Who’s Who – Discrete Heat

DiscreteHeat provide low maintenance and durable heating options, with a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to radiators 

As the heating industry moves towards electrification, heat pumps are in the spotlight as the future of domestic heat generation. But what is it that heat pumps need to actually heat the home? An emitter.  

Heat emitters normally come in the form of either underfloor heating or radiators, and in the case of heat pumps radiators can be two or even three their ordinary size. This creates a number of practical issues for house builders, apartment developers, and BTR operators. Underfloor heating is generally a more expensive system to install, and has implications on build programme, and finding a suitable location for an oversized radiator can often cause specifiers and architects a real headache.  

That is why DiscreteHeat are a rising star in the heating industry, positioned for significant growth in the next few years.  

Since Managing Director Martin Wadsworth appeared on Dragons Den in 2008, DiscreteHeat have been punching well above their weight providing a low maintenance, and durable heating option to healthcare applications, and a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to radiators in the residential sector. As the focus on energy performance has grown through the whole of the building industry; DiscreteHeat’s ThermaSkirt Skirting Board Heating product has become a serious contender in the heat emitter market by providing a practical solution that can reduce energy consumption by as much as 20%.  

ThermaSkirt is a Manchester manufactured product, and with a supply chain that is over 90% UK sourced, DiscreteHeat are really setting their stall out as an environmentally orientated business, with a key focus on the wider social and economic impacts that its products can have.  

Recently, ThermaSkirt has been selected as a primary emitter option on a number of Future Home Standard trials, including those for Barratt Developments, Saint Gobain, Taylor Wimpey and many others. This is because developers of new builds not only want to minimise the disruption of net zero to the internal finish of their property, they are all working to mitigate the inevitable uplift in build costs by streamlining their overall production programme.  

By not only acting as a radiator, but also a skirting board, ThermaSkirt eliminates the need to fit, fill and paint ordinary skirting boards which offsets costs, and speeds up the overall installation times. In fact, The University of Salford recently ran an independent test on the ThermaSkirt installation times, where a 3-bedroom detached house was installed in under 10 hours by a team of 2 men, with zero wastage due to the pre-cut house kits that DiscreteHeat offer.  

Watch out for DiscreteHeat as they rise through the ranks of the UK’s heating suppliers with innovation and improvement at the absolute forefront of their growth.  

Unit 1 Victoria Works Industrial Estate Coal Pit Lane Ath, Atherton M46 0FY 

+44 (0)1942 880066 




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