M&E CONSULTANTS

  • Energy Efficient – Radiant heat from low level
  • Wide range of heat outputs to suit all projects
  • Combats Overheating and address the CIBSE TM59 report
  • Suitable for all heat sources, incl. Heat Pumps
  • Low Water Volume for dynamic response
  • Direct Electric version for simplicity
  • Full choice of controls incl. WiFi & LOT 20 compliant
The buck stops here, right? You have been engaged to specify the most suitable, economical and practical products to meet the M&E needs of the building, the client and the occupants. No small order.

What to do? Cut and paste or consider a real alternative? Same old radiators – no-one got fired for specifying them, did they?

Or Underfloor heating – seen as a risk 25 years ago, but now every major developer is using it. Right?

Wrong.

With more than 50,000 installed systems

ThermaSkirt is the No 1 alternative to radiators and underfloor heating

True radiant heat in an aluminium panel disguised to replicate a skirting board. No heating up the sub floor or being affected by the final floor covering means quick and controllable response on and off and helps combat overheating in accordance with CIBSE Guide TM59. Low water content means minimal loads on ancillary equipment such as thermal stores, HIU’s & pump sets.

The all-electric option with almost identical heat outputs to the ‘wet’ version means simple spec changes to meet the needs of the site without a major re-design. A full 10 year wet part warranty means peace of mind for you, your client and the eventual occupant. Manufactured to BS-EN standards within an ISO 9001:2015 accredited facility in the NW Of England means full lifetime technical support.

Energy Efficient

Thermaskirt is typically 13% more efficient than radiators on conventional heating systems, and up to 25% on renewables

Technical Data

Thermaskirt-H2o

MATERIALS

Skirting:
Aluminium polymer alloy
Connectors:
Reinforced glass nylon
Paint finish:
Epoxy powder coat

APPROVALS AND WARRANTY

CE Marked to BS EN 442-1
Tested by BSRIA, TUV and KTH
10 year warranty:
Aluminium friendly inhibitor required

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating pressure:
Typically 2-3 bar
Max testing pressure:
Typically 10 bar
Max operating length:
Typically 20-25m per 15/16mm feed

Flow temp Vs Watts per M

Profile Flow Rate 72ºC (△50ºC) 45ºC 50ºC 55ºC 65ºC 75ºC
Typical Heat Pump / Renewable Energy Source Typical Boiler; Gas, oil LPG or Pellet
DECO BM2 56-80 gm/s 134 59 66 80 105 143
URBAN LT 56-80 gm/s 148.5 59 73 88 124 159
CLASSIC TS 56-80 gm/s 148.5 59 73 88 124 159
DECO BM3 56-80 gm/s 197 87 98 119 166 215

PERFORMANCE VS FLOW RATE

Output in Watts/m (or BTU/ft) is only slightly affected over a wide range of flow rates. Our typical test data is based on 56g/sec in accordance with the BSRIA test BS EN 442-1. Output data is given here for flow rates between 10g/sec & 112g/sec which covers the lower and upper ranges of suitable performance for central heating systems.

Thermaskirt-E

MATERIALS

Skirting:
Aluminium polymer alloy
Covers:
316 stainless steel
Paint finish:
Epoxy powder coat

APPROVALS

CE Marked to Low Voltage Directive
Tested to EN 60335-2-30 (Room Heaters)
EMC Test Certificate No C106457

ELECTRICAL RATING

Supply:
220~240V
Inrush:
Typically 1.2 A/m at 10ºC
Protection:
Type C 30mA RCBO to IEC 60898

Recommended max. Skirting lengths (m) Vs Type C RCBO circuit rating

Op temp 220-240vAC Heat output 220-240vAC Room Start up temp 10A 16A 20A 32A
40~45°C 50~65w/m 10°C 30m 40m 50m 70m
55~65°C 85~95w/m 10°C 20m 30m 40m 60m
65~70°C 115~125w/m 10°C 15m 24m 30m 50m

Recommended max. Skirting lengths (m) Vs Type C RCBO circuit rating

Op temp 220-240vAC Heat output 220-240vAC Room Start up temp 10A 16A 20A 32A
40~45°C 80~95w/m 10°C 20m 30m 40m 60m
55~65°C 120~140w/m 10°C 15m 20m 25m 35m
65~70°C 160~180w/m 10°C 10m 16m 20m 32m

How Can We Help?

Our in-house design team are here to assist with planning.

Why not send over your plans in PDF, DXF, DWG or any other electronic format for a free, no obligation consultation and costing?

Case Studies

Energy ‘Plus’ School, Rostock, Germany

When Rostock High School undertook a major regeneration, the local education Authority decided it should become an “Energie Plus” project; i.e. it generated more power and energy than it actually consumed. To achieve this, the school was renovated using solar PV panels to the roof and front elevation, and 2 wind turbines. The school also became connected to the Municipal District Heating system, using warm water from the cooling system of the nearby power station. Windows were upgraded and where there was new build to the rear, this was constructed to very high levels of insulation. However, with 2/3rd of the building at least 20 years old it was clear that a conventional heating emitter solution was not going to suffice.

Off-Site Modular Construction

When Capita were instructed to provide the M&E design consultancy on the new build 595 bed student accommodation project of both traditional and modular construction, to be located on Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow, they started with a clean sheet of paper. When the proposed room layouts were produced by the Architects (KKA) it was clear that whilst the large floor to ceiling windows that provides a wealth of natural light and openings for fresh air were welcome, they presented a problem in so far as where the radiators would go.

Park Place Plaza, Stevenage

Converting unloved office developments was a key plank in the Governments strategy of brownfield regeneration in town centres, and planning laws were relaxed on their change of use. But converting run-down open plan offices into affordable desirable residences isn’t always straightforward as insulation levels are often poor, designed-for-desk height windows usually made them smaller & higher than current market trends, and the internal floor space to external wall area ratio can make apartments dark and dingy.

Company

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

 01942 88 00 60
 info@discreteheat.co.uk

VAT# 884427392
Company Reg# 5594330