Heating for SIP insulated buildings
Customer brief: To provide a low cost heating solution, with minimal disruption, for outdoor garden rooms
Cedar Nursery, Surrey, offers a new range of outdoor buildings which combine the latest in contemporary design with fantastic levels of insulation. They were looking for a discreet heating solution for customers to enable them to use the garden room all year round whilst allowing it to remain an energy efficient and cost effective building.
A Herschel Select XL white panel (600W) was ceiling mounted in the garden room and controlled using a thermostat.
The building stays comfortably warm during the winter season enabling the owner to enjoy full use of their garden room throughout the year. The Select XL heater builds up heat in the space by warming everything in the room, rather than warming the air like convection heating which is less cost efficient.
The Select XL can be installed very quickly and easily, with minimal disruption, mess or upheaval. By ceiling mounting in this area, the owners ensured they maximised their full living space.
“The design started with sliding doors, lino and a convection heater. As the scheme came together, however, the beautiful bi-fold doors begged for a more interesting floor covering so ceramic tiles were chosen. While these can be cool in the summer, the design needs the right sort of heating to be beautifully warm in the winter. The ceiling mounted Herschel heater had the benefits of radiant heat, from above, without the expense and disruption of under floor heating.
Tim Sharples, Partner, Cedar Nursery