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Adapting to Part L regulation changes

How Multipipe are adapting to Part L regulation changes In December 2021, the UK Government announced the first major changes to the Building Regulations in nearly a decade by releasing the latest approved documents affecting parts L, F & O. The Future Homes Standard (FHS) is due to be implemented in 2025. The new building […]

Multipipe provides wedding venue with UFH & MLCP. Case Study

Multipipe UFH & MCLP installed in a prestige wedding venue – Case Study. Thanks to Interzone HeatingSolutions for sharing this recent project with us. This case study shows how our UFH systems, MLCP and below-ground pipework work harmoniously to create a safe, robust heating system for a prestigious wedding venue.

Multipipe provides modern apartments with UFH solution. Case Study

Multipipe UFH installed in a modern apartment building – Case Study. This case study shows how our adaptable UFH systems can be configured to provide a modern apartment building with controllable heating for every resident. Our different pipe options offer commercial contracts a quality product at a price that retains profitability for them.

Multipipe supplies prestige car café with UFH solution. Case Study

Multipipe UFH Case Study installed in a prestige car cafe. This case study shows how the right combination of UFH system and screed combine to create a perfect platform on which the owner can showcase a range of classic cars to their cafe customers in perfect comfort.

Multipipe Provides Secure Piping for Listed Home – Case Study

Multipipe Provides Secure Piping for Listed Home – Case Study Multipipe MLCP, pre-insulated MLCP and Pre-Insulated underground pipe Case Study with C.R.H. Plumbing & Heating Ltd. This case study demonstrates the importance of quality products when working with historic homes.

7 Classic UFH installation errors. And how to avoid them

7 Classic UFH installation errors. And how to avoid them As the UK moves towards its net carbon zero goals, the installation of underfloor heating systems is growing in popularity. However, it’s not without its pitfalls. This article looks at seven of the most common mistakes made during UFH installations and why it’s best to […]

Changes to Building Regs Part L, F & O

Changes to Building Regs Part L, F & O In December 2021, the UK Government announced the first major changes to the Building Regulations in nearly a decade by releasing the latest approved documents affecting parts L, F & O. The Future Homes Standard (FHS) is due to be implemented in 2025. The new building […]

UFH Manifolds Explained

. TheUFH Manifolds Explained As underfloor heating installation grows increasingly popular, it’s important to understand the critical parts of a UFH system and how they operate. This post will explain what a manifold is and how it works. Manifolds are the central control hubs of water in underfloor heating systems. They manage water flow rates […]

Multipipe Provides Speedy UFH Solution – Case Study

Multipipe UFH Case Study with Storer Plumbing & Heating. This case study shows how quickly installers can achieve a top-quality, professional installation in minimal time.

Multipipe solves home heating dilemma – case study

Multipipe Solves Home Heating Dilemma This case study showcases how Multipipe helped provide the best solution for a large ground floor extension to a family home.

Work Smarter, Not Harder with Multipipe in 2022

Work Smarter The new year is often when people start to make resolutions to help them shape their year and improve their lives and work. So why not get ahead of the curve and read our top 5 tips on how to work smarter with Multipipe in 2022. If these make it on to your […]

Heat Pumps – Is the government focusing on the right issue?

Are Heat Pumps the Future? The latest government announcement offers homeowners an incentive of up to £5,000 to fit a renewable source heat pump instead of a gas boiler in a bid to help the UK meet its net carbon goals.   For the end-user, this may seem an excellent benefit when it comes to finally […]

Why it’s essential to select the right thermostat for your UFH system.

The right thermostat for your UFH system. When selecting thermostats for a client, do you base it on the ease of use, aesthetics, price or maybe all three? There is the fourth point with UFH systems that is often overlooked and yet is the most important of all.  Read on to find our why you […]

11 tips for new UFH installers

11 Tips for new UFH installers Starting on any new venture can be daunting, and these days there is so much information around that it can become overwhelming. So to keep things simple when it comes to starting out with underfloor heating installations here’s our top 11 tips! You’re not on your own. Multipipe’s friendly […]

Controlling the Feeds in an UFH System

Controlling the Feeds in an UFH System UFH systems tend to rely on central manifold locations to distribute each loop through the floor. When you have a larger dwelling with more than five loops, you will find that near the manifold and even through hallways and rooms, you end up with lots of pipes at […]

Eight MLCP Pipe Myths Busted

Eight MLCP Pipe Myths Busted If you’re using copper or pushfit plumbing pipe, there can be doubts which stop you from making the change to Multipipe MLCP. We’re here to help bust some popular myths and maybe give you a reason to make the change to a modern piping solution.  Myth One – MLCP is expensive  MLCP pipe is actually cheaper […]

Installation of UFH into the concrete sub-floor

Installing UFH in concrete sub floors Since UFH came to the UK over 30 years ago, it has grown in popularity as a great way to heat both domestic and commercial buildings. When it boils down to it, not a lot has changed, and now many companies are offering a UFH design and supply solution. […]

