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!

A closer look at your online quote from Nu‑Heat

Online quote

As soon as you send Nu-Heat a set of project plans and we have taken all of the relevant information required, work begins on your bespoke quote. Within 72 hours you’ll receive an email which includes a link to view the quote online.

The online quote contains a lot of useful and specific information about the system we have specified, and because it’s hosted online it is quick and easy to amend so is always up to date. The price you see covers the complete design and supply of the system, including all components.

Here’s what you can expect:

Your underfloor heating (UFH) quote

Quotation summary and price
This is a summary of everything we have included in your quote. You will see the recommended solution we are quoting under ‘system specification’ with the option to view more detailed and technical information.

This section also includes the price. Our quoted price will not change, so what you see here is what you will pay unless the project scope alters and we have to make significant revisions.

Contact details for your Account Manager are clearly displayed should you have any questions or wish to proceed to the next step.

UFH quote
Rooms
This includes a breakdown of all of the rooms in the project that require UFH, their design temperature, the system specified, and whether they require a thermostat. This is useful as it allows you to check that every room you are expecting to be part of the UFH design has been covered. It also states the number of manifolds being used for the system and in which rooms these will be located.

If anything needs changing at this point, or you have questions, simply contact your Account Manager who can help.

What’s included
A detailed breakdown of all of the components included in your UFH quote, from the manifolds right down to the tube staples. This can be a useful checklist further down the line, when you receive your delivery, to double-check quantities before installation.

Upgrades & extras
Every Nu-Heat UFH system comes with a dial thermostat as standard. This section covers popular system upgrades, such as smart or wireless thermostat options, along with the cost of upgrading.

Your heat pump quote

Quotation summary and price
This is a summary of everything we have included in your quote. It gives details on the heat pump model we are quoting along with some benefits of the particular unit, whether air source or ground source, with the option to read a data sheet for more detailed product information. You will also see a breakdown of exactly what is included as part of the heat pump system (ground loops, the heat pump unit and other components) and an energy rating for the system we have put together, also known as an ErP rating.

It’s likely that the system will qualify for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and you will see that some information is included in the summary on the potential paybacks for your chosen system.

The price we have quoted is fixed unless the project should significantly change and your Account Manager’s contact details are included should you have any questions or want to progress to the next step.

System performance
This is where we get a little more technical! Expert system design is essential to creating an efficient heat pump solution. Every heat pump we design and supply must provide 100% of the property’s heat load for at least 99% of the year. In this tab we set out the Seasonal Coefficient of Performance for your heat pump system so that you can see how it will perform year-round based on local regional weather data. It also includes the total building heat requirement, based on information you provided pre-quote, together with the heat pump’s output for heating and hot water together with the ‘free energy’ you can expect the heat pump to produce.

Help with MCS compliance
In order to receive the Renewable Heat Incentive payments the heat pump must be installed to strict MCS guidelines. We have a number of installer support options to help with this, whether the system is being installed by an MCS or non-MCS registered installer. Your Account Manager will be able to talk through the best option for the project.

Get a quote

Getting a bespoke quote is quick and simple – just send us a copy of your project plans. If you are renovating and do not have drawn plans, that’s ok, you can draw the rooms and provide us with measurements to work from.

Plans can be sent via email to info@nu-heat.co.uk or through our website. You can also speak with one of the team beforehand if you have any questions about how UFH or a heat pump can work in your project by calling 01404 540650.

A closer look at an ErP label

A closer look at an ErP label

The introduction of the Energy Related Products Directive, or ErP, means that all new heating systems will now come with a product and package label to give a clear rating of their energy efficiency. Its purpose is to make the efficiency of heating products easier to compare, helping homeowners and installers to make informed and eco-friendly decisions.

In this blog post we’re taking a closer look at an energy efficiency label for a system package. This type of label would be provided whenever a heat source such as a heat pump or boiler is paired with another add-on product, such as thermostats or solar thermal, to create what is known as a ‘package.

ErP label – an overview

 
You can see a breakdown of the different elements of the label on our annotated version below. Click on the image to enlarge:

ErP system label

Heat source efficiency

The top left box includes the energy efficiency rating(s) for the heat source. For a combi boiler you would see a rating for both heating and hot water. For a standard gas boiler or heat pump without a built-in water cylinder or instant hot water capability you would just see a rating for heating.

System heating rating

The top right box shows the system’s energy efficiency rating for heating.

System domestic hot water rating

The bottom right box shows the system’s energy efficiency rating for hot water. This rating is only applicable if the heat source is a combi boiler or a heat pump with a built-in water cylinder.

The extras

The bottom left box shows the optional system ‘add-ons’. These include solar thermal, a hot water storage tank, thermostats and a supplementary heater. Whenever one of the additional components is part of the overall system package, the box will be checked. These components can affect the overall heating and hot water efficiency of the system e.g. solar thermal will improve the efficiency.

» For more info on ErP, visit our ErP page.