .
HEAT PUMPS Solar Heating Connected .
HEAT PUMPS Surface Soil Energy Sources .
HEATERS Mirror Demisting
HEATERS Wireless Controlled .
HEATING CABLES Concrete Curing Loops .
HEATING CABLES Frost Protection .
HEATING CABLES Ice and Snow Melting De-Icing .
HEATING COMMERCIAL . .
HEATING COMMERCIAL Electric .
HEATING CONTROLS Actuators .
HEATING CONTROLS Automatic See Also CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS
HEATING CONTROLS Central Control Units Whole House
HEATING CONTROLS Electronic .
HEATING CONTROLS Multiple Zone .
HEATING CONTROLS Programmable .
HEATING CONTROLS Remote Control See Also CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM CONTROLS
HEATING CONTROLS Remote Sensing Remote Sensors
HEATING CONTROLS Wireless WiFi Enabled
HEATING CONTROLS Wireless Radio Controlled .
HEATING CONTROLS Zone Control .
HEATING ELECTRIC Greenhouses .
HEATING ELECTRIC Out Buildings .
HEATING ELECTRIC Rim Zone .
HEATING ELECTRIC Sports Grounds .
HEATING ELECTRIC Wireless Controlled WiFi Enabled
HEATING INDUSTRIAL . .
HEATING SYSTEMS Stables / Equestrian Buildings .
HEATING SYSTEMS Undersoil .
HEATING SYSTEMS Undertile .
HEATING SYSTEMS Undertile Electric
ICE and SNOW MELTING SYSTEMS Controls .
ICE and SNOW MELTING SYSTEMS Roof .
ICICLE PREVENTION HEATING SYSTEMS . .
INSULATION BOARDS Flooring .
INSULATION BOARDS Flooring Acoustic
INSULATION BOARDS Flooring Acoustic Overlay
INSULATION BOARDS Floors .
INSULATION BOARDS Underfloor Heating .
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 .
MIRROR Heating Systems Steam Free Demisting
OUTDOOR STEPS Heating Systems .
PIPE HEATING CABLES Frost Protection .
PIPE HEATING CABLES Heat Tracing Heat Trace Systems
PIPE HEATING CABLES Hot Water Pipes Hot Water Temperature Maintenance
PIPE HEATING CABLES Ice and Snow Melting .
PIPES Underfloor Heating .
PIPES Underfloor Heating PEB Polybutylene
PIPES Underfloor Heating PEX PE-X Cross-Linked Polyethylene
PIPES Underfloor Heating Synthetic PE-RT
SPORTS FIELD Heating .
TANKS Frost Protection Heating Cables
THERMAL BRIDGES Heating Cables .
THERMOSTATS . .
THERMOSTATS Hot Water Frost Protection
THERMOSTATS Ice and Snow Melting Systems .
THERMOSTATS Ice and Snow Melting Systems Frost Protection
THERMOSTATS Pipe Mounting Frost Protection
THERMOSTATS Room .
THERMOSTATS Room Battery Powered
THERMOSTATS Room Electronic
THERMOSTATS Room Frost Protection
THERMOSTATS Room Programmable
THERMOSTATS Room Programmable Wireless Radio Controlled WiFi
TOWEL RAILS Heated Towel Radiators (CH Heat Sources) Chrome Finish
TOWEL RAILS Heated Towel Radiators (CH Heat Sources) Electric Central Heating Systems
TOWEL RAILS Heated Towel Rails (Electric Heat Sources) .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Access Flooring .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Accessories .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Acoustic Floor Constructions .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Boards and Panels .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Ceramic Tile .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Chipboard Panel Systems Combined Pipe and Panel
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Commercial Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Commercial Systems Electric
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Commercial Systems Residential Commercial
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Complete Kits Packs
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Components .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Consultancy .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Contractors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Control Interfaces .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Control Packs .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Electric Systems
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Networked Control Systems
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Controls Wireless Controls Radio Controlled
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 Design and Installation .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Domestic Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Dry Timber Construction .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Cable
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Cable Mats
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Design Service
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Dry Insulation Plates
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Exterior
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Heating Elements
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Inscreed Cable Systems Screeded Floors
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Installation Service
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Laminate Floors and Engineered Timber
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Thin Embedded Floor Heating
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Timber/Wooden Floors
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Electric Systems Timber/Wooden Floors Heat Distribution Plates
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Floating Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Flooring Systems Suspended Floor Constructions
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Foiled Polystyrene .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Frost Protection .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Hydronic Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Industrial Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Insulated .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Lightweight .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Low Temperature Water .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Manifolds .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Modular Polystyrene .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Overlay Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Pipes See Also PIPES: Underfloor Heating
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Plywood Panel Combined Pipe and Panel
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Pocketed Polystyrene .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Pocketed Polystyrene Plate Pocketed Polystyrene
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Screed Studded Panel .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Screeded Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Solid Floor Constructions .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Structural Concrete Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Structural Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Suspended Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thermal Insulation .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thermostats .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thermostats Electric Systems
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Tile Backer Boards Insulated
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Batten Floors .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Batten Floors Acoustic
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Flooring .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Timber Joists .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Water Distribution .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Wet Systems .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Wiring and Control Centres .
UNDERFLOOR HEATING Zonal Regulation Units .
CELLECTA Acoustic Insulation
CELOTEX Insulation
DEVI-HOTWATT Pipe Heating Cables
DEVI-ICEGUARD Pipe Heating Cables
DEVI-PIPEGUARD Pipe Heating Cables
DEVI-PIPEHEAT Pipe Heating Cables
DEVICELL DRY Underfloor Heating Heat Distribution Plates
DEVICLEAR Heated Mist Free Mirror
DEVICLIP Underfloor Heating Clips
DEVICOM Heating Control
DEVIFAST Underfloor Heating Cables
DEVIFLEX Underfloor Heating Cables
DEVIFOIL Heated Mist Free Mirror
DEVILINK Underfloor Heating Programmer
DEVIMAT Underfloor Heating Mat
DEVIRAIL Heated Towel Rails
DEVIREG Underfloor Heating Programmer
DEVIREG Frost Protection Thermostats
DEVIREG TOUCH Underfloor Heating Thermostats
EMMETI Programmable Thermostats
ETHERFOAM Acoustic Insulation
FLEXKIT Floor Sensor Housing
GAIA Insulated Tile Backing Board
GREENWOOD AIRVAC Ventilation
HEATLINE Heating Cassette
HEATMISER Underfloor Heating Controls
ISORUBBER Acoustic Insulation
KINGSPAN Insulation
MARMOX Underfloor Heating Insulation Boards
NEOHUB Web Enabled Heating Controls
NEOSTAT C.H. Programmers/Thermostats

