Category Archives: Underfloor Heating

Electric Underfloor Heating Systems

Wood and Laminate Floors Wood and laminate flooring require a different type of electric underfloor heating system than that used for tiled floors and carbon film heating is generally considered to be the best option for existing floors.  The design … Continue reading

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A Guide to Underfloor Heating

There are two main types of underfloor heating: electric underfloor heating and water underfloor heating.  This article discusses both of these underfloor heating systems, along with the advantages and disadvantages of underfloor heating. Advantages It is unobtrusive and leaves a … Continue reading

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All About Underfloor Heating Thermostats

Underfloor heating is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and thermostats are a vital part of any such system.  Setting up the thermostat correctly can reduce energy bills by more than 20% when compared with other forms of central heating. … Continue reading

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Are there any Major Disadvantages of Underfloor Heating Systems?

When someone considers installing an underfloor heating system, they are usually just as concerned about the disadvantages of installing one as they are about the advantages and benefits of installing one.  The following appear to be the three primary reasons … Continue reading

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The history of underfloor heating

Many people would assume that underfloor heating is something that only came about in recent years with the advent of modern technology; this is completely inaccurate. Underfloor heating has been around for literally thousands of years, with the Romans being … Continue reading

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Make Your House More Efficient with Water Underfloor Heating

Water underfloor heating is powered by the hot water from your boiler.  It is one of the most popular underfloor heating systems available and is extremely cost effective.  Easy to install in bathrooms and kitchens, as there are already hot … Continue reading

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How Does Water Underfloor Heating Work?

A water underfloor heating system can be installed in any type of building of any size, whether it is a business or a private home. If you are building a new house or constructing an extension to an existing building, … Continue reading

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The history of underfloor heating: Modern period

The history of underfloor heating comprises three main periods: the Roman, the Korean Three Kingdoms, and the modern. In the Roman period, floor heating used the hypocaust system, which funnelled hot air through underfloor passages and in-between wall spaces. This … Continue reading

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Laying Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating dates back to Roman times. It heats indoor spaces through either electrical wiring or heated water pipes installed beneath the floor.  The benefits of underfloor heating are that it heats a room slowly and for longer than regular … Continue reading

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DIY Under floor heating explained

Laying underfloor heating is a slightly more advanced DIY project than putting on a fresh lick of paint, but as with most DIY work, there is a wealth of information on the internet and in books and magazines to help … Continue reading

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