Blog / underfloor heating installation
Dust allergies give many people a stuffy or runny nose and itchy and watery, red eyes. They can also make it difficult to breathe triggering asthma symptoms, such as tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing etc.
Underfloor heating as you may well know usually consists of warm water in plastic pipe embedded in a concrete floor, in-between floor joists or in some form of specialist board. All of these make it very important for the UFH to be installed with care and professionalism to ensure it’s a ‘fit and forget’ system.Done correctly, UFH should give excellent heat output and efficiency - more so than radiators – and it requires no more maintenance than any other heating. The old adage ‘what happens when it goes wrong?’ should simply not apply to UFH; however it must be designed and installed correctly to ensure peace of mind.
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 have supplied a wall heating system for a brand new, purpose designed home for Valli the Temple Elephant in Skandavale monestry. Valli has been with them since 1981, and for the last 30 years has been living next to the Shakti Temple with her keeper Swami Karuna.
Progress on Valli the Temple Elephant’s barn was really quick. They built her new barn from hollow polystyrene bricks; they stack up on each other just like Lego, so they could build a whole wall in a day. They then pumped concrete into the bricks to make them strong. This system has been very successful, firstly because it is so quick to erect, and secondly because the polystyrene provides good insulation to keep Valli warm during the cold winter months.