UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY

For unique projects

Unique is not a bad thing, especially when it comes to underfloor heating.

Here at Jupiter we continually strive to provide new solutions to the problems and challenges that our clients throw at us. We have undoubtedly introduced innovation to the UK underfloor heating market since 2004 and with our many connections across Europe we deliver new solutions that work.

Pipe

Without sounding too obvious the pipe is at the centre of any underfloor heating system. From the very beginning we have only supplied German-manufactured multi-layer composite PE-RT pipe. Composite pipe is relatively rigid and has a memory which makes it easy to install, holding the shape of the circuit once laid. Using a pipe dispensing reel makes installation even easier. It is easy to form bends in the pipe by hand. Bending springs should be used for particularly tight bends to prevent kinking.

Computer generated image of underfloor heating pipe composed of 5 layers: PERT, Adhesive, Welded Aluminium, Adhesive, PERT

Our pipe contains an inner aluminium core which provides a barrier that stops 100% of oxygen ingress. The inner and outer polyethylene pipes prevent scaling and corrosion of the aluminium and its special combination of overlap-welded aluminium and raised temperature polyethylene (PE-RT) ensures that it is a full-strength plastic alternative to copper and which gives the installer the advantage of both metal and plastic, but none of the disadvantages.

Panel based underfloor heating systems began to appear in the early 1990’s in Germany. Their introduction complimented other trades within the ‘dry-building’ sector. Dry building techniques vastly improve construction time as wet trades such as plastering and screeding are avoided. In addition to reduced installation time panel based systems offer a faster response time and a more even heat.

Installing the pipe into an Ideal EPS panel
Installing the pipe into an ideal ECO panel

The Jupiter IDEAL system comes in three formats, IDEAL EPS, IDEAL ECO and IDEAL NEO. IDEAL EPS is a 30mm polystyrene system, IDEAL ECO comprises of wood fibre and IDEAL NEO is based on the high performance NeoPor system manufactured by BASF.

All three systems have unique properties and can be used for different applications.

  • Fast and easy to install

  • Even heat distribution

  • Fast response time

  • Low construction height

All panel based underfloor heating systems require flat and level substrates. Keeping to the theme of avoiding wet trades Jupiter employ a range of dry levelling products. For large void filling, we recommend foam glass aggregate which looks and feels similar to pumice. With fantastic insulative properties and exceeding strong, foam glass is a perfect alternative to traditional hardcore and has the advantage that it does not absorb water.

Dry levelling slate is perfect for fine levelling. Its angular structure means that that it mechanically binds without the need for adhesive additives and like foam glass aggregate has a high compressive strength. Levelling slate can be used for levelling between 10-60mm.

Levelling dry levelin sate with a straight bar
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