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Underfloor Heating

For the past 10 years, more and more people have been getting underfloor heating installed in their homes, from small to large areas and even the entire house. 

Usually installed in bathrooms to take the chill of the cold tiles it has now been introduced into any area, The heat radiates from the floor giving a warm cozy feeling as you walk over it. Having Underfloor heating is more efficient up to 20% more than radiators. This is because the heat rises straight up from the full area of the floor as opposed to convecting in a circular motion that a radiator does.

This luxury can be installed in your home for not too much of an expense.

with a number of ways that Underfloor Heating can be installed from different layouts to different floor types and the different heating circuits it can be easy to get wrong. Be sure to know that we know exactly what we are doing with having installed probably all the different types out there a number of times. Give us a call or simply email for a free survey and a better guide on the workings of these systems.


 UFH Types

There are many different types and designs of Underfloor heating systems to accommodate the floor type you have. Wheather you have a concrete floor a floating floor or a floor consisting of joists and floorboards. 

Underfloor heating works whether you finish it off with tiles, Wooding flooring, painted screed and even carpets.

LOW BUILD- Consists of a 15mm maximum frame to go straight onto floorboards keeping the depth to a minimum with the pipes running in 10mm. These types are great for floating floors and without the need for existing flooring levels to be lowered.

SCREEDED OVER- Mostly used in extensions or concrete floors. There are certain specifications when it comes to the overall depth of the screed applied, this is worked out by the finished floor going on top.

BETWEEN THE JOISTS- Suitable for joisted or battened floor constructions. This UFH Panel type is made of polystyrene which can be cut and installed between your floor joists, floorboards added on top and then finished off with your choice of floor.




Manifolds

A manifold is required to connect all the pipes to the underfloor heating and has to be installed to serve two or more plumbed circuits from the boiler.

When underfloor heating is being connected to a high-temperature heat source (Boiler) which also controls hot water or radiators, a mixing unit is connected to the manifold to mix the water to the required temperature for the system.

There is a pump that attaches to the manifold with pressure gauges and is then wired to a suitable programmer/stat which links to your boiler and zone valve.