ThermaSkirt in Schools, Colleges, Student Living & Nurseries 

  • Simple 'above ground' Installation - new build or retrofit
  • Proven Energy Efficiency – ThermaSkirt has been independently tested by BSRIA
  • Rapid Response Times – On or Off in minutes to cater for class size and uses
  • Future Proof – works with conventional heat sources as well as renewables
  • Even, comfortable heat – no cold corners or hot spots
  • Health & Safety – no obtrusive edges or pipework to cause falls or injury
  • Healthy Heat – No drafts to spread dust and allergens
  • Easy to clean – simple wipe down when mopping
  • No grilles, fi ns or slots – to harbour infections and communicable diseases
  • Frees up wall space – Flexible room layouts to suit any furniture or uses
  • Built in cable duct – AV & Data cables routed safely

ThermaSkirt replaces the LST radiators and skirting board trim in one. It has proven to be at least 13% more energy efficient than radiators and deliver comfort levels indistinguishable from UFH (Under Floor heating.)

As ThermaSkirt is a completely sealed radiant unit it does not have any grilles, gaps or exposed pipe work. This means that it does not collect dust and grime that harbour infectious spores and bacteria and does not present a tripping hazard or risk of impact injury in a fall – a common occurrence in a vibrant school environment.

Radiant heat does not create convection currents that would otherwise circulate dust and other particles that can aggravate respiratory afflictions and spread infection in schools.

ThermaSkirt can heat a classroom in minutes from cold and more importantly cool down quickly when required; an essential feature if a comfortable classroom is to be maintained with a fluctuating class size.

ThermaSkirt has recently been installed in several schools, nurseries and colleges, both refurbishments & new-build. ThermaSkirt can be connected onto conventional existing pipework, whether overhead or in the wall or floor. Replacing old and inefficient radiators with ThermaSkirt reduces running costs and increases comfort levels for students.

How does ThermaSkirt® directly benefit Schools?

  • Rapid Response Times – No overheating or underheating, whatever the class size or use.
  • Energy efficient radiant heat – ThermaSkirt is indistinguishable from UFH.
  • Easy to clean – simple wipe down when mopping the floors.
  • No grilles, fins or slots – to harbour infections and spread communicable diseases.
  • Frees up wall space – Flexible room layouts to suit any classroom layout.
  • Built in cable duct – AV & Data cables routed safely.
  • Future Proof – Classroom re-layout and room changes possible.
  • Any floor construction or finish – timber structures, carpet or timber floors do not affect performance.
  • Fixable and adaptable – No long term warranty issues or repair worries.
  • Conventional Boilers or Renewables – Retrofit for the future.
  • Air Induction Units available – through wall inlets to maintain ideal Oxygen levels.
  • SafeHeatTM Controls – Surface Temperature Controls for sensitive applications.
Advantages of using ThermaSkirt®

On the 1st of August 2015, the Department of Health is issuing a compulsory nationwide vaccination for Meningococcal group W for first year university students due to start studies this September. Meningococcal group W (known as MenW) is a virulent strain of bacterial meningitis that has been on the rise since 2009 and is causing concern amongst universities due to the susceptibility of adolescents and young adults to the bacteria. In 2014 there were 117 confirmed cases of MenW and this figure is continuing to rise. A report in 2004 stated that:

“University undergraduate students are at higher risk compared with non-students of the same age group, especially those in universities with a high proportion of students in catered accommodation (4). The risk is highest among first year students who make up the majority of residents in catered accommodation, especially in the first term (HPA CDSC, unpublished data). Outbreaks in this group are well documented (5;6). A higher risk of meningococcal disease among first year students in dormitories has also been observed in the USA (7)”.



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