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Underfloor heating

How to install our underfloor heating systems

Nu-Heat warm water, or 'wet', underfloor heating systems are simple to install in a variety of projects, from new builds to renovations and refurbishments of existing buildings.

We design our systems to be quick and easy to fit and commission, even for someone new to underfloor heating. Watch the short videos below to get a feel for how to install our underfloor heating systems.

Underfloor heating installation options

Each Nu-Heat system is designed for a straightforward installation. They include the highest quality components and a bespoke design service that is rated 9.8 out of 10 by installers.

Find an underfloor heating installer near you

If you’re looking for experienced installers to fit a Nu-Heat underfloor heating or renewables system, we can help through our Registered Installer Network. Currently, we have over 200 experienced installers signed up across the country.

Already have an installer in mind?

We regularly offer support to installers who are new to underfloor heating. Our Technical Support Team are on hand to help before, during, and after installation.

Joining Nu-Heat’s Registered Installer Network

We are always on the lookout for installers who work to a high standard and can offer an excellent level of customer service. If you would like to join Nu‑Heat’s Registered Installer Network, one of our experts would be happy to help.

You can call us on 01404 549770 to discuss your installation options. You can also contact us here.

How is UFH installed?

Watch our short videos, featuring Lee, a Nu-Heat Registered Installer, to see how some of Nu‑Heat’s most popular UFH systems are installed.

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Installing screed UFH – for new build properties and extensions

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5 steps to installing ClipTrack® screed underfloor heating:

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  1. The insulation should be covered with a polythene protection layer and the room should be tanked.
  2. The ClipTrack® is fitted. This holds the heating tube at even spacing.
  3. The UFH tube is pushed into the ClipTrack® following the bespoke design drawings supplied by Nu‑Heat.
  4. Once the tube is connected back to the manifold, the system can be filled, flushed and pressure tested.
  5. The screed can then be laid whilst the tube is under pressure.

Installing LoPro®10 – the slimmest retrofit UFH system

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5 steps to installing LoPro®10 underfloor heating:

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  1. The LoPro® pre-routed gypsum panels are laid directly over an existing structural floor (concrete or floorboards) as per the design drawings.
  2. Following the drawings, the small amounts of LoPro® castellated panel is fitted around edges of the room/s.
  3. Install the UFH tube.
  4. Once the tube is connected back to the manifold, the system can be filled, flushed and pressure tested.
  5. LoPro®QuickSet, the self-levelling compound included with the system, is mixed and poured over the areas of castellated panel whilst the system is under pressure. The compound is dry in around 8 hours and final floor finishes can be laid after 72 hours.

Installing LoPro®Max – the highest heat output retrofit UFH system

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5 steps to installing LoPro®Max:

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  1. Before you start to install the underfloor heating, check that the floor is in a good condition and level before priming the area. The manual gives step-by-step guidance on the floor prep.
  2. The LoPro® self-adhesive castellated panels are laid directly over an existing structural floor (screed, suspended timber or floorboards/chipboard).
  3. The heating tube is pushed into the panels following the tube layout drawings.
  4. Once the tube is connected back to the manifold, the system can be filled, flushed and pressure tested.
  5. LoPro®QuickSet, Nu-Heat’s specialist self-levelling compound supplied with the system, is mixed and poured over the panels and tube whilst under pressure. It dries in 8 hours and floor coverings can be fitted over the perfectly level surface after 72 hours.

Installing ClippaPlate® – UFH for suspended timber and upper floors

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5 steps to installing ClippaPlate®:

  1. The UFH tube is fed through pre-notched or drilled holes in the joists.
  2. The ClippaPlate® is fixed to the floor deck. It can be installed from below, between the joists, or from above, straddling the joists.
  3. Once the plates are in place, the heating tube can be pushed into the lip of the plates.
  4. With the tube fully installed and connected back to the manifold, the system can be filled, flushed and pressure tested.
  5. The ceiling or floor deck can then be fitted.

Installing Floating UFH – for a completely dry installation

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5 key steps to installing floating underfloor heating:

  1. The lightweight polystyrene TriPanels are laid across the floor. They should sit on a layer of insulation.
  2. The heat transfer plates are pushed into the panels. These can be snapped to size where required.
  3. Install the UFH tube following the bespoke layout drawings.
  4. Once the tube is connected back to the manifold, the system can be filled, flushed and pressure tested.
  5. Before fitting a final floor covering, a structural chipboard deck of at least 18mm should be laid over the TriPanel.

Meet a Nu-Heat underfloor heating installer

Wondering who features in our installation videos? It’s Lee of Woodhatch Plumbing and Heating, a member of our experienced Registered Installer Network. He has been fitting Nu‑Heat systems for over 10 years.

Meet a Nu-Heat ufh installer

“The complete, bespoke package that Nu‑Heat delivers is great. The design process, literature and the people we deal with day-to-day are superb.

The Technical Support Team is always there for me to tap into, as well as giving support to my customers.

I know that I can handover the user instructions and design drawings to the end user and they will find it easy to understand and use their new heating system.

Knowing that Nu‑Heat provides all that I need cuts out the headaches for me. It’s a cracking company!”.

Contact us to find underfloor heating installers near you.

Installation manuals

Nu-Heat’s award-winning manuals support you to install underfloor heating with complete confidence. We’ve packed them full of useful information and illustrated drawings to ensure a simple, straightforward installation.

View our installation manuals online


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