Recycled 30mm wood fibre, panel-based underfloor heating system
JUPITER IDEAL ECO is the one of the very few underfloor heating systems made from an entirely natural product.
Rather than being made from polystyrene, the 30mm thick IDEAL ECO system panels are made from fibrous wood waste. The panels have a combined compressive strength of 150 kPa and due to their density can contribute towards acoustic performance required to meet Part E regulations.
As well as being manufactured from a sustainable material the system also provides acoustic deadening qualities in one product where otherwise additional products or services would be required.
As with the IDEAL EPS system the heating elements are finished with integrated aluminium diffuser plates with an omega-shaped pipe channel and are compatible with all types of floor finish.
As per the rest of the Jupiter IDEAL range the system is delivered in two panel types, 250mm and 125mm pipe centres. As well as the main panel types the system comes with an array of other panel types to assist with installation. These include header return panels (with and without aluminium), pre-routed flow and return panels and crossover panels (to change from 250mm centres to 125mm centres).
BRIEF INSTALLATION GUIDE
30mm thick perimeter support battens are supplied as part of the IDEAL ECO system to provide support within the floor for furniture. Support battens are an underrated but crucial part of a successful system. Perimeter insulation is installed as standard, primarily to prevent unwanted sound transmission through walls.
The IDEAL ECO panels are simply laid on the substrate according to the accompanying layout drawings.
Specific channels for certain pipework runs can be created using a router.
The underfloor heating pipework is then clipped into the aluminium channels.
Looking for an alternative system?
The JUPITER IDEAL EPS system is a similar panel based system but manufactured from high density, 240kPa polystyrene rather than recycled wood fibre. It has similar thermal values and is also finished with integrated 0.5mm aluminium heat diffusion plates.