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All 2014 2013

Things to bear in mind when buying new Skirting Boards

Jun 30 2014 4:32PM

When you are building from new, or renovating and improving your home, one of the items that is often over looked or not budgeted for is new skirting boards. Any new home or substantial improvement project would be incomplete without a nice, clean set of suitable skirting boards to compliment the freshly plastered and painted walls. ...

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Plinth Heating

Jun 16 2014 9:20AM

Plinth Heating

Heating rooms with fitted kitchens or furniture can be problematic as there is usually little wall space for radiators, and if the units are already fitted, removing them and ripping the floors up for under floor heating is an expensive nightmare. ...

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Keeping your conservatory cosy

May 6 2014 12:23PM

Conservatories are a wonderful and inviting part of any house. Their open atmosphere and naturally illuminated interiors beckon guests in with a warm ambience and relaxing feel. A great conservatory is elegant and fits naturally with the rest of the home. Usually this means matching the lines and design of the conservatory to the rest of the property and outfitting it with gorgeous conservatory furniture. ...

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ThermaSkirt: An alternative to radiators and underfloor heating

May 2 2014 2:52PM

Four years ago the idea of skirting board heating was laughable. Even the Dragon’s Den businessmen dismissed Martin Wadsworth’s idea of radiators within aluminium skirting boards. Duncan Bannatyne asked why the boards couldn’t be made from wood and all of the dragons refused to help him get his business off the ground financially. ...

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ThermaSkirt wins award in Australia!

Apr 8 2014 4:55PM

ThermaSkirt wins award in Australia!

ThermaSkirt has just been officially launched in Australia and we are proud to announce that it has already won its first Australian award! ThermaSkirt Australia officially launched ThermaSkirt to the Australian public at the HIA Perth Home Show on 28th February 2014. ...

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Are heated skirting boards any good for use with heat pumps?

Mar 25 2014 4:43PM

Radiators or underfloor heating? That has been the traditional question asked among those considering installing an air or ground source heat pump. But should we consider a new contender on the market? A study in Sweden has found that heated skirting boards are significantly more effective than ordinary sized panel radiators at heating a room and that they are a particularly effective partner to heat pumps. ...

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Smart ways to retain heat at home

Mar 17 2014 4:09PM

With the ever-present threat of energy costs rising, it makes sense to try and reduce the costs of fuel bills by better insulating the home. While some methods can be considered hi-tech and high cost, there are also cheap and easy ways to retain heat in the home that can also be kind to the environment. ...

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Ever wondered what the Germans think of ThermaSkirt?

Jan 19 2014 12:47PM

We often consider the Germans to be superior to the Brits when it comes to design and engineering, but ThermaSkirt, designed and manufactured in Britain, is challenging those assumptions. More and more German heating engineers & architects are turning on to the benefits ThermaSkirt can give the various projects they are working on. ...

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Introducing our new Rainwater Harvesting Systems - AquAttic

Nov 25 2013 11:55PM

AquAttic is a unique, British designed system, developed specifically to make rainwater harvesting easy, energy efficient and above all cost effective. Utilising gravity, AquAttic gets rid of the problems usually associated with traditional ‘in-ground’ rainwater harvesting; in particular expensive and disruptive earthworks, multi discipline installation (ground worker, plumber and electrician) and more importantly, the running and maintenance costs of a pump, controls and filters. ...

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ThermaSkirt is more hygienic than ever before with the new EasyClean Profiles

Oct 25 2013 11:37AM

ThermaSkirt is more hygienic than ever before with the new EasyClean Profiles

Designed & developed in conjunction with the NHS and mental health providers, ThermaSkirt is now available with a high-security and ultra hygienic mounting system which reduces the risk of infection and makes cleaning an effortless task. In the battle against HealthCare Acquired Infections (HAI’s), frequent cleaning has proven to be the major factor in combating the likes of C.Difficile and MSRA. ...

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DiscreteHeat launch Urban LT in African Wenge

Sep 17 2013 4:34PM

DiscreteHeat launch Urban LT in African Wenge

DiscreteHeat are proud to announce that our 6” Urban LT profile is now available in African Wenge - a distinctive dark brown wood with dark veins alternating with lighter bands. Following on from the success of the English Oak and Golden Oak range, we decided to add a darker wood effect to the collection to cover the whole spectrum. ...

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Considering the Green Deal? The answer’s not necessarily under your feet…

Sep 10 2013 2:21PM

Considering the Green Deal? The answer’s not necessarily under your feet…

Considering the Green Deal? The answer’s not necessarily under your feet. A recent winner at the National Heat Pump Awards, ThermaSkirts’ Martin Wadsworth tries to dispel a few myths. If you were considering a package of Green Deal measures to improve the energy efficiency of your properties, the list prepared by DECC in their Consultation document would seem a good place to start. ...

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New anti ligature and easy clean heating system for secure applications

Aug 2 2013 2:58PM

New anti ligature and easy clean heating system for secure applications

New from UK manufacturers DiscreteHeat, is a high security version of their popular ThermaSkirt radiant skirting heating. Developed from their NHS & Healthcare version, the new ‘EasyClean LST’ incorporates an anti-tamper mounting system that integrates the skirting heating panel into the vinyl floor and walls for a completely sealed, hygienic and anti-ligature solution. ...

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Discrete Heat Acquires Solar Thermal Panel Manufacturer

Aug 1 2013 3:59PM

Discrete Heat Acquires Solar Thermal Panel Manufacturer

Discrete Heat is pleased to announce the purchase of the Solar Twin manufacturing facility, which will be re-located to the companies factory in Atherton, Greater Manchester. On the market for over 13 years and with over 2,500 of them successfully installed, the Solar Twin product will be marketed under the DiscreteHeat banner, under the re-badged name of ‘ThermaTwin’ ...

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