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The Warmup Tectora System is designed for use within battened or suspended timber floors, including TJI joist constructions. The aluminium diffusion plates fit across two battens or joists at 400 mm centres to create a responsive heating system.

The Tectora Diffusion plates are ideal for timber floors. There are no wet trades involved and consequently, no waiting for the installation to dry before the floor can be completed. They are lightweight and easy to install creating a responsive efficient underfloor heating system with an even heat distribution. If you have irregularly spaced joists or battens the Econna System would be better suited.

The space between the battens or joists is fitted with rigid insulation leaving a 16 mm gap between the top of the insulation layer and the top of the battens or joists. The Tectora Diffusion plates are then fixed to the top of the battens or joists, supported by the insulation layer. The pipe is then laid before the floor deck is applied.

Insulation boards:

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) or foil-faced Polyisocyanurate (PIR) boards available:

  • The EPS boards provide excellent thermal performance and are quick and easy to install.
  • The PIR insulation boards have a tough woven aluminium foil composite grid on both sides. The foil face distributes the heat upward evenly. PIR insulation boards have a lower thermal conductivity making the boards much thinner than EPS insulation.

Pipework:

The Warmup PEX-A pipe is formed as a single extrusion with an adhesive layer and EVOH oxygen barrier. The EVOH layer restricts the ingress of oxygen into the heating system, reducing oxidation of critical components in the primary system and extending their service life.

The minimum 70% cross-linking within the PE material provides superior mechanical properties to the pipe, with a maximum working temperature and pressure of 95°C and 6 bar respectively. The PEX-A pipe has a high thermal conductivity of 0.41 W/m·K, substantially greater than an equivalent polybutylene pipe at 0.22 W/m·K. This enables the systems to emit between 3% and 6% more heat from the same water temperature as equivalent systems using PB pipe.

The Warmup PE-RT pipe is a five layer extrusion of polyethylene of raised temperature resistance. It is manufactured as follows, PE-RT/ Adhesive/ Oxygen barrier (EVOH)/ Adhesive/ PE-RT. This type of pipe is suitable in situations where there is an absolute guarantee that temperatures above 70ºC cannot be generated. This is a cost-competitive pipe and is ideal for all types of installations.

Manifold:

The Warmup Stainless Steel Manifold range provides flexible zoning and water regulation for 2 to 12 underfloor heating circuits. Supplied complete with Taconova Flow Meters, Fill/ Drain Valves, Air Vents and a Thermomanometer, it is equipped with all the features needed to commission an underfloor heating system quickly and confidently.

System build-up:

  • Floor finish.
  • Warmup 16 mm pipework.
  • Warmup diffusion plate.
  • Rigid insulation.
  • Supporting battens.
  • Timber joist.

Features and benefits:

  • Tectora plates are highly conductive and efficiently diffuse the heat across the underside of the floor deck to create an even surface temperature without raising floor levels.
  • The system promotes fast heat-up response times improving system efficiency.
  • No wet trades involved and consequently, no waiting for the installation to dry before the floor can be completed.
  • Diffusion plates are lightweight and easy to install.
  • Uses 4iE WIFI thermostat (see separate product).
  • Lifetime warranty when PEX-A pipe is used/ 50-year warranty for PE-RT or AL/PE-RT pipes.

General information
Specification data
Product Reference

Tectora System

Pipework -
Type

PE-RT

PEX-A

Length

25 m

50 m

60 m

70 m

80 m

90 m

100 m

110 m

120 m

200 m

PEX-A only.

300 m

500 m

Insulation boards

See 'Options below and insert requirements.

Standard product features

Technical characteristics:

- Pipework:

PE-RT:

  • Size: 16 x 2 mm.
  • Maximum working temperature: 70°C.
  • Maximum operating pressure: 6 bar.
  • Thermal conductivity: 0.40 W/m·K.
  • Water capacity: 16 mm pipe - 0.113 L/m.

PEX-A:

  • Size: 16 x 2 mm - Cross linked.
  • Maximum working temperature: 95°C.
  • Maximum operating pressure: 6 bar.
  • Thermal conductivity: 0.41 W/m·K (substantially greater than an equivalent polybutylene pipe at 0.22 W/m·K).
  • Water capacity: 16 mm pipe - 0.113 L/m.

- Manifold:

  • Material: 1.4301 (304) grade stainless steel.
  • Ports: 2–12.
  • Temperature range: -5°C to +60°C.
  • Maximum operating pressure: 6 bar. Maximum test pressure: 10 bar.
  • Adjustment range: 0–5 L/min.
  • Manifold arm size: 40 x 40 mm.
  • Pipe fitting centres: 50 mm/ 55 mm.
  • Pipe fitting diameters: G-1/2” (20x1.5).

Product Options

Insulation boards:

  • Warmup insulation boards have zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 5.
  • Size: 2.4 x 1.2 m.
  • Fire rating to BS EN 13501: E. (F for EPS standard boards).
  • Compressive strength at 10%: 150 kPa. (70 or 100 kPA for EPS boards, depending on thickness).
  • Thermal conductivity: 0.022 W/m·K. (0.030–0.038 W/m·K for EPS boards, depending on thickness).

- PIR boards:

  • WHS-MT-RB25 – Thickness: 25 mm. R-Value: 1.14 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-RB40 – Thickness: 40 mm. R-Value: 1.82 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-RB50 – Thickness: 50 mm. R-Value: 2.27 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-RB60 – Thickness: 60 mm. R-Value: 2.73 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-RB75 – Thickness: 75 mm. R-Value: 3.41 m²K/W.

- EPS boards:

  • WHS-MT-B7025: Thickness: 25 mm. R-Value: 0.66 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B7050: Thickness: 50 mm. R-Value: 1.32 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B7075: Thickness: 75 mm. R-Value: 1.97 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B70100: Thickness: 100 mm. R-Value: 2.63 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B10025: Thickness: 25 mm. R-Value: 0.69 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B010050: Thickness: 50 mm. R-Value: 1.39 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B10075: Thickness: 75 mm. R-Value: 2.08 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B10100: Thickness: 100 mm. R-Value: 2.78 m²K/W.

- EPS premium boards:

  • WHS-MT-B07025+: Thickness: 25 mm. R-Value: 0.83 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B07050+: Thickness: 50 mm. R-Value: 1.67 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B07075+: Thickness: 75 mm. R-Value: 2.5 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B070100+: Thickness: 100 mm. R-Value: 3.33 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B10025+: Thickness: 25 mm. R-Value: 0.83 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B010050+: Thickness: 50 mm. R-Value: 1.67 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B10075+: Thickness: 75 mm. R-Value: 2.5 m²K/W.
  • WHS-MT-B10100+: Thickness: 100 mm. R-Value: 3.33 m²K/W.