A layer of insulation is laid directly on the sub-floor, which must meet the U value requirements for Building Regulations as well as the requirements to reduce heatloss.
To avoid damage to this layer of insulation and to prevent screed from bridging to the sub-base a protection layer is included on top of the insulation. If other types of insulation are to be used then a protection layer must be laid over the insulation. Protection layers do not act as a Damp Proof Membrane or Vapour barrier and these, if required must be incorporated elsewhere in the floor structure.
The VOGEL & NOOT PeX-a underfloor heating pipework is then fixed in place using a suitable anchorage system.
Finally the screed is laid following the appropriate British Standards and Codes Practice. Screed materials should not include any insulating materials and a minimum screed thickness of 75mm should be allowed.