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Nu-Heat recently joined forces with the BBC DIY SOS team and Children in Need for the design, supply and install of warm water underfloor heating for the ‘Big Build’ of The Spinney for Little Miracles, Peterborough.

Little Miracles is a parent led centre, support group and charity for children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions.  The centre runs a non-exclusion policy and many of the children that use Little Miracles have been turned away by other services that could not cater to their needs.

The charity, which originally worked out of a small semi-industrial space, was required to vacate the premises and move to a new site where a 1970s concrete prefab stood.  The prefab, which contained asbestos, was rundown and not fit for purpose needed to be completely demolished and an entirely new timber frame structure erected to create the centre.


The ambitious ‘Big Build’ of The Spinney is the biggest to be undertaken by the BAFTA nominated DIY SOS team to date, who worked with the local community, trades and UK wide companies to fulfil and achieve the project.

The underfloor heating system supplied comprised 1,925 metres of 14mm tubing (the equivalent length of 13,848 felt tip pens!) laid in diffuser panels with Knauf Brio board overlaid to provide a floating floor solution with excellent sound deadening properties.

Nu-Heat worked with a number of other trades and the DIY SOS team on site at The Spinney to ensure that the full underfloor heating system installation ran smoothly and met the strict timescales of the fast paced build.

“We are extremely proud to have been a part of Children in Need this year and the build of The Spinney which will allow many of the families in Peterborough to spend and enjoy precious time with their wonderful children in a warm, engaging and fun environment,” say Adrian Troop, Nu-Heat Sales & Marketing Director.

Presented by Nick Knowles, the nine day site transformation was shown over an hour long one off special on BBC1 8pm Wednesday 13th November and can be viewed on iPlayer.



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