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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthormoogaloo
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2007
    I am currently having underfloor heating installed in my house. The type of underfloor is the one that sits on top of floor boards and you then need to put a thin covering on top. My underfloor guy suggests something like laminate or floor tiles would be good as they are not too insulating and relatively thin.

    I do like the idea of a wood or tile finish as I have a vomitting cat, but wondered what else was out there beyone laminate, perhaps something greener?
    Why not go for real wood flooring? If you get it from the right places: the wood and the processing are from europe; the waste is recycled (mostly fibre boards); it's from managed forests; and it'll last a long time. I've just done 40sqm in oak (engineered - 4mm oak veneer, pine base) and it's survived my kids, builders and vomiting cats and dogs.
    Our Duoplank Oak range wood-engineered floorboards (total thickness 21mm, solid top layer 6mm on 15mm water-resistant-plywood, all from sustainable forests) is guaranteed on underfloor heating.

    Case-study by one of our customers in a self-build project:
    • CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2007
    Solid hardwood timbers are also suitable providing the moisture movement class of the timber species is 'small'. Sweet chestnut is the most common choice - this is available from UK grown timber. Oak can also be used providing the boards are kept narrow (<100mm). If you are using solid timber make sure that you tell your supplier it wiil be used over UFH as the timber wiil have to be specially kiln dried to a moisture content of 6-8%.
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