If you are planning a new build, extension or a refurbishment, it may be time to think about upgrading your heating system by using underfloor heating.
The method of using wet underfloor heating has been around for many years, but the popularity has exploded recently due to a combination of factors. First of all people are generally more aware of the environment and underfloor heating uses less energy. But also people are much more sensitive to their seemingly ever increasing energy bills and underfloor heating is shown to compare very favourably against traditional radiator based systems in this regard.
We can offer many types of underfloor sytems that would suit your project. We use your plans to design and calculate the best system for your requirements, from newbuilds to warehouse projects and we cover the whole of the South of England.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for free advice for your requirements.
How does underfloor heating work?
An underfloor heating system works by pumping a controlled flow of warm water from any heat source, such as a boiler or heat pump, through tubing embedded in the floor.
Is underfloor heating cheaper to run and more efficient than radiators?
Yes, underfloor heating is up to 25% cheaper to run than radiators with a condensing boiler, and up to 40% cheaper to run with a heat pump.
Is my property suitable for underfloor heating?
All new UK properties will be suitable for underfloor heating, as they meet strict guidelines on insulation and air tightness. Older properties can have underfloor heating too, thanks to retrofit solutions that offer high heat outputs.
Is the make-up of my existing floor suitable for underfloor heating?
There are many floor constructions to choose from, so there will always be a suitable match.
Is underfloor heating suitable for renovations?
Yes, we use a low profile system that has been designed specifically for renovations and retrofit projects.
Can underfloor heating be mixed and installed through old and new parts of a property?
Do I need a special boiler?
No, underfloor heating works with gas, oil and LPG boilers as well as heat pumps.
Will it work with my chosen floor covering?
Underfloor heating works with most floor coverings. Your system designer will take the floor covering into account when specifying the amount of tube needed in the floor to heat the room effectively.
How long does the underfloor heating install take?
This differs with each floor construction and we will advise on timescales at the quote stage.
What is the best way to use my underfloor heating system?
This depends on the floor construction specified. Floating floors heat up more quickly than screed, for example. Underfloor construction can be used in exactly the same way as a radiator system, without a ‘setback’, because it heats up extremely quickly.
A traditional screed underfloor heating system takes time to heat up from cold so is best used with a ‘setback’ temperature.