The Importance of Commissioning Your Underfloor Heating System

The Importance of Commissioning Your Underfloor Heating System This #TechTuesday article will explain why it’s vital to commission, or ‘balance’ as it’s also known, your underfloor heating system.   Underfloor Heating Flowmeters  When a traditional radiator system runs (without balancing), you will find that some radiators are warmer than others. This is because water takes the […]

Underfloor Heating Thermostat Positions

Underfloor Heating Thermostat Positions If you follow my #TechTuesday posts, you will know I talk a lot about the importance of good underfloor heating system design. Great design ensures you get the most from your UFH system by planning, designing, and carefully picking the right products. However, after all that, you can still let your […]

Can Underfloor Heating Save On Your Energy Bills?

Can Underfloor Heating Save On Your Energy Bills? One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic is that an increased number of people have been working from home. Working from home has proved a popular lifestyle choice and therefore the trend is projected to continue for the foreseeable future.  The number of people working from home expected […]

What is VDI2035, and why do I need it?

What is VDI2035, and why do I need it? VDI2035 is a set of water quality guidelines for heating water developed in 2009 by the Association of German Engineers. The equivalent in the UK would be BS7593; however, the construction industry widely accepts that the VDI2035 is based on stronger scientific evidence and is much […]

Why the manifold location is important to the system.

Manifold Locations When planning your UFH systems, it is often easier to locate your manifold in a place where it has a short run from the boiler to the manifold. However, because boilers are typically found near external walls, this can mean larger amounts of “feed pipes” go under the floor. In this article, we […]

How MLCP helps homes with hard water

How MLCP helps homes with hard water Whether you are a professional fitter or just starting out, it is important you understand the long-term damage that hard water can cause to your pipes and how you can prevent the build-up of limescale. Hard water is quite common in urban regions of the UK, particularly in […]

Ten reasons to swap from copper or push-fit to MLCP

Ten reasons to swap from copper or push-fit to MLCP A multi-layer composite pipe (MLCP) comprises a central aluminium layer and an inner and outer layer of a polyethene raised temperature (PE-RT) plastic coating. MLCP piping is increasingly popular and, because of its many advantages, it now outsells copper and push-fit piping across Europe. Here […]

Seven reasons why smart heating is the best option for your building

Smart heating puts you in control of the temperature in different rooms in your home, at different times, without needing to switch the boiler on or off manually. You can even control and personalise your heating remotely from your smartphone or computer, so you don’t even need to be in the house to adjust your […]

Understanding the impact of pipe centres on UFH

Understanding the impact of pipe centres on UFH This week #TechTuesday is a bit of a heavy one this week, so if you’d like to go through any of the points in the post, call Dave on 01245 850799.   For far too long, I have come across jobs where, either under pressure from the heat pump manufacturer […]

10 free ways plumbing installers can promote their business in 2021

10 free ways plumbing installers can promote their business in 2021 Whether you are an experienced plumbing installer, just setting up your plumbing installation business or considering changing careers, finding effective and affordable ways to market your business can feel a daunting task. But customer awareness is vital for any plumbing company, and while paid […]

Renovation and decarbonisation: Do they work hand in hand?

Renovation and decarbonisation: Do they work hand in hand?   With the UK heating industry looking to meet a net-zero carbon goal by 2050 and move to renewable energy sources, the requirement for ultra-low temperature water emitters is becoming more and more needed.  This article looks at whether renovation and decarbonisation work hand in hand. […]

It’s a #TechTuesday rant!

Industry Standards This week #TechTuesday is more a rant (sorry!) than our usual helpful hints and tips. Once you’ve read the rant, it would be great to get feedback on whichever social channel you use or in the comments section on the blog post.     The UK Plumbing Industry  I’ve been wondering a lot lately about […]

What would minimum qualification standards mean for the plumbing industry?

What would minimum qualification standards mean for the plumbing industry? Imagine the scene: you’ve got a plumbing emergency that you need resolving quickly. You need to find the right plumber for the job; you search frantically online trying to find the best tradesman in your area. Case closed, right?  But what happens if the service […]

Five Ways to Prevent Legionella in Pipework

Five Ways to Prevent Legionella Legionella, bacteria that occur in natural water sources, is often overlooked and misunderstood. However, people are likely to have heard of, and better comprehend Legionnaires’ disease — the condition caused by the bacteria when inhaled. Legionella in pipework needs to be prevented as much as possible, and with our range […]

Lucy Enigbokan Joins The Multipipe Team

New Team Member Alert Lucy Enigbokan joins the Multipipe team as part of our Internal Sales team. Most recently Lucy has been working as a bathroom designer and has never lived in a house that didn’t require a full renovation, so she’s well versed in all sorts of projects! Lucy is now looking forward to […]

Change to Part L of the Building Regs and how this might affect the completion of a project.

