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The UK distributor of the award-winning, energy efficient heating, cooling and ventilation solutions offered by Jaga NV. Designing products with our climate in mind. Jaga products include LST (low surface temperature) radiators, radiators specially designed for use with heat pumps, fan assisted dynamic heating and ventilation systems, trench and perimeter heating products and designer radiators. The Jaga range is suitable for new build or refurbishment work in homes, offices, hotels, residential healthcare and social housing, hospitals, public buildings, schools and colleges and educational building projects. Our mission is to help our customers design and deliver successful construction and refurbishment projects by
- Supplying innovative building products and solutions
- Providing excellent support and technical expertise
- Delivering flexible, reliable logistics and outstanding customer services
- Use the companies 5 values: Respect Nature, Awake the Artist, Dream a Future, Create Emotion & Building Bridges to develop our products and inform all decisions
Main Product Ranges:
Jaga offers the UK’s most comprehensive range of high quality Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators, each with a safe-to-touch casing, rounded corners and fully concealed valve connections. Some models can be designed with fully concealed pipework, anti bacterial coating and continuous casings as well as the options for pencil-proof grilles and re-enforced casing. LST radiators are perfect for use in all public locations, but especially in schools or healthcare environments such as care homes, where safety and care are of paramount importance.
Trench and perimeter heating options allow you to maximise available floor-space and offer unobstructed views without losing valuable heat output. Ideal for countering draughts from the glazed windows commonly found installed at modern office developments, Jaga’s sub-floor trench options start from a depth of just 6cm, with stylish above-floor perimeter options available where required.
A wide range of Jaga heating solutions not only successfully warm an interior, but can also be used in conjunction with Jaga’s demand controlled mechanical ventilation solution, Oxygen. The ability to ventilate means fresh, clean air is constantly pumped into a room, boosting the indoor air quality of any interior – removing excess moisture and pollutants in the air. Jaga Oxygen constantly monitors the air to ensure optimum indoor air quality is maintained without over ventilating which can cause wasted energy.
Jaga offers a wide range of 2-in-1 heating and cooling systems, that not only warm an interior, but are quick to adapt to cooling until the desired temperature is reached. Jaga products built with the cooling function are highly responsive to temperature changes, making them the ideal solution for warming in the winter, and cooling in the summer.
Jaga also offers a range of designer, freestanding, wall mounted and towel radiators. Jaga UK is the trading name of Jaga Heating Products (UK) Ltd.
Further technical information and useful resources are available on the Jaga website or via the BPi download library
JAGA - WHAT ARE LOW SURFACE TEMPERATURE RADIATORS?
Low surface temperature (LST) radiators are a safer alternative to traditional radiators, and are well suited to all kinds of healthcare buildings, residential accommodation, schools and nurseries.
WHY ARE LST RADIATORS A SAFER ALTERNATIVE?
At the top-end of their operating range, the casing of a steel panel radiator might reach a temperature of 80 deg.C. That’s enough to cause potentially severe burns to anybody who touches it for more than a few seconds – and even partial burns are possible with the briefest of contact.
The heating element and pipework in an LST radiator are decoupled from the casing, so no part of the surface exceeds 43 deg.C. Staying cool-to-touch, even in the event of thermostat failure, means LST radiators meet safety standards for healthcare and education environments, protecting children, the elderly and other vulnerable people.
A traditional radiator can be ‘converted’ to LST through the use of guarding. But, while the guarding is safe to touch, it acts as a barrier to heat transmission and becomes less efficient. LST radiators are a full safety offering – often featuring all of their pipework hidden inside the casing – without compromising performance. An LST radiator is also defined by more than just temperature. Other safety features – like rounded corners and chamfered edges, compared to the sharp edges of other radiator designs – protect anybody who might fall onto or collide with the radiator, reducing the likelihood of physical injury
WHAT OTHER FEATURES CAN LST RADIATORS OFFER?
Although not part of what defines a radiator as ‘LST’, a common feature is a heating element/coil – like Jaga’s Low H2O technology – that uses only a fraction of the water of a steel panel radiator.
