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.

Hygge, your home and underfloor heating

Heard everyone talking about hygge, the latest lifestyle trend?

Create comforting hygge home

What is hygge?

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is an abstract term that is all about creating and enjoying a cosy environment. An integral part of Danish life, hygge focuses on making the most of life’s simple pleasures.

Hygge in your home

Anyone can embrace and enjoy hygge in their home – it’s all about you and your style.

Here are three ideas to help you create a comforting, hygge home:

  1. Get cosyYou can’t beat coming back to a cosy home. Widely adopted in Nordic countries, warm water underfloor heating provides a gentle, radiant warmth to hundreds of thousands of homes. Easily fitted in both new and existing properties, underfloor heating ensures every part of your home is heated evenly – no more cold spots or draughts. This type of heating system also transforms the feeling of your floor coverings. Once you’ve experienced the feeling of warm tiles underfoot, the slippers will go in the bin!For that extra-cosy living space without the added cost of a log burner, you can create a faux fireplace, stacking it with firewood, various candles or jars full of fairy lights.
  2. Think about lightingLighting can make a huge difference to the ambience of a room. Create a little snug by adding a freestanding lamp to a dark corner, or change the atmosphere by fitting a dimmer switch to your main living room light. Candles, a must-have for hygge, are also a great way to create an intimate and relaxing space.
  3. Add some textureSoft furnishings such as knitted throws, cushions and heavy winter curtains can help to give a real homely feel. You can even get creative and take some time out to make your own home accessories.

Above all else, it’s important to remember that a hygge home is made to be shared with friends and family. So get your favourite cookbook out, turn off the TV and invite your nearest and dearest over to enjoy the beautiful space you have created.

Find out more about underfloor heating for your cosy home at www.nu‑heat.co.uk or call us on 01404 549770.