About Underfloor Heating Supply Ltd.

We commenced trading as a company of underfloor heating specialists in 2013 and as our business expanded, we allied with Midland Flooring to enable us to offer a complete heated floor solution as part of the services we provide.

We now offer the complete floor package including membrane, acoustics, insulation, overboard retro systems, underfloor heating encapsulated in screed or concrete, polished or trowel finished in colours or natural.  All in one convenient cost-effective package. We have the skill and knowledge to coordinate all these elements under one contract, this in turn saves our clients time and money.

Although we can provide complete packages, we are equally comfortable offering any combination of a system from a DIY UFH kit to a polished concrete floor over UFH installed by others. Whatever is appropriate for the project.

We are completely independent of all manufacturers, but as you would expect we use our knowledge and experience to secure the best value for money products with the best track records and guarantees.

We have carried out worldwide market research to ensure you get the best possible package for your project.

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Electric or Wet underfloor heating systems including the latest products, stats, and smart controls from Reliance, Grundfos & Heatmiser

We install Radon, insulation, acoustics, underfloor heating, screed, screed board concrete and polished concrete using all the latest technology.

Whether you are an architect, heating engineer, contractor or homeowner visit us

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Our specialist advisors at Underfloor Heating Supply have more than 30 years of experience in the industry and are ready to help and assist with any enquiry you may have.

Is Underfloor Heating Expensive?

There is nothing quite like walking over a warm floor making the room feel toasty and cosy throughout. Most of us feel that underfloor heating is a luxury item! so many people assume it comes with a hefty price tag, yet the reality is underfloor heating is probably cheaper than you think.

There are now several systems on offer, including, wet, dry, and retrofit/overlay, we believe it is possible to find a system to suit most budgets. Once you have made the initial investment, you can take advantage of the benefits of underfloor heating being up to 25% more efficient than traditional radiators for many years to come.

The Cost of underfloor heating

The exact figure will always depend on the system you choose, how big an area you want to heat, how many different zones you require and so on. The only way to know for sure is to get in touch for your free quotation. A typical kit for a 20m2 room will cast from as little as £399.99

UFH can even be fitted to your current boiler and used as the primary source of heat in a home or a combination of UFH and radiators. A heat loss study of your home is always recommended to calculate your requirements. In the absence of this, assumptions can be made.

In some existing properties, you may need to have the sub-floor removed and reinstated at a lower level, to allow for insulation typically 75mm and 50mm of liquid screed.

Alternatively, we offer a retrofit/overlay underfloor heating system supplied from as little as £50.00m2 giving an install depth of 18mm ready to receive floor finishes.

The cost is influenced by the brand you choose, and we always advise opting for a reputable, reliable brand. Quality products and expert installation will undoubtedly save you money in the long term.

 

Below the table show various costings for 100m2 floor are 3 bedroomed houses

Description

Cost

DIY UFH Kit Supply only

From £900.00 + VAT

UFH Kit installed (no insulation)

From £1,800.00 + VAT

UFH Kit & Screed installed (no insulation)

From £3,600.00 + VAT

UFH Kit, 100mm EPS & Screed Installed

From £4,600.00 + VAT

Cost benefits of underfloor heating

The cost benefits of underfloor heating do not end once it is installed. It will continue to offer value for money in several ways:

Running costs – Underfloor heating works on radiant heat which is more energy-efficient than convection heating. Over time, the initial cost will be offset by the savings on heating bills. Using a wet system, the water circulating under the floor can heat the room using a much lower temperature than conventional heating and therefore requires less energy to heat the space. This translates to lower energy bills.

Depending on the source of energy being used to run the system, a wet underfloor heating system can cost up to 25% less to run than a traditional radiator system.

Long-term investment – There is no doubt that underfloor heating represents a long-term investment in your property and can intern add value to your property. If fitted with sub-floor insulation, as well as a high standard of insulation throughout. This will increase the Energy Performance rating of the property. This certifies how efficient the home is, which can be attractive to potential buyers, especially if they are deciding between yours and similar properties.

Low maintenance – If installed correctly, there is extraordinarily little that can go wrong with underfloor heating over its lifetime. This means no annual servicing, no bleeding the system because air has become trapped inside, no changing of rusty radiators and so on. A few system checks now and again are all that is required.

Underfloor heating is one of the easiest heating systems to install. While it might be wise to seek professional help on choosing or designing a system tailored to the property, they can be a DIY endeavour using our underfloor heating kits.

Our specialist advisors at Underfloor Heating Supply have more than 30 years of experience in the industry and are ready to help and assist with any enquiry you may have.

Underfloor heating versus radiators

Whether you’re building a new property, upgrading, or simply want to re-evaluate how you heat your home or business, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to the question of underfloor heating versus radiators.

Although people think of underfloor heating as a modern invention, the principle was used by the Romans to heat their bathhouses. Conventional radiators, on the other hand, have been around since the 1930s. But which is better?

The first point to explain is the two different heating methods involved.

Radiant heating: Underfloor heating uses radiant heat which makes a room feel warm throughout as the warm or hot water in the pipes heats the floor above. The floor covering, whether that be stone, tile, laminate or an appropriate carpet, grabs that heat and in turn heats objects in the room.

