Situated near Beauly, Inverness-shire; Torran Lodge is a prestigious new holiday retreat that promises visitors a warm welcome and comfortable stay; irrespective of the weather.
The brief was to ensure that this 800 square metre, high specification build had the most efficient and comfortable underfloor heating system to cope with the North of Scotland’s sometimes extreme weather conditions.
The control aspect of this project was crucial in its design and operation. With some 29 individual areas within the property as well as domestic hot water and towel rail circuits, it was imperative that an extremely capable and user friendly system was employed. The controls also had to have the function of being able to be controlled remotely as the clients work and live in London.
The one control system available that ticked all these boxes was the new neo thermostats from Heatmiser. Optimum presented the neo system to the clients who were delighted with the functionality and equally delighted with its looks.
The system required no “special” cabling requirements and the site electrician commented on the ease of installation.
The system was recently switched on as to dry the floors and allow easier finishing of plastering and painting. The neo system can be run without the neoHub in place and this can be added at any point in the future giving full remote access of all zones via the neoApp.
Heatmiser’s Neo System really has proved an ideal solution for us; meeting our budget expectations and delivering Control From Anywhere functionality that’s certain to be a huge advantage for the clients.
F Thompson. Foyers Chapel
We have an underfloor heating system designed by Optimum which we can say was one of the best choices for our home that we have ever made.
From start to finish - and sometimes in between - Optimum have been a truly fantastic company to work with. Their friendly, helpful and efficient manner in all aspects of the work make other companies fall far short.
Each and every member of staff is professional, knowledgeable and pleasure to deal with.
The most exceptional part of their service is the after care. At any point you can feel confident with their answers to your questions no matter how small a point it is over. Learning to understand the new heating system you naturally have all sorts of questions and it is very comforting to know that time and time again you can just pick up the phone to ask over some small detail and will receive an immediate and helpful response.
Having never properly experienced underfloor heating we can now say we would never want to go back to radiators again and all the restrictions that come with them. To have your home always at a comfortable temperature particularly in such a cold part of the country is a wonderful thing.
Every aspect was explained to us in detail and we were assured that it is easy to manage. Now having lived with it for some while we can totally agree. In fact it is very easy.
If you are considering underfloor heating just go to Optimum we highly recommend them.
Mark R. Hornby (ACIAT). MRH Design, Architectural Design and Planning
The Service I received from Optimum was A+++. The whole team were helpful, knowledgeable and always interested with my many queries. Several potential issues throughout the installation process were quickly remedied by Optimum before they even happened which with hindsight saved valuable time and money.
Optimum’s equipment (working in the industry I see or am shown a lot of products) is of the highest quality, great design and offers the best pragmatic solution.
The iCon Control System is very stylish, easy to use (set and forget), highly recommend you upgrade. The system definitely helps with carbon & energy usage, helping new builds pass their SAP certification and gives the home owner peace of mind.
Having the system installed in our large family home has offered a fantastic heat medium both UPSTAIRS & DOWNSTAIRS, leaving walls free from the clutter of radiators, giving rooms multiple layout options and a fantastic warmth.
The house has no cold spots and adjusts and recalibrates automatically with its iCon sensors. A lot of areas in my house are not used much and these rooms can easily be “turned down” which is having a big impact on my fuel usage.
I would highly recommend under floor heating to all my clients and friends, Optimum Underfloor Heating offer the best service I have ever experienced with my own, and indeed my business projects.
Whilst Optimum seems to be a highline company it offers a very personal and professional service to each individual client.
J.K. Purnell, BDS
Optimum offered a fabulous service from planning through to installation and aftercare. I cannot emphasise too much how important it is to get them involved as soon as possible. We went to them for the underfloor heating part of our build but got sound, commonsense advice about heat sources, heat stores and insulation. Although we thought we had done our research they came up with several suggestions that we had not thought of and were superb at problem solving.
Our home is exposed to some extreme weather but the icon control system maintains the house at our set temperature without ever a need to adjust settings. We are totally satisfied customers.