UK Enterprise 2020

242 | UK Enterprise Awards 2020 As the winter months draw closer and the feeling of warmth begins to fade, having a professionally-fitted heating system indoors is becoming that much more important for so many people and businesses in the United Kingdom. With more than three decades of experience pioneering total underfloor heating solutions, there are few firms more professional than Gaia Underfloor Heating. We profile the firm following its success in this years’ UK Enterprise Awards from SME News to find out more. Best Commercial & Residential Underfloor Heating Specialists 2020 Jul20213 With more than thirty years’ experience pioneering total underfloor heating solutions across the United Kingdom and Ireland, Gaia specialises in the design, supply, and installation of both wet and electric underfloor heating systems. Since its inception, Gaia’s aim has revolved around providing a professional service, using the highest quality products and tailoring each design to each individual project; thereby creating solutions that provide either sole source heating or floor warming, giving clients the luxury of a comfortably warm floor. With a wide range of underfloor heating solutions, Gaia can advise and design the most suitable system required on any project, whether it be a refurbishment, new build project, tiled or timber flooring, or large residential apartment block. They have worked with many of the top house builders in the United Kingdom, from Berkeley Homes and Willmott Dixon, to Barratt Homes and St George and Telford Homes. At every turn and stage of a project, Gaia provides a professional service from initial project conception right the way through to completion. In fact, the firm is so confident in its own product performance, that it offers market-leading warranties and an after-sales service that helps ease all the concerns that a client may have. Throughout its extensive history, Gaia has maintained its strong links with DEVI / Danfoss as the only DEVI Project Solution Partner in the United Kingdom and Ireland, designing, supplying, and installing the complete DEVI underfloor heating solution. All operations are in-house to ensure maximum efficiency and a total guarantee of product excellence. Gaia also holds stock of top-branded products, and offers both wet and electric systems to not only large house builders and developer, but also heating engineers and homeowners themselves. The underfloor heating industry as a whole has seen an increase of seven percent over the last two years, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown being a major economic challenge in 2020. Whilst there was an initial downturn in March following the beginning of the lockdown, the industry has continued to hold strong, and with the construction industry continuing to grow, the impact has been managed. This close-knit business has come through the lockdown by having an air of family to it as well. Gaia prides itself on the length of service that many employees have with it, and it remains as committed as ever to developing its personnel whilst continuing to look for opportunities to increase knowledge either through in-house training, workshops, or external courses. Ultimately, the United Kingdom is seeing a resurgence in electric underfloor heating systems, and Gaia is on hand to deliver the perfect solutions to address this resurgence. In early 2020, the firm launched a new decoupling and heating cable system that is easy to install, and offers great flexibility within a property, especially smaller spaces. More recently in July, the firm released the Gaia Smart WiFi Thermostat, enabling users to control their underfloor heating from any location, whether they are in the property or not, ensuring greater levels of energy efficiency than ever before. Gaia is at the heart of the UK’s underfloor heating industry, and is ensuring that it is hot on the heels of the next bit of success it can achieve. Company: Gaia Underfloor Heating Email: Telephone: 01359 242 400 Website: