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There are two types of underfloor heating: gas-powered (wet) underfloor heating and electric underfloor heating.
In wet underfloor heating systems, heat is distributed around the house via thin pipes laid under the floor. These pipes carry hot water around the home so that it can release its heat through the floor and therefore warm the rooms where the underfloor heating system is installed. The water is heated in the main boiler of the home.
In cases where the boiler supplying hot water for the household is gas powered (as is the case in most UK households) this type of heating system is known as wet underfloor heating.
An electric underfloor heating system, on the other hand, uses electric wires fitted beneath the floor to provide heat. When an electric current is passed through the wires, they become hot and that heat is transferred through the floor to the room above.
We often get asked the question, “….how much is it to install the UFH?”
It is difficult to give an accurate answer without specifics as the variables are wide and varied.
To price an installation, we would need to know the following as a minimum:
We often get asked the question, “….how much is it per m²?”
It is difficult to give an accurate answer without specifying the system to the exact requirements of each individual, for example:
Our 1 port kit (£299.97+vat with thermostat) will cover:
20m² with 200mm pipe spacing
15m² with 150mm pipe spacing
Or 10m² with 100mm pipe spacing (which is often used for conservatories, heat pump use etc.)
Underfloor Heating is a beneficial eco-friendly heating solution that is more efficient and cheaper to run than other forms of heating such as radiators.
It can be difficult to understand what is best for you and what the right price to pay should be. This is where we can help. At Underfloor Heating 1 we aim to find the product to best suit your needs that is particular to your property and at a price you won’t find anywhere else.
Underfloor Heating 1 promise to beat any like for like quote. We always quote with a full itemised and quantified list of materials after obtaining the information specific to your property – not a generic quote-not all companies do this and beware any supplier that doesn’t! We only source products from the most reputable companies, such as Danfoss, Honeywell and Heatmiser. All of our products are from companies based in the UK or mainland Europe.
The cost of underfloor heating depends on the size of the installation and the individual conditions in your home.
The cost of installing underfloor heating in your home depends on your answers to several questions. Do you have the necessary skills to install the system yourself, or will you require professional installation? How big is the area where the heating system will be installed? What type of system will be installed?
Wet underfloor heating systems, in which hot water produced by your boiler is pumped through pipes laid beneath the floor, are often more expensive to install than dry underfloor heating systems, in which electric wires supply the heat. However, wet systems are more efficient and therefore have lower running costs.
When analysing the cost of underfloor heating you really need to break it down into two areas:
The installation costs are dependent on many factors, including:
Labour / Geo location of the project
Project type - New build, Renovation, Home improvement
Floor type - i.e., solid or timber
Size of project - Square metre of the rooms / number of rooms
Physical cost of the goods - i.e., electric mats or wet underfloor heating system