Heat distribution

The resulting distribution of heat, and level of comfort throughout a room, from these two methods, is very different.

While underfloor heating spreads heat evenly throughout the home, leaving you toasty warm wherever you are, radiators produce hot and cold spots. This usually means getting uncomfortably hot near to the radiators as you desperately try to heat the cold spots in the middle of rooms.

Energy efficiency

Radiant heat is more energy-efficient than convection heating. If you’re using a wet system, the water circulating under the floor can heat the room at a much lower temperature and therefore requires a lot less energy to heat the space. This means your energy bills will be lower.

 

Space and practicality

As well as the luxurious feeling of being lovely and warm wherever you are in your home or place of work, the other big bonus of underfloor heating is the space you gain from not having radiators on the walls. Although you can now buy more attractive, slimmer radiators, you’re still restricted in how you furnish a room. As underfloor heating is hidden and concealed under the floor, you’re free to use all the walls in a room which is not only more practical but also looks better as well. And can you imagine being able to decorate a room without having to take a radiator off the wall or force a paintbrush behind it?!

Investment

In addition to the long-term investment in energy savings, underfloor heating can also help you command a higher price for your house should you wish to sell. It could just be the USP that sets your property apart from the competition. Not only will your house offer more flexible layout options, but it will also be cheaper to heat.

Health

This is an often-overlooked benefit of underfloor heating versus radiators. Because underfloor heating uses radiant heat, it doesn’t move and circulate the air as radiators do. Circulated air means circulated dust mites which can feel unpleasant, especially for people with asthma, allergies and skin conditions. Cold, damp spots caused by radiators also provide the perfect breeding ground for mites and other bugs.

Installation

Underfloor heating is one of the easiest heating systems to install. While it might be wise to seek professional help on choosing or designing a system that’s tailored to your home, you can easily do it yourself with our underfloor heating kits.

And with our new, ultra-thin retrofit underfloor heating system, any home or business can now easily retrospectively fit underfloor heating, without having to dig up the entire floor.

Maintenance

If installed correctly, there is little that can go wrong with underfloor heating, saving you lots of time and hassle throughout its lifetime. This means no annual servicing, no bleeding the system because air has become trapped inside, no changing of rusty radiators and so on. All it needs is a few system checks now and again.

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of underfloor heating systems, you could rightly expect us to say that underfloor heating is best. However, we are so confident in this that our pipe is backed by an impressive 50-year guarantee, giving you peace of mind and lasting confidence in your choice.

Our specialist advisors at Underfloor Heating Supply have more than 30 years of experience in the industry and are ready to help and assist with any enquiry you may have.

What is the best floor type for underfloor heating?

There are plenty of suitable floor coverings for use with underfloor heating, this means you have a wide choice of flooring to suit your tastes and needs.

Underfloor heating is most efficient when it transfers heat from the UFH pipes to the surface of the floor. Polished Concrete offers the best heat transfer as the pipes are encapsulated within the surface fish making it the best way to conduct the heat other hard surfaces like stone, tiles or engineered wood, offer great heat transfer as they are the most thermally conductive, but many other options work as well.

When considering underfloor heating, it probably conjures up images of polished concrete or tiled rooms that are lovely and warm underfoot.

But did you know you can also use underfloor heating with carpet?

While most people probably quite fancy the idea of padding barefoot across a nice warm floor, many assume that this can only be achieved with engineered wood, stone, concrete or tiles and so on.

However, if you prefer a carpeted floor, you can still opt for underfloor heating – there are just a few points to consider. First, it helps to understand how underfloor heating works.

Underfloor heating spreads warmth evenly throughout a home, rather than suffering the hot and cold spots experienced with radiators. This is because it uses radiant heat, rather than convection heating.

With radiant heating, the floor is heated by the hot pipes looping underneath it and the floor, in turn, heats the objects in a room.

The floor covering, therefore, is a vital part of the process. It needs to not only allow this heat through but also to conduct it sufficiently. Best flooring to use h underfloor heating

Tile, stone and concrete are excellent at conducting heat and are the optimum choices for efficiency and performance. Other hard floors, such as laminate, also do the job well.

Although not quite as good at conducting heat as the hard floorings, carpet can be used with underfloor heating as long as it is not too thick.

Like duvets, carpet has a TOG rating. If you prefer carpeted floors, we recommend choosing carpets with a maximum TOG rating of 1.5. This will ensure it’s not too thick to stop the heat penetrating through the carpet as the floor heats up and attempts to radiate that warmth through the room. Anything above 1.5 might be too thick to allow the underfloor heating work to its maximum effect
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Another important point to consider when it comes to maximising the performance of your underfloor heating system is insulation.

Your home needs to be well insulated to get the most out of underfloor heating.

Sub-floor insulation – This stops heat from being lost into the ground and is installed at the same time as your underfloor heating kit.

Edge of the room – Insulating the edges of the room can also be beneficial to overall performance and is often suggested by professional installers.

Best flooring to use with underfloor heating

Home insulation – Insulation throughout the home needs to be of a high standard to get the most out of your underfloor heating. This includes loft insulation, double glazing and cavity or solid wall insulation.

Our specialist advisors at Underfloor Heating Supply have more than 30 years of experience in the industry and are ready to help and assist with any enquiry you may have.