Change to Part L of the Building Regs It is expected that changes to both Part L and F of the building regulations will be released in October 2021 and come into effect from April 2022. You may be aware of this, but what effects does this have on how you do a system this […]

The Green Homes Grant failed, but how could it have worked?

The Green Homes Grant failed, but how could it have worked? The thorough and proper insulation of homes used to be considered just an issue for the heating and cooling of a property. There has been a shift in focus toward its energy efficiency capabilities in recent years. As part of the Government’s ongoing commitment […]

Are you using the best solution to fill and maintain your heating water?

Water Quality Control. Are you using the best solution to fill and maintain your heating water? After reading many social media posts and a great chat with David Whitfield of Elysator, I have learned a lot about VDI 2035 over the last few months. VDI 2035 is a standard used in Germany for water quality […]

What are you doing now to prepare for the 2050 net-zero carbon target? 

What are you doing now to prepare for the 2050 net-zero carbon target?  Net Carbon Goals How can we prepare new installations for meeting the net-zero carbon targets set by the government? The first step will be moving towards the Part L requirement for 55°C water temperature for heating systems. Part L requirements mean we […]

Multipipe Manifold Plumbing

Unlike most other technologies, plumbing systems’ layout hasn’t made any significant leaps forward for decades. With this in mind, is it time you looked at a different way of getting water from point A to B? What is Manifold Plumbing Manifold plumbing is a different way of laying out your system with some significant advantages. Manifold plumbing […]

MLCP – Coils Vs. Straight Lengths

MLCP – Coils Vs. Straight Lengths Flexible MLCP   Piping made from multilayer composite pipe is a viable alternative to copper because it offers flexibility, speed of installation and the elimination of hot works on site.    First introduced in the UK in the 1970s, MLCP has seen growth in popularity alongside the increased use of renewable […]

What kind of customer service do you want?

What kind of customer service do you want? Many people have said that customer service can be any two out of good, cheap, and quick, but seldom all three. – If it’s high quality and inexpensive, you may have to wait – For an item that is delivered quickly and is inexpensive, you may have […]

Secondary Recirculation Systems

Why Use Secondary Recirculation Systems As houses get bigger and clients demand even more from their installer, one of the biggest issues is delivering hot water quickly and efficiently to the hot water taps. The only way to efficiently do this is by setting up a circulation loop from the cylinder to the tap emanating […]

How to select the right room control for your heat emitter

How to Select the Right Room Control for Your Heat Emitter Do you remember the delights of the brown & beige Honeywell thermostats? The good old days when ‘stats were far simpler to work with and to wire. But let’s be honest, they were inefficient! Room control technology has come on leaps and bounds since […]

Underfloor Heating Systems and Cold Weather

Underfloor Heating Systems and Cold Weather – Why aren’t I Warm Enough? Whilst we’re all dreaming of warm summer days and the easier jobs that seem to come with it; there’s no doubt that the dreaded cold weather is good for business. As an industry, I think we have developed a love/hate relationship with freezing […]

Pipe in Walls

Pipe in Walls In this tech Tuesday I would like to speak to you about more of a problem. As we move closer to aesthetically pleasing homes, one thing is for certain. People do not like pipework on walls. These are typically hidden after with ugly boxing in running the lines of your lovely new […]

Multi-Zone Control and Single-Zone Control for Heating

Multi-Zone Control and Single-Zone Control for Heating In this week’s Tech Tuesday, I want to speak about the difference between multi-zone control and single-zone control and how technology has made this easier to implement. Controls for heating systems is not a new thing. The building regulations require you to have a means of thermostatic and […]

Do You Install Your Hot and Cold Pipes in Floors?

Do You Install Hot and Cold Pipes in Floors? Most of you know the water regulation schedule, a government set document that lays out rules for installing (and manufacturing) pipes and fittings. In this article, I’ll look at one small paragraph: Schedule 2, section 7 under the heading of “Requirements for water fittings”. I have […]

Customer Experience

Outstanding Customer Experience I was so engrossed in a conversation about the fantastic sales process we’d just experienced that I missed the turnoff home. We were helping our daughter to buy her first car. Having done our research, we headed off to a local Toyota dealership expecting the usual high-pressure sales tactics. But we were […]

UFH and Kitchen Units

Underfloor Heating and Kitchen Units At Multipipe, we believe that fitting underfloor heating in the kitchen and specifically under kitchen units can massively benefit the homeowner. It’s a popular misconception that underfloor heating fitted under kitchen units will do damage to the kitchen itself or will even cause overheating of the items in the cupboards. […]

The Importance of Screed in Underfloor Heating

The Importance of Screed in Underfloor Heating In this week’s Tech Tuesday, I want to highlight the importance of screed.  This has been written in partnership with Gyvlon who experts in specialist screeds. As many people know, screed underfloor heating systems are the most common, as they are the cheapest and easiest to install and the easiest to implement. However, the importance of the screed is often overlooked. People will always speak about the […]