The bite of Melbourne’s winter months gets sharper every year. Even spring and autumn can throw a teeth-chatteringly crisp day at you out of the blue. If you’re feeling the cold, there’s no better way to foster a cosy, warm home than our underfloor hydronic heating systems.
Hydronic heating has a number of benefits, which we’re excited to share with you. But, honestly, walking around with toasty feet is just pure luxury.
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Hydronic slab heating is the most energy-efficient and cost-effective way to warm your home. But, of course, it’s just as valuable in commercial venues as well.
The secret to its efficiency lies in concrete’s effectiveness at absorbing and retaining heat. Once the hydronic system imparts heat into the concrete, the concrete evenly and steadily radiates that heat across the room. Moreover, it can continue radiating that comforting heat even after the hydronic system is turned off.
Hydronic underfloor heating is perfect for your home’s bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas, rumpus rooms and kitchens. But if you have a commercial venue, such as an office, cafe, library or showroom, we guarantee your staff and customers will be thoroughly impressed and extremely grateful.
Water’s ability to conduct heat combined with concrete’s heat-retaining qualities make hydronic heating an extremely efficient system.
Our coloured and decorative concrete finishes do not inhibit the slab hydronic heating system, so you can choose the style that best suits your space.
With yearly maintenance by your hydronic heating system installer, your system will remain in tip-top condition for years to come.
Structural floor heating can be installed in residential, commercial and industrial sites alike.
Underfloor hydronic heating can reduce running costs by nearly 30% compared to other forms of heating. Those savings easily overcome the initial installation costs and downtime.
Out-of-sight hydronic systems work with most concrete finishes in a variety of spaces. Have a look at some of our favourite works. We hope it inspires you to think about your own space’s potential.
"Policrete took an old well worn and damaged automotive workshop floor and restored it to "better than new" condition in our latest store build project."
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"Policrete have been nothing short of brilliant to deal with. They came highly recommended from several different concreters and clearly have a reputation for being the best in the business."
"Policrete made a really cool and complex concrete bar at my restaurant, plus concrete benches in 3 locations. The team was flexible during the renovation."
Create a welcoming atmosphere for your customers from their first step into your space. Literally.
Wherever there are people, there’s a need for heating. Commercial sites are no different. Hydronic heating is well suited to commercial businesses such as spas or aquatic and recreational facilities.
Long-term affordability and energy efficiency aside, just imagine how fun it will be setting up a pillow fort in the living room. You won’t even need the kids as an excuse.
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When installing hydronic slab floor heating, the underfloor pipework is embedded directly into wet concrete. This is usually done when the floors are first laid during the home’s construction or during a major remodel. The system can be zoned to different rooms, allowing you better control over your household expenses.
To install a screed hydronic heating system, first, an insulated pipe positioning board is laid over an existing concrete slab. Next, the snaking underfloor pipe is set into this. A thin layer of concrete is then poured over the pipes, called the screed. This system can also be easily zoned if required.
Policrete’s experts can lay concrete over single and multiple zone hydronic systems, depending on your preference.
In single-zone hydronic systems, one major circuit covers one single area, such as a living room or a restaurant’s seating space. The circuit’s heat is expected to radiate throughout the rest of the building or space. Naturally, its efficacy lessens the farther away you get from the circuit.
Single-zone hydronic systems are ideal if you expect people to congregate in one area, such as restaurants, stores and other commercial establishments.
Multizone hydronic systems have several distinct heating circuits. Each can be turned off or on or given its own thermostat for controlled heating. These systems are more complex but better suited for larger, segregated areas or homes with several rooms and occupants with individual heating preferences.
Most other heating systems work by warming recycled air. If these systems don’t filter the air, or if their filters get clogged up over time, then they will pump bacteria and allergen-filled air throughout your home or business. This can be quite dangerous for sensitive and immunocompromised people.
Hydronic water pipe circuits are encased in concrete and underground, so there is absolutely no chance of carrying allergens into populated spaces. The concrete also makes the pipes virtually puncture-proof, so there’s an extremely small chance of a leak. Your staff, customers and loved ones will be perfectly safe.
As a high thermal mass material, concrete absorbs and retains heat. Therefore, it’s perfect for hydronic heating. As the hot water flows through the heating system, the heat is easily transferred to the concrete and releases heat across the entire floor area. This gives you a lovely warm floor that radiates heat through your entire home or workspace.
Hydronic floor heating is the process of installing water pipes right below the surface of your floor. A hydronic heating boiler sends hot water through a coiled floor heating pipe, which then radiates warmth through your house.
Hydronic heating transforms your concrete slab into a radiant heater, slowly warming your entire property. Pipes are laid inside the concrete slab so hot water can run through them. As concrete absorbs and retains heat, warmth spreads across the entire concrete slab and into your property. Concrete’s ability to retain heat makes it incredibly energy-efficient and cost-effective. This makes hydronic slab heating ideal for large living or working areas, such as office spaces, homes, and stores.
We have a team of concrete flooring specialists, a fleet of custom-fitted trucks, the best equipment, and access to the highest quality materials. As such, we provide full-service concrete flooring—from pouring to polishing.
We offer a complete four-step process:
Absolutely. Many commercial properties don’t require hydronic heating, such as retail outlets, commercial kitchens, or warehouses. We offer a complete service, from pouring the infill slab to polishing it or sealing it with the coating of your choice.
Policrete is Melbourne’s leading concrete installation and finishing specialist. Our services cover the entire Melbourne metropolitan area, as well as Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula.
Policrete has grown rapidly since inception. Already recognised as concrete specialists in the industry, Paul and Marcos grew the company by delivering stellar concrete services to every client, hiring the most talented concreters, building a large fleet of purpose fitted concrete trucks, and continually investing in the best equipment.
Whether you’re a business, builder, or homeowner, you can leverage our high quality concreting services to complete your project. We offer a wide range of concrete services, including Terrazzo Tiles, Concrete Veneer, and Epoxy Flooring. We ensure your project is on-time, on-budget, and completed to the highest standards in the industry.
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