Self-build shows this September

Nu-Heat will be attending self-build and renovation shows in Exeter and London this September, and you can visit us for free. Our friendly team will be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance on how you can integrate underfloor heating and renewables into your project.

Not sure what to expect when you attend one of these shows? Our blog post provides some tips on how to make the most of your visit – click here to read it. Don’t forget to bring a set of plans so that we can provide a free bespoke quote within a few days.

SelfBuild & Design South West

SelfBuild & Design South West

A showcase of products, systems and ideas, SelfBuild & Design South West offers advice and inspiration for your project, whether you are extending, renovating or building your own home from scratch.

Meet our experts on stand H3, and find out whether underfloor heating is right for your project at our free masterclass sessionat 2:50pm on Saturday 10th September.

When and where is the show?
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September
Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ

Book your free tickets online using code SB6SWNUH

 

Homebuilding & Renovating London

London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

A go-to exhibition for self-builders and renovators, the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show can help you bring your project to life.

Our experts will be on hand to discuss your project on stand F181, and you can also pop along to our free masterclass session about underfloor heating options at 2:30pm on Friday 23rd September in the Masterclass Theatre.

When and where is the show?
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September
ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

Get two free tickets worth £24

 

Not able to get to the shows?

Contact us on 01404 540650 to discuss the best underfloor heating and renewable solutions for your project.

Top tips for heating your kitchen

Of all the rooms in your home, the design of your kitchen is perhaps the most crucial to get right. In addition to choosing fixtures and fittings that reflect your taste and suit how you will use the room, it is also important to install an efficient heating system to create a warm and cosy space.

LoProMax being installed in a kitchen
LoPro™Max underfloor heating being installed in a kitchen

Warm water underfloor heating (UFH) is an invisible heating system that is ideal for kitchens wall space is often at a premium, particularly if you have bi-fold doors.

UFH works best when the interior design is reflected in the UFH design – read our top tips for getting the most from UFH in your kitchen.

Consider your kitchen units

Good UFH design will take into account the position of your fixed and portable kitchen units.

Warm water UFH works by pumping a controlled flow of warm water through tubing embedded in the floor, warming the surface of the floor above it. This emits an even, gentle heat into the room. Anything that is directly above the embedded tubing – including your kitchen units – will be warmed by the UFH. This doesn’t cause a problem if you are not storing food in your kitchen units, and a tube layout that runs around fixed units (rather than under them) will ensure that the temperature of designated food storage areas is not affected.

However, if you have portable units and islands, or are considering changing the layout of your kitchen in the future, it is best to run the UFH tubing across the whole floor. This avoids the risk of resulting cold spots where your units used to be. The base of your kitchen units can easily be insulated to ensure that their contents are not warmed.

Choose compatible floor coverings

Hard floor coverings such as tiles and engineered timber are a stylish and practical choice in kitchen areas, but they can feel cold underfoot if they are not paired with a suitable heating system. UFH delivers an efficient, even heat across the entire floor, and is compatible with a wide range of floor coverings, including engineered timber, tiles, vinyl, laminate and polished concrete. A floor temperature sensor can limit the heat output from the floor to protect sensitive floor coverings.

Renovation projects

If you are planning to retrofit UFH into your existing kitchen, you’ll be pleased to hear that there is no need to dig up your floor! UFH can be fitted directly on top of an existing floor to minimise disruption to your fixtures and fittings.
Make sure you consider the full height build-up, including any structural decks that may need to be laid over the UFH before your floor coverings can be fitted. Nu-Heat’s LoPro™10 UFH adds just 15mm height build-up and floor coverings can be laid directly on top.

Whether you are extending, renovating or building from scratch, contact us on 01404 540650 to discuss the best UFH solution for your property.

Offering you the very best service

ICS

Nu-Heat recently participated in the UK’s largest benchmarking study with the Institute of Customer Service and the results show that our service is on par with (or even better than!) some of the most customer-centric companies in the country.

Feedback from our customers, collected independently by the ICS, gave us an overall score of 88.8 out of 100 on the UK Customer Satisfaction Index – an incredible result that shows everyone at Nu-Heat is committed to providing an excellent level of service. For comparison, other top scoring companies included Amazon with 86.6, First Direct with 85 and John Lewis with 84.9. Customers frequently described Nu-Heat as ‘professional’, ‘efficient’ and ‘reliable’ and our team as ‘knowledgeable’, ‘friendly’ and ‘informative’.

Nu-Heat is dedicated to continuously improving what we offer our customers, so even with this fantastic result we will carry on looking for ways to deliver an even better service. Every piece of feedback we receive – whether positive or negative – is logged on our system to help us achieve our goal of creating happy customers who are proud to own a Nu-Heat system. If you would like to leave us any feedback, give us a call or email us at info@nu-heat.co.uk. You can also leave feedback via our email footer – just select your chosen smiley to write your comments.

Customer feedback from July 2016:

“I’m very impressed with the attentive and professional attitude of all your staff.”

“Alec, my Account Manager, got a quote to me in super quick time so that we can progress the work. Thanks!”

“To say that we are impressed with Nu-Heat UFH would be an understatement. The guys fitting the UFH said that it is great quality. I have to say, the entire process was superb from start to finish. I am so pleased I chose Nu-Heat.”

“It is this kind of support that makes a company great.”

“Please send our sincere thanks to Holly for talking us through the options so clearly. We were very impressed with her knowledge. Also thank you to David for coming over to explain your systems.”