TECHNICAL

FLOOR CONSTRUCTION DIAGRAMS

If you intend to use our underfloor heating system, this information is important to your architect, structural engineer, and builder.  We always supply it with our underfloor heating quotes, and you should pass it on.

UFH PIPE INSTALLATION WITHIN A SLAB AND SCREED OR BEAM & BLOCK FLOOR

This floor construction provides the best response from the underfloor heating.  The most popular form of screed used is a liquid pouring or gypsum based screed, but a conventional concrete screed can also be used.  Read more...

Floor marked for UFH
Floor marked for UFH

Prior to installation of the underfloor heating pipe, the positions of fixtures and fittings such as kitchen units, baths, etc., are marked on the insulation.

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Sole plate to allow UFH screed flow
Sole plate to allow UFH screed flow

The stud wall frames were already fitted at this residential care home, and the joiner had thought ahead and left gaps below the frame to aid the flow of the concrete screed.

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Underfloor heating on both floors
Underfloor heating on both floors

UFH is installed to both floors in the majority of new build projects. 99% of our clients do this because when they install a heat pump with a designed flow temperature of 35 deg C, it awards their heating system with the maximum 6 stars for energy efficiency.

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Floor marked for UFH
Floor marked for UFH

Prior to installation of the underfloor heating pipe, the positions of fixtures and fittings such as kitchen units, baths, etc., are marked on the insulation.

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UFH PIPE INSTALLATION WITHIN A SUSPENDED TIMBER FLOOR

This method of installing underfloor heating within a suspended timber floor can be used for both ground and upper floor installations.  It is essential to use rigid board insulation for ground floors, but this is not necessary for upper floors.  Read more...

UFH in suspended timber floor
UFH in suspended timber floor

Underfloor heating installed in a suspended timber floor. Note the red paint at the ends of the battens to warn of the proximity of pipe once infilled.

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Suspended timber upper floor with UFH
Suspended timber upper floor with UFH

Underfloor heating installed throughout the upper floor of a new build cottage, as seen in one of our case studies.

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Underfloor heating pipes now invisible
Underfloor heating pipes now invisible

Underfloor heating pipes totally encased in infill, ready to dry out ahead of floor surface being laid. Now you can see why the red paint is helpful.

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UFH in suspended timber floor
UFH in suspended timber floor

Underfloor heating installed in a suspended timber floor. Note the red paint at the ends of the battens to warn of the proximity of pipe once infilled.

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UFH PIPE INSTALLATION BETWEEN THE JOISTS OF A SUSPENDED TIMBER FLOOR

There's no doubt about it, installing underfloor heating in an existing property means upheaval, and this method is suitable for joisted floors.  If you've decided to renovate your property to make it energy efficient, reconfigure the space, or your floors have to come up for some reason, there's nothing stopping you from having underfloor heating.  If that's the case, there's a lot of information you need to be aware of.  Read more, or contact us to discuss alternative methods such as the one shown in the gallery.

Floorboards removed, ready for insulation
Floorboards removed, ready for insulation

Floor preparation for retrofitting underfloor heating in Victorian cottage.

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Battens in place beneath joists
Battens in place beneath joists

Battens fixed to underside of joists, ready for rigid insulation board to be fitted for UFH.

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Underfloor heating manifold
Underfloor heating manifold

Underfloor heating pipes from the room come through the understairs cupboard from the right, to the manifold.

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Floorboards removed, ready for insulation
Floorboards removed, ready for insulation

Floor preparation for retrofitting underfloor heating in Victorian cottage.

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