Why use UfAC
Our systems are proven to offer solutions to unique design challenges, and that’s not all. UfAC systems are inherently flexible, modular in design and equipment is installed at floor level, making it easy to maintain and re-arrange to suit the demands of today’s commercial workspace.
Less waste, a better use of space is our ethos. By eliminating ceiling based services and ductwork our systems have helped achieve around 10-18% reduction of building height in new build projects, and increase floor to ceiling heights in height restricted refurbishment projects, helping to achieve British Council for Offices (BCO) recommended standards.
In new buildings Flexible Space offers HEIGHT SAVINGS
In refurbishments Flexible Space offers INCREASED HEADROOM
UfAC systems are inherently flexible, modular in design and equipment is installed at floor level, making it easy to install, maintain and re-arrange to suit the demands of today’s agile workspace. The plug and play Fantiles can easily be relocated, offering huge savings when reconfiguring and adapting workspace.
UfAC systems are sustainable by design, with prefabricated and modular fan air terminals and zone downflow units. As there is no ductwork, individual zones operate at very low pressure, encouraging energy efficiency. Our systems have helped attract LEED, BREEAM and other Green Building points, with up to 30% savings in energy costs and 29% reduction in CO2 emissions reported compared with ceiling systems.
“I’m too hot or I’m too cold” is a commonly heard complaint about air conditioning, as well as complaints of draughts and cold feet. Underfloor systems create minimal draughts, and feature high levels of filtration and individual control of temperature and fan speeds, creating comfortable and adaptable working environments.
In older buildings, historical and architectural features can be retained by locating all services under the floor, leaving ceilings fully exposed. Planning constraints can be overcome by reducing new building heights, or by preserving listed features and the inherent flexibility of UfAC systems satisfies unusual layouts and configurations.
We believe in cooling people, not machines. Underfloor systems constantly filter air to provide the optimum, most comfortable and productive working environment. Personal control puts decision making on cooling levels literally in the hands of the individual to create a healthy indoor environment.
Speed of fitout
Modular “plug and play” equipment and the reduced need for duct and pipework allows for much faster installation, reduced worker time on site and as a result, can attract earlier rental income. Adapting space from Cat-A shell space to Cat-B for tenant occupancy is fast and easy, making UfAC an ideal option for speculative and multi-tenancy developments.
Construction cost savings
Buildings with UfAC systems have in the past demonstrated in the region of 5-7% saving in total construction costs. These savings are typically realised through building height savings and the subsequent reduction in construction materials and reduced time on site. UfAC systems also attract tax relief through enhanced capital allowances.