Underfloor heating is the most effective and efficient way to heat your home.
It not only reduces your fuel bills; it also gives you complete design freedom.
Underfloor heating is the closest to an ideal temperature.
Radiators heat a room inefficiently circulating heat
in a spiral effect that creates cold spots.
Underfloor heating compliments Heat Pumps because they both work most efficiently at low steady temperatures.
This makes it more efficient and cheaper to run. The heat pump heating system can work with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs.
Conventional heat sources generate a heat cycle of hot and cold convection currents, but with underfloor heating the whole floor area in your home is heated and this results in more radiant heat and consistent room temperatures.
Due to its large surface area, it requires much lower water temperatures to heat a room, compared to radiators. The underfloor heating can be divided into areas or zones so that different rooms can be kept at different temperatures, each of which can be switched on or off independently. Greater control means greater comfort and greater economy.
Underfloor heating gives you complete freedom to design or change your room layout without compromise and the flexibility to locate your furniture where you want, as no space is lost to radiators.
Pipework is laid over insulation that has been put down to prevent heat loss into the ground. A wet concrete screed is cast over the pipework.
As warm water is passed through the pipework, heat perculates into the floor which in turn heats the room. In effect, the floor has become a gigantic radiator.
Tile and stone floor coverings are the best conductors of heat, however you can have almost any type of floor covering including Amtico, Marmoleum, laminate, engineered wood, or carpet.
Pipework set out
Wet screed covers pipework