Underfloor heating is great way to heat your home.
Whether your building your own house, adding an extension or simply want to lay over existing floors there’s a product for all scenarios.
We have to remember that underfloor heating is basically heating pipework buried beneath the floor surface whether that’s screed or floor boards. When this type of system is being used the system is slow to react and it can take time for the air within a room warm up. Unlike a radiator system where you will start to feel the room warm within 30 minutes underfloor heating can take a few hours for the target temperature to be met. We recommend that your set point temperature (usually around 21c) is only 3-4 degrees higher than your set back temperature. This is to try and overcome the drag effect in meeting set point temperatures.
Underfloor heating is the perfect partner for a condensing boiler with low modulation, due to the low operating temperatures the boiler return water is always below the dew point (55c) maximising the boilers ability to extract latent heat from the flue gases.
Below is a picture of a Worcester Bosch Combination boiler, powering a underfloor heating manifold in a bungalow that we were hired to kit out prior to screed being laid.
And here is an image of an overlay system that we used to install over an existing concrete floor, this type of system is normally used when the finished floor has already been installed but wish to add underfloor heating without the mess of removing floors.