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    Updated: April 14, 2024

    Underfloor Heating

    What is underfloor heating?

    Underfloor heating is an innovative method of heating your home, utilizing robust and flexible tubing installed beneath your floor. Compared to traditional radiators, it offers numerous advantages, including affordability and efficiency. If you’re considering Underfloor Heating Installation, you’re in the right place. With a variety of options available, selecting the appropriate underfloor heating system depends on factors such as your existing heating setup, energy source, and the nature of your project. Let us help you choose the perfect solution for your home.

    How does underfloor heating work?

    In essence, underfloor heating transforms your floor into a discreet and highly efficient heating system. By installing either cables or flexible tubing beneath your floor, heat is evenly distributed throughout the room from the ground up. Electric underfloor heating systems utilize cables, while warm water systems employ flexible tubing. Due to its expansive coverage, underfloor heating requires lower water temperatures compared to radiators, thus enhancing efficiency. Moreover, it eliminates cold spots, ensuring uniform heating across the entire room for ultimate comfort.

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    What are the advantages of an underfloor heating system?

    Your floor will be warm and heated

    Underfloor heating gently radiates warmth from beneath your floor, gradually warming your previously cold surfaces. This system ensures consistent and even distribution of heat, resulting in a cozier and more comfortable home environment.

    Flexibility

    An underfloor heating system is quite flexible. It can be installed in any type of property such as new builds, renovations or extensions. They can be fitted in one room, multiple rooms or upstairs.

    Discreet & Space saving

    Underfloor heating systems remain discreetly hidden beneath the floor, rendering them virtually invisible. This feature not only maximizes space but also eliminates the need for bulky radiators, making underfloor heating an ideal choice for compact homes and open-plan living areas.

    More efficient

    Underfloor heating operates at lower flow temperatures compared to radiators, effectively covering a larger area and heating spaces more efficiently. In fact, underfloor heating is typically 25% more efficient than traditional radiator systems. With the addition of a pump, this efficiency can increase to an impressive 40%.

    Environmentally friendly

    Underfloor heating uses less energy, as a low temperature heating system, than radiators. As a result, you will be able to reduce your carbon footprint.

    Healthy & safe

    Underfloor heating is safe because this kind of heating system has no sharp or exposed edges. This can make it safe for children and the elderly. It is also ideal for people who suffer from allergy as it can provide heat without draughts or dust movements.

    Design of underfloor heating

    Effective design is paramount for the optimal performance of an underfloor heating system. Tailored to your home and heating needs, the system is meticulously planned to ensure ideal functionality. We consider factors such as room-by-room heat loss and running efficiency to guarantee that your system achieves the perfect temperature

    balance, avoiding extremes of cold or heat. For ultimate comfort, individual room temperatures can be customized to your preferences. Additionally, we prioritize the use of materials that minimize waste, aiming to create a system that maximizes efficiency while conserving energy.

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    The underfloor heating options we offer

    Underfloor heating for new builds

    Installing an underfloor heating system is straightforward, especially when incorporated into a new construction project. Moreover, it presents a cost-effective solution for heating your home. Due to its low-temperature operation, underfloor heating boasts high efficiency. Additionally, it seamlessly integrates with renewable heat sources like heat pumps, further enhancing its eco-friendly profile.

    Underfloor heating for renovations 

    Whether you’re renovating or updating your home, underfloor heating can be seamlessly integrated into your project without the need for extensive excavation. It can be installed directly on top of an existing floor, eliminating the need for disruptive digging. This makes underfloor heating an ideal choice for properties where ceiling height is a crucial consideration, providing efficient heating without compromising space.

    Underfloor heating for single rooms 

    If a full underfloor heating system is not required, then a system can be installed in a certain room of your choice.

    Upstairs underfloor heating 

    Underfloor heating can be installed both downstairs or upstairs.

    The range of our underfloor heating

    Water underfloor heating system Installation

    A water underfloor heating system is often the number one choice for many people because it is simple to install, affordable and very efficient as well.

    Electric underfloor heating Installation

    Electric underfloor heating can be used to heat small tiled rooms, such as kitchens, bathrooms or wet rooms.

    How does electric underfloor heating work?

    Electric underfloor heating functions by evenly distributing heat across the floor, making it an ideal choice for areas prone to moisture like bathrooms and kitchens. Connected to your electricity supply, the system powers the heating cable, warming the room from the floor upwards. Control over room temperature is achieved through a programmable thermostat, seamlessly integrated with your electric underfloor heating system.

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    What are the benefits of electric underfloor heating?

    • Electric underfloor heating tends to cost less than a water underfloor heating system.
    • It provides a high heat output to heat hard floor coverings, such as tiles, in a kitchen or bathroom, quite fast.
    • This kind of system is quite easy to install. They cause minimal disruption due to the fact that they are very slim and fit directly over the existing subfloor.

    Underfloor heating thermostats

    We offer a comprehensive range of underfloor heating thermostats:

    • dial-type thermostats
    • wireless thermostats
    • internet-enabled units with Smartphone control.

    Smart thermostats can help you control the heat from different places and they also control your energy consumption. As a result, they can help you save some money on your energy bills.

    Why Let’s heat?

    We’re Punctual

    We prioritize simplicity and quality in our work. Utilizing cutting-edge management systems, we ensure prompt scheduling, appointment confirmation, reminders, and issuance of certificates and bills. Offering next-day installations and emergency services, we’re swift to respond to your needs, ensuring minimal downtime.

    We Care

    Building strong relationships with our customers is our top priority. We take the time to understand your heating requirements and strive to minimize disruption to your home, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

    Experienced Staff

    With extensive experience in the heating industry, we’ve expanded our services nationwide. Our dedicated engineers are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and committed to delivering exceptional service. From boiler installation, maintenance, and repair to heat pump installation and central heating systems, we offer comprehensive solutions tailored to your needs. Additionally, our expertise extends to plumbing services and more.

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    FAQ’s

    Do I need to dig up my floor to install underfloor heating?

    If you are renovating, then you don’t have to dig up your floors to install underfloor heating.

    How long does underfloor heating take to warm up?

    An underfloor heating system that is fitted on top of your floors heat up very quickly, whereas a system which is set within a screed might take longer to heat up your home. However, it can retain heat for a longer time and you can also programme it to provide the right amount of required heat.

    Is underfloor heating safe and good for your health?

    Well, underfloor heating is, without a doubt, healthier and safer than radiators since exposed hot surfaces are hidden and dust traps removed. They are a controlled and comfortable heat source, which can help in eliminating draughts and cold spots around your home.

    Can I use underfloor heating with heat pumps?

    You will be able to use underfloor heating with heat pumps, due to the fact that both of them work most efficiently at lower temperatures.

    Is underfloor heating better than radiators?

    Underfloor heating can replace radiators completely, or it can work alongside them as well. This, however, depends on your type of property. New builds are ideal for installing underfloor heating throughout as they can be 25% more energy efficient than radiators.

    What is the lifespan of underfloor heating?

    It’s worth mentioning that underfloor heating systems have a lifespan of 50 years plus, while the average radiator will only last between 8-12 years before becoming inefficient

    Is it worth getting underfloor heating?

    Underfloor heating is more environmentally friendly than radiators and uses less energy as well. They cost much less in the long run! As long as you have installed it properly, you will be able to save about 25% of the energy you would use with a radiator, and up to 40% when running from a heat pump.