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One of the main benefits of underfloor heating systems is how they feel. As the heat gently emits upwards from the floor, it makes usually cold floors warm to the touch. Another advantage of UFH is that it produces an even warmth, eliminating any cold spots or draughts that are common with radiators.
Underfloor heating efficiency
Warm water underfloor heating uses far lower flow temperatures than a radiator system, and because it covers a much larger surface area it is still able to heat the room effectively. For this reason, UFH is around 25% more efficient than radiators.
Hidden heating solution
Underfloor heating systems are ‘invisible’ as the tube is hidden beneath the floor. This frees up wall space, ideal for open plan living and rooms such as kitchens where space is at a premium.
Underfloor heating is safe
Underfloor heating has no exposed hot or sharp edges – a safe option for young children and the elderly. UFH is great for allergy sufferers as it provides warmth free from draughts and dust movements that can aggravate conditions.
When we quote for standard installation the following is included: Manifold assembly and installation, laying of the ufh pipe by clipping it down to insulation (other methods are available), filling and pressure testing of the ufh system including adjusting flow rates.
Boiler connections and electrical connections are excluded from our standard installation. We also don’t lay screeds nor fit insulation – again, get the experts in for each trade. Ufh installers to fit ufh, screeders to lay screed etc. For this additional work we have sub-contractors who can carry out further works including floor preparation including laying insulation ready for the ufh installation and finish with screed floor.
Site preparation work
Our installers expect the floor to be ready upon arrival. Edge insulation and any potential edging strip be fitted, together with obviously the actual floor insulation with protective membrane above it. Access to manifold position provided e.g. if there is a 500 mm stone wall to feed pipes through, the builder needs to prepare access (in form of a large enough slot). Also a mains water tap e.g. in the garden so we can fill the ufh system.
If you would like to contact us regarding any heating or plumbing related issue in the West Midlands area, you can send us a message using the contact page or simply call us direct on 0121 769 1343 where we will be happy to take your call.