Underfloor heating systems from the Omnie range have been employed in the refurbishment of a South-west community building.

Providing energy efficiency as well as helping to create a healthy indoor environment for the many members of the public as well as the staff who use the facility, the Wat Tyler building in Exeter is home to CoLab, a wellbeing hub.

Bringing together a host of specialist housing, voluntary sector, social enterprise and recovery providers to offer a unique range of opportunities for people looking to rebuild their lives and play a positive role in the community after periods of homelessness, re-offending, drug/alcohol abuse or long term unemployment. The main floor of the building where Omnie Foilboard underfloor heating panels and other equipment have been installed, is divided up into two consultation rooms, a treatment room and waiting rooms as well as circulation space.

The five areas are served by a five port Axios manifold, supplied as part of the package and installed by local contractor, Steve Guppy Limited. In total 400 metres of the high performance heating pipe were laid across the Foilboard Floating panels, installed on top of the building’s existing sub-floor.

The zones – with individual pipe runs of up to 90 metres in length - were all connected back to the Axios manifold which is fed from the flow and return pipework, connected to the main boiler plant. Omnie based in Exeter, offers a choice of different underfloor heating systems suitable for installation within timber floors as well as over solid substrates and other situations.

The range also includes air and ground source heat pumps, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units and sophisticated control options able to optimize the performance of the complete integrated installation.