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Comparing Quotes

by Damien Wilkinson
If you have received a quote that appears to be cheaper than an UFH1 quote it could have significantly less equipment or equipment of lower quality than ours – for example another company specifying pipe 300mm spacing where we might put 200mm spacing, digital or dial thermostats etc., etc and we would either re-quote to match or point out where the differences are. We always specify our equipment with a full itemised list to do the job properly without cutting corners or quoting with vague equipment lists and usually find that ‘cheaper’ quotations fall short on equipment and/or quality and invariably the customer ends up having to fork out later for items “......that weren’t included”
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Can I have underfloor heating with joisted floors?

by Damien Wilkinson
Underfloor Heating in Joisted Floors There are three main types of floor joists: 1. Standard timber joists. Usually 9” x 2” at 400mm centres in homes built since 2000 but often smaller in older homes. Chipboard or planked flooring is usually nailed or screwed to them. Installing Underfloor Heating – Option a)  Wooden battens are fixed down the lengths of each joist 100mm/75mm from the top of the joist and 75/50mm foil backed insulation (such as Kingspan, Celotex etc.) is fitted in between the joists and supported by the battens. A 25mm gap is needed from the top of the insulation to the top of the joist. The pipes are stapled to the insulation and then, depending on the size of the joists, a sand/cement mix can be fitted to create thermal mass. The biscuit mix adds 20kg/m2 so the suitability of this should be checked with your building surveyor.
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What is the average cost of underfloor heating?

by Damien Wilkinson
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.
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Underfloor Heating Explained

by Damien Wilkinson
Underfloor heating could hardly be described as a new concept when the original concept can be traced back to the Neolithic period. The inhabitants dug trenches under their floors and used the smoke to heat the floor stones, a method that is unlikely to get past today’s building regulations. This original idea however has evolved into the two main systems used in present times, which use fluid filled pipes or electrical cables and mats.
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What is the Cost of Underfloor Heating?

by Damien Wilkinson
When analysing the cost of underfloor heating you really need to break it down into two areas: Installation Running Costs   Installation Costs 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  
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