Rapid fit cradle and baton installation method with no requirement for wet trades, widely used for installation between pre-existing joists and on uneven substrates minimum 50mm floor void.

Pre-grooved insulation panels and optional aluminium spreader plates are inserted between floor joists and supported against the underside of the floorboards to ensure no air gaps will exist. Compact PE-RT Underfloor pipe is inserted directly into the preformed grooves and radius returns as per design drawings with no additional pipe fixings required and floor structure is completed with floorboards fixed to joists.

Insulation panels are available in two main types:

Foil-faced Insulation Tray – High density EPS or XPS insulation panels with a preformed grooved pattern including radius returns and connection runs suitable 16mm pipe allow a clean fast install.

UFH Insulation Tray with Spreader Plates – High density EPS or XPS insulation panels with a preformed grooved pattern including radius returns, aluminium spreader plates insert into the grooves to carry pipe and distribute heat evenly. The higher heat transfer rate of the plates permits higher outputs at lower system temperatures making it very effective solution for heat pump application.

Key Features

  • Cost-effective and versatile in high-rise buildings, fulfils high-end requirements
  • Suitable for uneven and variable/stepped substrates, levelling range from minimum 50mm floor void
  • Lightweight, saving on dead loads up to 115 kg/m² versus alternatives.
  • No need for high compressive strength insulation
  • No air gaps between pipework and floor ensures a more efficient system
  • Part E acoustic performance compliant
  • Suitable solutions for low deflection and/or high loading performances
  • Fast thermal response time due to low thermal mass
  • Rapid fit requiring no wet trades or curing period.
  • Minimal site logistics Required.
  • Sustainable with no water usage, minimal wastage and reduced cement content.