The reduced water volume – around 10% of the volume in a standard steel panel radiator – means the radiator warms up and cools down faster. Building occupants have easier and better control over maintaining comfortable room temperatures, as the effect of a change is felt sooner, rather than waiting for an extended period in an uncomfortably hot or cold environment.
A faster thermal response places less demand on the heating source, whether a boiler or a heat pump. By not having to work as hard, fuel and energy consumption is reduced, leading to greater efficiency and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
LST OPTIONS FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS
Again, while not part of what makes an LST radiator specifically, the casing design of a radiator has an influence on performance.
Jaga use aluminium or copper for some of the range, which also contributes to faster thermal response. However, steel remains an option, especially for buildings such as schools and hospitals. These dynamic environments present particular challenges where the safety features of an LST radiator need to be combined with a robust design.
Jaga offer a comprehensive range of low surface temperature (LST) and cool-to-touch radiators for use in residential, healthcare and educational buildings. To find out more about Jaga’s energy efficient heating technology and solutions, call 01531 631533 or visit https://www.jaga.co.uk/.
JAGA - DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR RADIATORS IN CARE HOMES
There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to providing heating in care homes, because the needs of residents vary depending on the nature of the care requirements. Residential care is often provided for very specific needs, such as stroke patients or people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
Product specification must take those needs into account and be tailored accordingly, including meeting any specific design or technical guidance. However, it’s possible to identify a number of general design features that radiators offered for use in care homes should incorporate.
Vulnerable people may naturally use a radiator for support, accidentally fall against a radiator and not be able to move themselves away, or intentionally touch a radiator but experience delayed or minimal sensation.
LOW SURFACE TEMPERATURE
When the surface temperature of a traditional steel panel radiator can reach as high as 75 or 80 deg.C – enough to cause partial burns with a brief touch or severe burns with prolonged contact – any of those scenarios could be potentially dangerous.
Low surface temperature (LST) radiators are designed specifically to provide cool-touch surfaces, never exceeding 43 deg.C even if the thermostat fails.
Traditional radiators can be provided with guarding that remains cool to touch, but the guarding impacts on the efficiency of the heating. An LST radiator, by contrast, is designed specifically so as to be safe without compromising performance – and often incorporates pipework within its casing for complete peace of mind.
PROTECT RESIDENTS FROM INJURY
It’s not just the surface temperature of a radiator that can be a risk. Any hard contact with a radiator can also cause bodily injury, especially to frail individuals.
For that reason, many LSTs also feature rounded corners and chamfered edges to help minimise the potential for injury due to unwanted contact or collision.
EFFICIENCY AND RESPONSE
New-build care homes are likely to feature state-of-the-art, highly efficient boilers or heat pumps, but an existing building could be saddled with an old heating system that is being upgraded in piecemeal fashion or cannot benefit from wholesale replacement.
Radiators need to be able to make the best of whatever heating source is available, and be effective in providing care home occupants with a comfortable internal environment. They should therefore be responsive to heating controls, warming up or cooling down quickly to avoid excessive and unnecessary energy use.
A typical LST radiator uses around 10% of the water volume of a steel panel radiator, and the casing is lighter weight. These features mean the effect of temperature control is felt by occupants sooner, rather than them waiting for an extended period in uncomfortable conditions while the large mass of water in a traditional radiator changes temperature.
AESTHETICS AND DESIGN
Compared to protecting residents from burns or injury, aesthetics may seem like a relatively trivial item to think about.
However, any type of building can be a care home. A clean-sheet-of-paper new-build might offer freedom of product choice, but the sympathetic conversion of an historical building could impose constraints on the type of radiator, especially if it has to fit with existing features and finishes.
The wellbeing of residents is affected by their enjoyment of a space and how comfortable they feel in it, so choosing radiators that look right as well as perform to the necessary standard is an important part of the specification process.
Jaga offer a comprehensive range of low surface temperature (LST) radiators with safety features such as chamfered edges and rounded corners, for use in all types of care home accommodation. To find out more about how Jaga’s energy efficient heating technology and solutions can benefit your specifications, call 01531 631533 or visit https://www.jaga.co.uk/.