Case study

Branksome Care Home, Eastleigh, Southampton, United Kingdom

Branksome Care Home

Project facts

Eastleigh, Southampton, United Kingdom
Single family home
Radiant heating and cooling
Completion: 2007

Uponor Involvement

2420



The construction industry is no different; using
the skills it possesses to accommodate the growing market for care and
residential homes. HVAC manufacturers are now well underway to recognising the
need to supply this potentially huge marketplace has for innovation and dealing
with the new challenges that are arising, especially the ongoing need for
sustainability throughout projects across Britain. Branksome Park Care home is
one of a number of homes in need of increasing its capacity to cope with
demand, including the latest underfloor heating (UFH) technology from Uponor.

The installation was carried out by 'UFH Now' based
in the South of England, one of a number of specialist UFH companies forming to
meet the increasing demands of the marketplace. As a specialist UFH Now ere
able to quote, design, install and commission the project, a responsibility
normally held with UFH manufacturers. The project to date has covered
approximate 2500m2 and required Uponors PEX20 pipework to supply a comfortable
sustainable heat source. (controls info needed)

UFH is ideal for nursing projects due to its
flexibility, high efficiency rating and low running costs. In particular; large
buildings benefit from underfloor heating because heat is only applied to the
occupied space, radiating from the floor upwards. In an environment where the
occupants need to be kept as comfortable as possible, UFH radiates heat upwards
virtually mimicking the ideal heat pattern for human comfort, employing a cool
head, warm feet approach. A radiator circulates the heat around the room often
resulting in hot and cold spots and also circulates dust and bacteria.

Branksome Care Home

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Project information

Project information

Country
United Kingdom
Completion
2007
Project Type
Renovation
Building Type
Single family home

Partners

Partners

investor
Mr & Mrs A Tredrea

contractor
George Harding

architect
H W Smith & Son

installer
UFH Now

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