Bathrooms are among the most common spaces for people to get underfloor heating installed, but they are also a great place to benefit from the wall heating system. We take on many projects of this kind. Below you can learn about one of our most recent examples, a bathroom wall heating installation for our client in Romford, near London.
3thermo regularly participates in fairs and markets promoting our products and that’s where we find a large part of our customer base. That’s also how the Romford project came to be: we had a couple approach us during a recent fair, and after they had a chance to see and learn about our product, they fell in love with it right away. At the time, they were already in the process of renovating their bathroom, so they were ready for immediate start.
We already accepted the order and took advance during the fair, so the next step we took was visiting the site. There we could estimate the total cost of the assignment and, since the building plans were not available to us, carry out the audit taking measurements and analyzing the parameters of the room. Only then could we make the necessary calculations to estimate the level of heat loss and the amount of heat needed to counteract them, so that we could present the clients with the project that will suit their needs and efficiently heat their bathroom. In this case the ideal solution involved three of our big heaters, 170×60 cm, as well as one small heater (75cm) which we added for FREE. Two of them were installed under the layer of tiles in the shower, one landed by the toilet and the small one got placed by the window to actively counteract the heat loss where it tends to be the highest. With only a small window that our clients had in their bathroom, the level heat loss wasn’t very high, so we managed to prevent it very efficiently, and we are confident that temperature drops as low as -20 degrees Celsius won’t affect the efficiency of our heating.
Outside of the bathroom, we placed the control panel, so that the users can adjust the temperature to their liking. This means they can set the exact temperature they want in the bathroom and after fifteen to twenty minutes come back to the bathroom being just as warm as they wanted. We also provided full training on how to use the system, so that they know exactly what to do without any guesswork. The Romford customers could then continue renovating their bathroom. As 3thermo only took care of installing the heating system, without any further work, we finished our part swiftly in just two days, letting the customers proceed with the rest of their renovation on their own schedule, without lengthy disruption. We pride ourselves on efficiency of our work, both in terms of time and cost. We have a range of tools and expertise allowing us to face even most challenging situations and finding the best way to install our system. For example, we use drills of various sizes to be able to get through the thickest walls. Our work in Romford required us to drill through a particularly thick wall to avoid having to take the pipes up – which meant we were able to use fewer pipes and lower the cost of installation.
Finally, once we set up the system, we had one last task left to do – test the system to ensure it works flawlessly for our customers. In fact, as a company standard we always conduct our testing in two stages, first checking every heater before it even gets packed up and sent to the client’s house. We have a small electric heating unit we use to warm up the heater instantly, and then we measure the temperature to check that everything works as intended. In the second stage, after the installation, we conduct another test, which consists of two parts. First, we do the pressure test, which involves running the water through to test whether it remains leakproof under high pressure. Then we conduct the temperature test, putting hot water through the system to see if everything heats up as intended. Our Romford installation passed all the tests with flying colours, which meant it was ready to be used by our clients – and they were happy with their new heating system matching the vision they had for the renovated bathroom.
Our range of tools includes some rather large drills… They allow us to get through the thickest of walls so that we can use fewer pipes for our installations – this equals more savings for our clients!
Connecting our wall heater to the pre-existing plumbing system.
All done! The heater has been installed, connected with the pipeworks and tested. Now the wall is ready for covering with plaster or tiles.