Wet and Electric underfloor heating in commercial environments

December 2018

Wet and Electric underfloor heating in commercial environments

23rd July 2018

When specifying heating in commercial buildings, underfloor heating (UFH) is increasingly seen as the system that offers the levels of energy efficiency and comfort required. In design terms, UFH provides the added benefit that, unlike radiators, it does not have an impact on interior aesthetics and layouts. This leaves just one perplexing issue; whether to opt for a wet (hydronic) system or an electric system.

Gaia Commercial Projects
Both offer advantages and disadvantages. Wet UFH systems circulate water heated to around 45-50ºC through loops of pipe laid into the screed of solid floors or the joists of suspended timber floors. The low temperature of the water used makes these systems energy efficient and ideally suited to use with air or ground source heat pumps or district heating systems. Electric systems use a continuous cable, either laid within the screed or supplied as a mat which is laid above the subfloor.

Wet and Electric systems

A key issue when selecting either wet or electric UFH is the need to satisfy the requirements of building regulations. Gas – which frequently fuels the boilers used in conjunction with wet UFH – is still often favoured when it comes to carbon and energy calculations. Cleaner and more environmentally-friendly methods of producing electricity may change this.

Supply and install costs for both wet and electric systems are much the same from £13-15/sqm, including the relevant thermostats. The overall running costs over 20 years are also surprisingly similar when based on a new 1000m² building constructed to meet current building regulations. At first glance, a wet UFH system working off a gas boiler appears cheaper, costing some £255,000, compared to an equivalent electric system which would be around £265,300. However, once gas safety checks and maintenance are added, the total costs are closer at £266,350 for an electric system and £270,000 for a wet system.

One of the very real benefits of electrical systems is that they are self-contained, require little maintenance, except possibly for replacement thermostats, and are ideal for occasional use. Wet systems require connection, via a manifold, to a boiler, heat pump or other source of hot water which must be run every time heat is required. These units take up space, need maintaining and are an added capital cost.

Whether wet or electric, UFH systems offer extraordinary levels of comfort to users and perform equally well, although electric heating mats offer the bonus of fast reaction times so, in locations such as hotel bathrooms, can be useful in providing ‘instant’ heat. For these reasons, and the fact that modern control systems are remarkably efficient and flexible, especially when linked to a building management system, wet and electric systems are frequently combined in a single project.

Both wet and electric UFH systems are likely to last the life of the building. 10-20 year insurance backed warranties are the norm and the pipe in wet systems often has a 30-50 year manufacturer’s warranty. The associated controls are generally warrantied for two years.

If you have an upcoming project and need a quote for underfloor heating call one of our projects team today on 01359 242 400 or click here to complete our enquiry form.

*All costs are estimates and will differ depending on the user requirements.

Protect against the harsh Winter that’s forecast!

December 2018

Protect against the harsh Winter that’s forecast!

12th October 2018
The hot summer is a distant memory to the cold frosty mornings we’re experiencing now, and here in the the UK we’re bracing ourselves for what is said to be the coldest winter in 10 years amid a deluge of snow, according to the latest long-range predictions from weather forecasters.

There’s nothing worse than having to clear ice from the driveway and path, and iced up gutters and pipes during the cold winter months. Furthermore our frost protection systems take the stress, feeling cold and physical exertion out of ice and snow clearing.

This year the “Beast from the East” sent our temperatures plummeting to an ice numbing -10°C and the forecast shows freezing temperatures returning in November and lasting through into the new year. Our systems are used throughout the world regularly protecting to temperatures of -30 deg Celsius. We offer the comprehensive range of DEVIreg controllers that monitor the outdoor temperature and ensure the system is operating to optimum efficiency and performance.
Advantages of our products:

Safe walking areas
Safety all around the clock – automatically
Saves time and energy in clearing snow and ice
Protects the environment from salt and chemicals
Protects concrete from the damaging effect of salt

We offer 3 services:

Ice and snow melting in roof and gutters
Ice and snow melting in traffic areas
Frost protection of pipes

Most importantly don’t be caught out as the forecasters predict that this year we should expect potentially hazardous winter conditions from early on in the season. Make an enquiry today with our projects team, we’ll designs, supply and install the system that’s right for you.

Email projects@gaia.co.uk or call 01359 242 400 and an account manager will guide you through.

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