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ThermaSkirt - the best kept secret in the heating industry..

Since we appeared on BBC's Dragons Den I am pleased to say that DiscreteHeat have now supplied over 45,000 domestic ThermaSkirt® heating systems. Why not check out how we went on in the Dragons Den here?

In addition, ThermaSkirt has been installed on many important and prestigious installations in the NHS, Schools, Care Homes and other public spaces around the world.

Featuring more and more on DIY & TV makeover programs has also helped DiscreteHeats' profile, whilst our involvement with several major housebuilders in both the modular, offsite and traditional build sector has further burnished our reputation.

As the use of our products continues to rise and word spreads, DiscreteHeat has started to generate business on a global scale, supplying ThermaSkirt heating systems to Western Europe, Australia, South America and ever more frequently to the USA.

ThermaSkirt’s compatibility with renewables such as air & ground source, biomass and solar thermal systems was recognised in 2012 when DiscreteHeat picked up the award for the most innovative product of the year at the National Heat Pump awards (beating Mitsubishi Electric who finished in 2nd place).

Providing alternative, reliable and above all, energy efficient heating solutions is what DiscreteHeat is all about.

The two principal forms of room space heating - conventional radiators and under floor heating (UFH) - now have an established, dynamic and innovative alternative in ThermaSkirt - The Skirting Board that Heats Your Home.

Martin Wadsworth

Managing Director

With many years experience in Electro Mechanical manufacturing of safety systems for safety critical sectors such as offshore oil & gas, car manufacturing plants and machine automation, Martin has more than 12 validated patented products to his name.

Successfully exiting his business via a trade sale to Rockwell Automation, Martin then entered into property development building more than 100 houses around the Manchester region. It was during this phase that Martin identified the shortcomings of both radiators and the problems of underfloor heating, and set his sights on developing something better.

After 2 years design and development, Martin invested heavily into forming a new Manufacturing venture; Discrete Heat. DiscreteHeat is the manufacturer and patent holder of the ThermaSkirt product range, proudly made in Manchester.

Russ Hamer

Operations Director

Russ was instrumental in setting up the highly automated Quinn Radiator factory in South Wales, eventually making more than 7 million radiators a year.

With a long track record in Manufacturing Management, Russ was then subsequently asked to run the fully integrated Quinn bottling factory in Widnes.

This highly intensive manufacturing centre of excellence receives sand at one end, and delivers fully formed, filled and packaged bottles of beer for the likes of Heineken, Stella and St MIguel at the other.

Russ was headhunted to set up & run the Discrete Heat factory in Atherton Manchester

Chris Tynsley

QA & Compliance Manager

A former Quality Manager at British Gas, and then subsequently at SafeStyle windows - the UK's largest supplier and installer of double glazed windows and doors.

Chris has more than 30 years experience of Quality Management. Responsible for all aspects of the companies ISO 9001 Quality assurance scheme, Chris ensured that DiscreteHeat was the first SME in the North West to achieve the new 2015 ISO 9001 standard.

Also responsible for Compliance and Safety testing, Chris maintains the R&D process of continual improvement.


DiscreteHeat Company Limited
1 Victoria Works Industrial Estate
Coal Pit Lane, Atherton
Manchester, M46 0FY

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