In addition to our award winning customer services, Dimplex has a dedicated heating design team. With many years' experience in the electric heating industry, they provide an invaluable support to specifiers, architects, housebuilders, contractors and a wide range of other construction professionals.
The heating design service is split into different levels to meet customer deadlines and reflect the complexity of the scheme:
- On line calculator - ideal for single rooms, or if you need an indication for estimation purposes.
- Quick selection guide - a simple table which shows kW requirements for specific room sizes.
Taking into account information on room dimensions, glazed area, and the level of heating in adjacent areas, the team carries out heat loss calculations, to work out the property's heat load to ensure each project achieves the required performance levels. All designs are bespoke to individual buildings and there is a handy summary list at the end to help with budgeting.
- Single properties - complete a simple form and we will give you a design within 7 working days.
- Multiple properties - because of their complexity, scale drawings are required and there is up to a 14 working day turnaround. Use our simple checklist and form to ensure we recieve the correct information. For more information on this, please click the 'Multiple Property' section in the left hand menu. Email all completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All designs are supplied on a FREE of charge basis, although we reserve the right to charge for the scheme if Dimplex products are not subsequently installed.
To help you, we've also had permission from the Electricity Association to include their 'Guide to the design of electric space heating systems' as a pdf document which is the authorative guide to designing an electric heating system (also known as DOM8) and 'Guide to the design of electric water heating system' (also known as DOM9).
Part L and the Code for Sustainable Homes
With Part L of the Building Regulations and the Code for Sustainable Homes both driving the reduction of carbon emissions in buildings, the design and specification of the building fabric will have to be improved, whatever the fuel. So whether you are planning private new build or social housing, it's good to know that compliance with Building Regulations Part L can be straightforward using the latest Dimplex heating systems, and that the standard required for Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 compliance is achievable using electric heating systems.
As more and more of our electricity is generated using low carbon sources, and with the acknowledgement from DECC that electric heating plays a fundamental part in the objective of creating a low carbon world, gaining compliance with electric heating systems will get easier over time.
Contact our heating design team for further details on how you can gain compliance for your scheme.
Building Regulations/Part L Compliance
In addition to designing schemes, the team also provides advice over the phone on complying with relevant building regulations, and over the years has helped many customers find a solution to their regulation nightmares.
If you live in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, you will need to contact our distributors. Details are:
Glen Dimplex N.I. Limited
Unit No. 24 Seagoe Industrial Estate
Telephone: 0044(0)28 38 337317
Republic of Ireland
Telephone: 00353 (0) 1 842 4833
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