What is the best heating system for a new build? Here at CLPM we are often asked to provide advice for new build heating systems.
We met our clients when they were still in the design phase for their new build project. They had bought a plot and already had planning permission to demolish an existing dwelling, and build a new detached home in its place. The couple, who were based in Buckinghamshire, were working with Declan Minoli of the architectural practice, The Drawing Room, with whom we have collaborated before, and wanted to understand what would be the best to heating system for their new build home.
The property was to be on three levels with a total floor area of 4200 sq ft. Our client was keen to heat the ground and first floor via under floor heating, and use radiators on the second floor. He wanted to be sure that the hot water supply would be sufficient for his family’s needs and was interested in incorporating a smart system to enable him to monitor and control his heating remotely.
The property had a mains gas supply and so the main requirements were to check the architectural plans and establish what configuration of boiler and underfloor heating and radiators would be best for the property. We also advised on the hot water system and how this would integrate with the plumbing for the sanitary-ware etc. Along the way it was necessary to suggest some minor changes to the house designs to house and create sufficient space to enable the heating and plumbing kit and pipework etc to be hidden as required through the property.
As part of the heating consultancy work we produced a tender briefing pack for our clients. This outlined the nature of the various systems required and detailed all of the heating and plumbing arrangements that were to be installed in the house. It included the locations of the boiler and positions of radiators, as well as where to place the underfloor heating manifolds, the water softener, soil vent pipes, towel rails etc.
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There’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution for heating arrangements. It’s important to consider the situation, the nature of the building and the users when choosing the most suitable system. CLPM are 100% impartial and our experts can help you make the best decision for you, your family and the planet.