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.
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.