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Nu-Heat – Magnificently Grand

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Nu-Heats first outing at Grand Designs Live at the NEC in October was a great success, as was the debut of our new show stand according to Self Build & Homeowner Business Manager Kate Boalch. Record breaking numbers passed through the doors of the NEC, with over 47,000 people attending over the…

Brongarth Affordable Housing Reaches Level 4 Through Heat Pump and Solar Thermal

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An affordable housing development in Brecon has been dubbed super-green due to its eco-friendly use of air source heat pumps and solar thermal. The development meets Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Development. Nu-Heats involvement in the project occurred after plans were sent to Pendragon (Des…

Heat Pumps and HFC

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Chris Weightman, Nu-Heats Senior Development Engineer comments on the recent concerns about heat pumps and HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) gases (greenhouse gases) that have arisen after a report from Atlantic Consulting. HFC gases are completely manmade and can be harmful if released into the atmosphere. …

Underfloor Heating – Right for Refurbishment?

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When a property is undergoing refurbishment, its an ideal time to install underfloor heating (UFH) as the system offers excellent opportunities in terms of improved energy efficiency, greater design freedom and ease of installation. But how can you tell if the system is an appropriate solution? Ins…

Underfloor heating design. Good Information, Great Result!

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Gary strongly believes that when an installer is prepared for an in-depth conversation at the outset, the team will come up with the right options for the project. If we have detailed information about a job we can be confident that we have provided the best possible solution, says Gary, and the ins…

Making the Change: Retrofitting Underfloor Heating

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 Adrian Troop, Nu-Heats Sales and Marketing Director discusses the reality of retrofitting underfloor heating and how it can be future-proofed for use with a heat pump. There is no doubt that retrofitting underfloor heating (UFH) can present major challenges, but this is not a reason to dismi…

Variety is the Spice of Life – Nu-Heat training centre review

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We talk to some of the people who have undertaken courses at Nu-Heats Training Centre over the last few months to find out the reasons behind their decision to train, and their response to the courses. Adrian Conington runs TerraFirma Energy Limited in Newbury. He says he was drawn to heat pumps …

Underfloor heating bliss with ONEZONE

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Some people love their houses too much to move, even if they need a bit more room. The answer of course is an extension, and using underfloor heating is ideal as it takes away the need for radiators and increases the available space. Nu-Heat offers a home extension/single room kit specifically to in…

First North-West hosepipe ban for 14 years – How to beat the summer hosepipe bans

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With United Utiliies announcing it's first hosepipe ban for the North-West of England in 14 years why not beat the ban and reduce reliance on mains water? Rainwater is collected from the roof via the downpipes, filtered, stored and then used for non-potable purposes including toilets, washing machin…

Low Carbon Building Programme Early Closure – comment from Nu-Heat

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The news about the early closure of Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP) prompted a disappointed but determined response in the renewables industry. It seems a shame that the new coalition governments spending cuts have impacted on the drive towards greater energy efficiency through grant funding, …