Compact quality now available at Macnaughton Blair

The two companies recently agreed a new partnership that will enhance the underfloor heating offering at the leading plumbers’ and builders’ merchant. Thanks to the move, customers to Macnaughton Blair’s 14 branches across the province will now be able to order the Compact Underfloor Heating range. In addition, customers can also avail of a design service and full technical guidance, with key Macnaughton Blair staff receiving training on the Compact range from Alternative Heat.

Gary Lavery, Design Engineer at Alternative Heat, explained, “We are delighted to be working with such a well-respected merchant as Macnaughton Blair and to be starting out on what we are sure will be a positive partnership.

“We have over 13 years’ experience in the underfloor heating sector, so the Compact range is already tried and tested. In addition to being a quality product, customers at Macnaughton Blair will also benefit from the complete service we can provide, including full design and heat loss calculations that incorporate CAD loop layout drawings and full M&E schematics.”

Daniel Doran, Group Category Manager for Plumbing & Heating at Macnaughton Blair, added, “We have targeted underfloor heating as an area of potential growth but in order to maximise this we needed a strong partner.

“Alternative Heat were actually recommended to us by a key trading partner, which shows the good reputation they enjoy in the industry. The Compact Underfloor Heating range is a quality product but what will give us the edge is the cost-effective price and the full design and support services provided by Alternative Heat.

“Alternative Heat’s technical expertise in underfloor heating combined with our ability to deal with customers from across the plumbing and heating sector makes this the perfect partnership.”

Suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, Compact Underfloor Heating offers the complete premium underfloor system. One of the key advantages of using the Compact Underfloor Heating is the fact that the manifold is just one pre-assembled unit, which cuts down on installation time. In addition, the Compact Underfloor Heating range comes complete with market-leading Heatmiser controls. Easy to use, the Heatmiser range also incorporates wi-fi connected technology that allows users to remotely access their heating controls from their phone or PC anywhere in the world.

A highly efficient system, Compact has been used on projects ranging from one-off residential homes and apartments to commercial jobs such as schools, offices and community facilities.

“Proper design is essential to ensuring that an underfloor heating system can work to its optimum level which is why we provide this service,” added Gary. “With our experience on working on such a varied range of projects, we will be able to provide tailored solutions to Macnaughton Blair’s customers.”

Alternative Heat – T: (NI) 028 4377 0700 or (RoI) 048 437 70700 – E:

Macnaughton Blair – Bangor Branch
T: (NI) 028 9127 1792 or (RoI) 048 9127 1792
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