Raychem’s latest under floor heating system exceeds highest performance levels required by the latest edition of the Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide
Raychem’s recently launched CeraPro conforms to the highest performance level of the new issues of the Build ing regulations domestic services compliance guide for under-tile heating installations. CeraPro is an impressive domestic under-tile heating solution, it is an easy to install, economically efficient, professional system that not only provides total flexibility for rooms of all shapes and sizes, but also exceeds the minimum performance standards required for under-tile heating.
CeraPro uses an ultra strong, low profile, professional grade Fluoropolymer heating cable with a pre-installed electrical connection cable and comes with a Tape ‘n’ Mesh installation kit for quick fixing to the subfloor. The kit also includes a cable spacing guide ensuring that the precise heat requirement is installed into the subfloor.
These features alone make CeraPro the most robust small geometry heating cable on the market, but what makes it the optimum solution is the fact that being only 3mm thick the cable sits within the tile adhesive which means it doesn’t need additional floor build-up or screeding prior to tiling and therefore meets the requirements of the Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide.
The latest edition of the Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide, published in April 2010 states that for under-tile electric floor heating systems: “Direct-acting electric underfloor heating cables should be provided with a pre-fabricated mattress, or equivalent IEC 60800 approved heating cable product, of thickness less than 4mm encapsulated in tile bedding adhesive or mortar, below a ceramic or other equivalent floor finish on a thermally resistive insulation layer.”
Being only 3mm thick, and exceeding the test requirements of the IEC 60800 test protocols, installers can rest assured in the knowledge that CeraPro meets the necessary standards for any application including bathrooms, kitchens, conservatories and other applications where floor tiles are installed.
Jonathan Jones of Raychem says: “The introduction of the new Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide in April is good news for Raychem because although the changes mean that many manufacturers will need to amend their products, the latest version of our popular CeraPro range for under-tile heating is fully compliant and achieves the highest performance level of the standard.
“The performance level achieved with the launch of this product has raised the bar on product quality and our consistent approach to new product development has meant that our customers will once again benefit from the highest quality under-tile heating solutions on the market.”
CeraPro comes with a 12 year Total Care warranty as standard and an extended 20 year Total Care warranty when installed by a Raychem CertifiedPro installer. It is available in 6 pack sizes, ranging from 21 metre cable length (240W) to 100 metres (1140W).
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