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 where 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.

» Find out more about underfloor heating on our website.

Nice to meet you

Whatever the stage of your project, and whether it’s your first or twenty first foray into warm water underfloor heating (UFH), it can often be helpful to discuss your plans and ideas face to face with an expert. Whether you are a homeowner, installer, builder, developer or architect, we like to meet our customers, and firmly believe that a friendly chat over a cuppa is worth its weight in gold.

New customer area
Nu-Heat Account Manager, Simon Cook, discusses project plans with self-builders Richard, Graham and Freda in the new meeting area

As proud members of the Institute of Customer Service, we will always aim to offer the best possible customer experience. If you are not able to pop in, we can always arrange for one of our national network of UFH experts to visit you on-site.

What can you expect when you visit Nu-Heat?

We want every visitor to feel welcome and valued, and have recently finished work on a warm and comfortable meeting area which is designed to help you get the most out of your visit. This dedicated space showcases our latest products and literature, allowing you to get your hands on our range of UFH floor constructions and thermostats. Our building is heated by one of our screed UFH systems, and paired with a luxury Upofloor vinyl floor covering in our customer meeting area, the perfect partner for underfloor heating.

Customer area
Upofloor vinyl flooring with Nu-Heat underfloor heating
I am considering including UFH in my new project

That’s great! It is never too early to come in and have a chat about new build or renovation projects, and there will always be an expert on hand to assist. Even if you are just considering UFH as a possibility, we’re happy to speak with you about options to suit the project.

Pop in or phone ahead to arrange a meeting with a Technical Account Manager who can offer advice and guidance. They can help you to identify the best UFH solution for the project, taking into account the property type and intended use, the heat source (for instance gas, oil, solar thermal or heat pump), floor construction, installation considerations and any specific requirements. If you are working with a builder or architect, we can help to provide the specification information they will need to populate the plans.

I have decided to include UFH, but want to discuss the options in line with the plans

No problem. Bring the plans when you visit, and your dedicated Technical Account Manager will be happy to go through these with you. As well as seeing sample products in our new customer area, you can also visit our nearby warehouse and training centre to view working UFH systems in situ, learn about how they are installed and get to grips with which UFH systems best suit the project and chosen floor coverings. Your Technical Account Manager will be your main point of contact at Nu-Heat, and will work with you as the project progresses.

I have an ongoing UFH project, and I want to talk through the details

Of course! Call ahead to arrange a time to meet your Technical Account Manager and the Designer working on the project. They can assist with any questions you may have, and can also offer you a tour of the offices so that you can walk through the process that the project takes from initial enquiry to delivery.

Bespoke design, bespoke support

No two projects or customers are the same, and just as we design your bespoke UFH system to meet your specific requirements, we also want to make sure we offer you the level and type of support that you need at each stage of your project.

Contact us on 01404 549770 or pop in to our offices to chat about UFH options for your project.

We look forward to meeting you!