Is underfloor heating right for my home?

Warm water underfloor heating (UFH) can be used in almost any project, from new builds to renovations, and conversions to extensions.

Read on for answers to common UFH queries that will help you choose a heating system that perfectly fits your home.

Is my home suitable for UFH?

Whatever the age, size or construction of your property, chances are it’s suitable for UFH. Whether you’re plotting an extension, tackling a new build or giving your existing home a complete overhaul, we will design your UFH to be a perfect fit.

I’m renovating, will I need to dig up my floor?

No! UFH can be fitted directly on top of your existing floor, and our low-profile systems will minimise any disruption to fixtures and fittings.

Can I have UFH upstairs?

Yes, UFH can be installed on all floors. We even have specialist acoustic UFH solutions to reduce airborne and impact noise between floors.

How long does the UFH installation take?

This depends upon the best solution for your home. If you are building from scratch, your UFH can be installed within your floor as it is constructed. If you are renovating your property, there are a number of UFH solutions that can be laid over the top of your existing floor, some of which are ready for your floor coverings to be fitted immediately.

How much does UFH cost to run?

Warm water UFH is really efficient – around 25% more efficient than radiators when paired with a modern condensing boiler and up to 40% more efficient when running from a heat pump*. Because of this, running costs are often lower than a traditional radiator system and around a third of the cost of an equivalent electric UFH system.
*EuRay 2005

Do I need a special boiler?

No, UFH works with gas, oil and LPG boilers as well as heat pumps. UFH can also be run alongside your existing heating system.

Can I have carpet?

Yes. UFH is compatible with a wide range of floor coverings, including carpet, tiles, polished concrete and vinyl. We’ll design your UFH system to work with your choice of floor covering, providing a consistent, controllable heat.

How do I control my UFH?

We’ll design your UFH to give you complete control over your heating, with individual room-by-room temperature control and scheduling. You can even hide your thermostats away and control your entire UFH system from your smartphone or tablet.

Why should I choose a designed UFH system?

Properties of all ages can be suitable for UFH, but just as no two homes are the same, neither are any two rooms in your property. We’ll carry out room-by-room heat loss calculations before designing a bespoke UFH system tailored for your home and how you use it.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about UFH for your home, or would like us to send you a quote, please call us on 01404 549770 or email info@nu-heat.co.uk.

Free your home from radiators

Underfloor heating gives you the freedom to enjoy your home

How we heat our homes affects how we live in them. If you find your chilly kitchen a no-go zone, frequently abandon your comfy sofa to fight for the hot-spot by the radiator, and discover yourself reaching for an extra blanket, it’s time to break free from bad heating.

Don’t let radiators spoil your fun. It’s time to reclaim your space.

Why choose underfloor heating over radiators?

“I don’t know why we put up with radiators for so long – I’ll never go back!”

We hear this all the time from people living with underfloor heating.

Warm water underfloor heating gives you the freedom to enjoy every last inch of your home, meaning you can place fixtures and fittings where you please, box up the blankets and reclaim your space.

We believe that underfloor heating is the very best way to heat your home – and here is why.
    It doesn’t cramp your style

    Underfloor heating frees your walls so you’ll never have to place a sofa on a jaunty angle or compromise on your interior design ever again. You can even hide your thermostats away and control the entire system from your smartphone or tablet.

    Reclaim your space

    Cast off your fluffy slippers and put the champagne on ice – your cold kitchen has suddenly become the perfect entertaining space. Every part of every room is gloriously toasty when you choose underfloor heating. No draughts, no cold spots and no need for socks!

    Enviously efficient

    The great thing about underfloor heating is that it feels fantastic and frees up your home whilst still being incredibly efficient. Up to 25% more efficient than an equivalent radiator system*.
    *EURay 2005

Choose heating as it should be

Whatever the age, size or construction of your home, chances are it’s suitable for underfloor heating. Whether you’re plotting an extension, tackling a new build or giving your existing home a complete overhaul, your heating should be designed to be a perfect fit. We will work out heat loss calculations for each and every room, designing your tailor-made underfloor heating system to ensure super-efficient, sensational snugness throughout your home.

Want to break free from radiators?

Call us on 01404 549770 or email info@nu-heat.co.uk to find out how we can help you reclaim your space.

What to expect when you meet us at a show

Visiting us at a show is a great opportunity to get face-to-face advice on the underfloor heating (UFH) and renewable options for a project.

To make the most of the journey there are a few things worth bringing along with you – a set of plans and a notepad to jot down top tips from the seminar sessions are a good idea. But, what can you expect from the Nu-Heat show stand and team?

We tend to have a team of 4-6 of our most experienced staff on our show stand. They are all knowledgeable in UFH and renewables and can help any type of customer, whether an installer, self-builder or contractor – their aim is to offer the right solution.

Nu-Heat stand

The Nu-Heat stand features example floor constructions to touch and feel, a demo heat pump, heated floor coverings and working thermostats as well as interactive tablets to further browse our information.

It’s a good idea to bring a set of project plans or working drawings as our team can make a copy and send it straight to our estimating department so that we can provide a quote within just 72 hours.

Plans, information on the insulation levels of a property and the intended heat source are extremely important – they help us to design and supply an efficient heating system that performs and we will only ever recommend one of our systems if we are certain it is right for the property.

You can also catch us in the Seminar Theatres where we give informative and educational presentations on the heating market, underfloor heating and renewables, followed by a Q&A session.

Top tips:

  • Bring a set of plans – to help us specify and quote
  • Bring a sturdy bag for all the brochures you’ll pick up
  • Take a notepad to jot down handy tips and ideas
  • Take pictures of specific products
  • Plan your day based on who you want to see
  • Join our mailing list to receive emails offering free tickets

Nu-Heat will be attending a number of shows and exhibitions this year, and you can visit us for free. Keep up to date with our upcoming events on the Nu-Heat website.

Book your free or discounted tickets here