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Robbens Systems® have worked with Self-builders, Architects, Plumbers and Timber frame companies, designing, supplying and guaranteeing underfloor heating and MVHR since 1993. Our systems are supplied with CAD drawings, electrical plans, and we pre-assemble all manifolds, and label all circuits to make installation easy.

We manufacture all our own pipe at our German FRANKISCHE plants, and offer a 100 year warranty on all pipes sold. Our technical support team will visit the building site to review our free quotation, further ensuring a smooth installation.

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Underfloor heating

Designed to BS EN1264

100 year pipe warranty

Pre-assembled manifolds

Free on-site technical evaluation

CAD pipe layout and electrical plans

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Home ventilation with heat recovery

Manufactured in Germany by FRANKISCHE

Flexible anti-bacterial ducting

Easy to install

Reduces heating costs

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Underfloor Heating - Floor Systems

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  • Heatloss to BS EN1264
  • Boiler sizing included
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  • Insurance backed design
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Profi-screed - for new screed floors...

  • easy to install
  • 100 year pipe warranty
  • £2m design guarantee
  • Pre-built manifold
  • Suitable for all floor coverings
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  • Established since 1993
  • Part of FRANKISCHE
  • Manufacturing in 15 countries
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Profi-joist - for timber joisted floors

  • fits to existing/new joist
  • 100 year pipe warranty
  • £2m optimum design guarantee
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Quality German underfloor heating pipe...

Underfloor heating kit for small extentions...

Add UFH to a room using radiator pipework...

10 zone underfloor heating controller...

Ventilation with heat recovery...

  • Calculations to part "F"
  • Anti-bacterial ducting
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  • Whisper quiet fans
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Underfloor Heating versus Traditional Radiators

The concept of the radiator however, has remained unchanged since its creation. Underfloor heating systems are becoming more and more popular both in The United Kingdom and in the United States, the concept for underfloor heating dates back to the Roman era. There are differences between the two heating systems, not only in terms of how they work but also in their impact upon a building in terms of efficiency and aesthetics.

How do they work?

Underfloor heating systems which is also known as radiant heating, uses layered plastic pipes that are put under flooring to transport water that has been warmed using electricity. The warm water radiates heat into the air above it. Radiators, vary because they use electrically heated water which is circulated through pipes in the walls and ceilings and produce heat by convection heating. Convection heating uses the air around a radiator, the air is warmed by the heated water and the warm air current is used to circulate heat through the radiator and out into the intended space.

Why are underfloor heating systems more energy efficient than traditional radiators?

Underfloor heating systems can save an estimated 10 – 40% on electricity costs, this is because little heat is wasted by the process. Warm air rises up through the floor and only loses 2 degrees of heat for every 2 meters it rises. Radiators can be costly because they take a while to heat up and cool down. Added to this they can also have circulation issues as the water is pushed through the pipe system and back into the radiator before it loses all of its heat, so it does not heat the desired space as it should. As a result people then typically raise the temperature, which uses more electricity.

Underfloor heating systems are also more efficient as it reduces air pollution by not pushing air through its system and due to the moisture content of the warmed air it creates, it reduces the likelihood of dust mites by making the environment inhospitable to their survival. In addition, this heating method is silent. Radiators circulate more air and collect dust while making, typically loud and/or prominent banging or clanging noises as the water filled metal pipes expand and retract while being heated.

In terms of aesthetics and placement, when a traditional radiator is being used over underfloor heating systems, a home owner must be aware of the space around the radiator. Not only are they a noticeable item in a room but also if the space around them is blocked or covered in anyway then the main source of heating is being restricted. With underfloor heating systems there are no bulky radiators to consider because all of the piping is hidden under the floor. You can therefore gain both space and decorating potential with the use of radiant heat.

Robbens have been designing and supplying high quality underfloor heating to tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts, for over 23 years. We are dedicated to supplying the right underfloor heating design, whether for new builds, refurbishments or commercial underfloor heating. Getting underfloor heating could not be easier! You don't have to be an expert. Just fill out our quote form and provide us with as much detail as you have, and then sit back while we design your underfloor heating which you will receive within one week after placing your order.

underfloor heating system design pipe layout We have an unrivalled knowledge of what is required to design a cost effective underfloor heating system. We take care of all your needs, from the heat loss calculations, the pipe layouts down to manuals and wiring instructions.

We don't leave anything to chance, so each of our underfloor heating projects is managed by a highly professional and qualified member of our team.

Once a quotation has been completed, a member of our technical team will contact you to offer a no obligation on-site evaluation. This is your chance to ask any questions face to face, and to see the quality of our pipe and manifolds first hand.

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The benefits of Underfloor Heating over the traditional radiator designed heating system is simply explained using this graphical representation of the heat distribution from both heating systems.

Traditional radiators deliver a convector effect where cooler air is drawn up through the flutes in the radiator, heated and then rises directly above the radiator, heating the top of the room first.

Underfloor heating delivers an all over heat source that rises evenly across the entire floor space. This delivers an instant warmth at low level, which is both more instant and does not leave the room with an uneven distribution of warmth, from one side to the other.

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Robbens started in 1993, with a goal to make underfloor heating and home ventilation easy to include in new homes. Our underfloor heating is designed and guaranteed to perform, and includes technical support for any questions. Frankische, a leading Global pipe manufacturer, aquired Robbens in 2004, and continue to make all pipe and ventilation products that we use.

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