Radiant Flooring Heating For Architects
Specify Warmboard for greater design freedom
Warmboard - Perfect for new buildings, retrofits and heating upgrades, Installs directly on joist or existing floors.
Architects throughout Australia have an appreciation for the many benefits Warmboard provides. Our panels simplify installation, provide a host of energy saving options, and most importantly, create a truly comfortable environment for the occupant.
There are many benefits from our radiant flooring heating for architects. Radiant heating improves indoor air quality and provides a host of energy saving benefits towards your project. Warmboard has been used in thousands of homes in Australia and around the world.
Warmboard has also been installed in many Net-Zero homes and has been a regularly included in the annual Solar Decathlon. Radiant heating is at least 25% more efficient than Forced air, and Warmboard takes savings far beyond that.
Warmboard S & R
Warmboard-S, 28mm thick AS approved structural panel and part of the conventional framing process. Warmboard-S consists of 4 modular, tongue-and-groove panel types, weighs 43.01kg per panel or 14.47kg m2. Warmboard-S is rated to carry all of the point loads, uniform loads and horizontal shear loads, Joist spacing is 406.6mm on center joists. Warmboard-S is a particularly stiff and strong sub-floor which delivers a sturdier floor for your clients.
Warmboard radiant is also an ideal heating solution for architecture featuring cathedral or open beamed ceilings. Forced air is obviously less than ideal in these situations. And room-by-room zoning allows for custom comfort settings in every room of the house, with unoccupied rooms being turned down to save energy. Warmboard-R is also an ideal solution for new homes and is often installed over slab foundations, sub-floors or in the walls or ceilings. Warmboard-R is 20mm thick and made of the highest quality OSB. There are 2 panel types to accommodate your design, both products offer the same ease of installation and energy-saving benefits.
Australian Building Code Compliance
Warmboard S - Structural Rated - AS 1170. AS 1720 I
Warmboard S - Fire Rating - AS 2269. BSEN 13238:2001
Traditional High Mass and Thin Slab
Traditional “high mass” or “thin slab” systems add 35-45kg dead load per m2. In most instances, this requires up sizing joists to the next 50mm increment as well as increasing the size of the support beams. In a seismic zone, lateral loads can be enormous, necessitating additional engineering and construction costs. The up sized joists and thickness of the pour can add 75mm per story, which can cause issues in areas with critical zoning restrictions. The additional height will also require double sills throughout, and in many cases require special detailing where stairs are considered. Hardwood installation is particularly difficult with the many moisture control, fastening issues and uneven heating surface which must be addressed. And yet, none of these issues apply to Warmboard. Click here to see a sample set of Warmboard architectural floor plans.
All projects include our in-house design services and architectural design plan sets. Our Designers provide detailed documents featuring panel and tubing layouts, manifold locations and other essential installation information. Heat Loss and Mechanical Designs are also available.
Because of its dual nature, it is essential that Warmboard be integrated into the construction documents to ensure best use practices. Inclusion will also ensure consistent bidding and cost-effective installation by contractors.
Eliminate unsightly registers and radiant wall heaters for greater interior design options. Use zoning to customize the temperature in any area. Want your bedroom a bit cooler than your bathroom, or one temperature for living room and another for the guest room? No problem. Optimize the temperature throughout your radiant floor heating layout to create the ultimate dream home.
Follow These Easy Steps to Include Warmboard into the Design Process
1. When determined that Warmboard-S or Warmboard-R is appropriate for your project, please call Warmboard Australia 1300 137 407 or via our Warmboard contact form. You will be connected with one of our Warmboard experts If the structural plans are not yet complete, optimize the floor framing plan to most efficiently integrate Warmboard. Once completed, preliminary plans are sent to us, preferably in an AutoCAD format.
2. The consultant will discuss with you regarding zoning preferences, floor covering selections and other data necessary for proper design.
3. The Warmboard Design Team will produce a preliminary design for review and markup. These documents will include panel and tubing layouts, manifold locations and various detail drawings and notes. These documents should be thoroughly reviewed to ensure that they meet your client’s needs.
4. Our Design Team will provide a final set of documents, including corrections based on your markup for inclusion into your full set of construction documents. These documents are typically 1-25 scale plans formatted for A1-sized sheets, though other formats can be delivered upon request. We can also supply plans in the AutoCAD file format, or plot them on bond paper or vellum per your request.
Warmboard Layout Sample Plan
Warmboard S Joist Spacing
Warmboard R Installation Guide
Warmboard S Installation Guide
Heating Systems - Warmboard R & S
Warmboard can be heated by the heating systems listed below