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High-end conversion of a Paddington period office building, creating 14 luxury apartments and 3 premier penthouses.


Project location: Paddington, London, W2 1XT
Project type: Office to residential conversion
Property value: Average £1.172m per unit
Project location: Paddington, London, W2 1XT
Requirements: Upper floors – Combined acoustic and bespoke, high-performance, low-profile underfloor heating (UFH) solution. Basement – High heat output screed UFH.
Solution: Upper Floors – 784m2 AcoustiPanelTM14 (combined UFH and acoustic floor deck, achieving acoustic improvements of up to +9dB). Basement – 122m² SC14 (hand-laid screed UFH).
Total UFH area: 906m2
Contractor: Golden Houses Developments Ltd
Client: Linton Property Developments Ltd
Architect: Clive Sall Architecture
Consultant: Syntegra Consulting Ltd
Project schedule: December 2016 – Summer 2017


Project brief

Nu-Heat were tasked with designing and supplying a bespoke, combined acoustic and underfloor heating (UFH) system for Norman House.

UFH requirements

  • Low-profile to maintain ceiling height;
  • High heat output compatible with high ceilings and suspended timber floors;
  • Deliver a reduction in airborne and impact noise between floors;
  • Suitable for installation directly over the structural floor deck.


Project solution

AcoustiPanelTM14 for upper floors Nu-Heat specified and supplied AcoustiPanelTM14 for the property’s upper floors. This low-profile, high-performance UFH system offers independently-tested outstanding acoustic improvements of up to +9dB, significantly reducing airborne and impact noise whilst creating an ultra-smooth surface ideal for luxury floor finishes.

  • Combined UFH and acoustic performance solution
  • Installed directly over the structural floor deck
  • Fully tailored design for optimal heating and pipework layouts
  • Fast heat transfer and high performance heat output of up to 96W/m2
  • Can assist in exceeding Part E requirements when correctly installed as part of an acoustic floor cassette
  • Ultra-smooth, low deflection surface
  • Just 31mm height build up
  • Independently tested acoustic and deflection load performance
  • Full design performance indemnity
  • Can achieve up to 3 BREEAM credits

For full design and technical specifications please visit www.nu-heat.co.uk/ap14.
SC14 screed UFH for the basement Nu-Heat’s SC14 screed underfloor heating was specified for the basement level of Norman House. The system consists of 14mm FastFloTM UFH tube held in place by Cliptrack, topped with a layer of hand-laid screed.

  • High heat output
  • Flexible 14mm FastFloTM tube
  • Straightforward installation process
  • Cost-effective solution


System information and project advice

Nu-Heat offers help and support throughout all stages of your underfloor heating and acoustic flooring project. We take pride in designing and delivering bespoke systems that meet exacting project requirements and client demands.

Use our expertise to confidently specify tailored underfloor heating and acoustic solutions that are backed by free, lifetime, technical system support for your client.

Call Nu-Heat on 01404 540650 or email info@nu-heat.co.uk to discuss your upcoming projects. You can also view our Underfloor Heating page for more information

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