Municipal Affairs has issued a statement regarding under slab insulation requirements when installing radiant heating systems into a concrete basement slab.
The requirement for additional insulation below the concrete slab of any new home that has radiant heating installed in the slab has created a practical and financial barrier for the installation of radiant heating.
Provincial Building Administrator and Provincial Plumbing/Gas Administrator will develop an urgent STANDATA Interpretation to allow radiant heating to be installed without the insulation requirement.
A proposed code change will also be made to the National Building Code.
Click here for the release by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating’s Canadian Hydronics Council