Underfloor Heating

Under floor heating was first used by the Romans whose homes were constructed with gaps, through which air warmed by an open fire, would pass, heating the building.

The first under floor heating systems developed in the UK used electric heating elements buried within floor screeds. These were heated over night using 'cheap rate' electricity. That method is expensive and does not allow you to properly control the heating in a building.

Modern, environmentally sustainable under floor heating systems has made it possible to reduce energy consumption by using low water temperatures.

With modern multilayer pipes, control systems and high efficiency boilers, the under floor heating systems being installed today are extremely comfortable, controllable and affordable. There is no need to install radiators, giving more room space. The heat is more evenly distributed and, importantly, dust is not circulated.

Under floor heating from the whole floor area of the house gently warms the air above, eliminating cold spots. The warm air convects from the floor surface losing approximately 2 degrees centigrade at 2.0 meters above the floor, which makes the system ideal for all ceiling heights.

Latest Underfloor Heating news

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