Custom property in Cyprus: mechanical engineering
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Aerated concrete screed
When the electricians and plumbers have finished
their ‘first fit’, a screed of aerated concrete is
poured over the concrete slab.
This insulated the heating system, helping to reduce its
running costs. Once set, the concrete looks like a bar
of aero and is so light, it floats on water.
Underfloor heating system
The first stage of installing the underfloor heating
system is to lay a mat of insulating styrofoam into
which the pipes carrying the water are fitted. The pipes
are laid in continuous lengths from a manifold and they
are specially made for the job and armoured in aluminium
to prevent the risk of any damage.
Final concrete screed
Once the underfloor heating pipework has been
installed, a final screed of concrete is poured. This provides a radiant panel for
heating system and a fixing surface for the floor
Central heating boiler and
This is where all of my heating and water treatment
systems are kept. The red box is the boiler with the LPG
gas-burner at its base. The red sphere is the system’s
expansion tank. You can also see the electrical
switchgear mounted on the wall behind. Depending on the
size of your property, you may be able to use a smaller
Culligan water softener and Davey water
The two vertical beige columns on the right are the
Culligan water softener and the Davey water pressuring system,
both of which are widely available in Cyprus. Apart from
drinking water and a supply to the garden, all the water
property goes through the Culligan softener. The blue/green object on
the wall is the water filter that removes iron and
particles from all the incoming water.
Solahart water heater
Seen on the roof of virtually all properties in Cyprus
is a solar water heater. They provide free hot water all
year round. Mine is made in Australia by
the other equipment, this was supplied and fitted by a
mechanical engineering company based in Limassol.