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A popular feature which is becoming more and more common in homes, underfloor heating is a great way to add value to your property and keep your toes warm all year round. Curious about the cost of installing underfloor heating? Thinking about introducing this energy efficient heating feature into your home? This page has everything you’ll need to know about finding and hiring a local underfloor heating specialist.

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We cover all areas inside M25 of London and offer a friendly reliable service. We are Part P Registered Company. Our registration is with NICEIC who are the largest electrical governing bodies in the country.

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Reviewed by Pedram on 5/10/2019

Andrzej and his team were quick to respond to the ad. After an initial assessment of the work, I received a detailed quote the same day. Within a couple of days, Andrzej and his team started the job in the morning and finished the same day. They were punctual, professional, and their expertise was flawless. The team was very friendly, respectful, and cleaned up after the job was done. The team tested everything and delivered top quality work. T&K Electric holds my highest recommendation. Best-in-class team!

Delta electrical carrying out all works to 18th edition regs niceic regestered all types of electrical work carried out from single socket to full rewire fault finding security lighting fuseboard upgrades no job too small

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Reviewed by Kareem on 5/10/2019

Very helpful. On time and efficient.

ELECTROFLEX is a small family owned electrical business consisting of myself and my two sons. We have 25 years of electrical experience and pride ourselves in keeping prices low and quality high. You will be pleased...

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Reviewed by Sarah on 14/9/2019

Fantastic work, already asking for quote for more work can’t recommend highly enough

No job too big or small

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Reviewed by Steve on 14/10/2019

Quick contact, came out and fixed the leak the same day, great service

Andrews Electrical Solutions 30 years experienced electricians all electrical work undertaken

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Reviewed by Chris on 10/9/2019

Mark did a great little job for me. Neat work and tidied up after himself. Good communications, and a friendly guy. Recommended.

We are a family business with over 30years experience in the electrical industry, we hold full NICEIC Approved Contractor status, ECA registered members and accredited under CHAS health and safety we offer free no obligation quotes at competitive rates

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Reviewed by Ian on 6/10/2019

Great service. First time on rated will not be the last

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Reviewed by Robert on 6/9/2019

Trevor was extremely knowledgeable & dilligent and did a first class job. Very tidy and would happily use his services again. Thanks Trevor

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

Providing professional electrical solutions for you, when you need them. Covering all of Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

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Reviewed by Firoz on 13/9/2019

Excellent work for a reasonable price! Accidentally damaged underfloor heating mat promptly repaired and tested. Highly recommended!

Daniel

Electric underfloor heating

Hi! If you need a trader (electrician,plumber ,handyman)to work in your home or commercial place who is reliable, punctual, polite, friendly and with consideration and care for your home, then you found the right person to contact Daniel. I have more than 15 years experience in electric work and handyman.

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Reviewed by Lynn on 1/10/2019

Punctual, professional and honest. I recommend!

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Electric underfloor heating specialists - what you need to know

Below you’ll find information to help you understand the different types of underfloor heating systems and the tradespeople who can fit them. Find answers to the most common questions and a guide to costs.

What does underfloor heating involve?

Underfloor heating works by producing radiant heat. The floor’s turned into one big radiating surface, which heats the room up and gets rid of any cold spots. There are two types of systems to choose from – electric and water-based (wet). Plumbers and heating engineers can fit water-based systems, whereas electricians will be able to do your electric underfloor heating installation. You’ll also find that many flooring specialists can fit both types of systems.

What is the cost of installing underfloor heating?

A water-based underfloor heating system will cost you around £100 per square metre, although individual costs will vary once you add on floor preparation, underlay and labour. If you have timber joists, you’ll need aluminium sheets to reflect heat and that’ll add around £10 per sheet to the total cost. Electric system underfloor heating installation will be roughly half the price but it’ll cost more to run.

Ask for an advanced, programmable energy-monitor thermostat (instead of a basic one with an on and off function) to programme your heating settings by different areas. It’ll mean you can set the heating for certain areas in the house and only have it on when you’ll be getting use out of it. The energy monitor function will also show you the electric underfloor heating cost of running the system, helping you to budget and keep costs down.

What’s the difference between a water-based system and an electric system?

Electric system – electricity powers the wire that’s installed underneath the floor level to produce heat. It’s directly underneath the floor covering and doesn’t rely on a central heating system to work, making it a good choice for retrofits, one-room installations or use in rooms where the sub-floor level has already been set. The wire that’s installed is thin (around 3mm), so you won’t normally have to adjust the level of the floor to accommodate it.

Water system – pipes are connected to a boiler or another source of heat to heat up the water. This water then circulates in the pipes beneath the flooring to produce heat. When the system’s installed, it’s fitted to the structural sub-floor and screeded over to help spread the heat, raising the height of the flooring. Because of this, it’s best suited to new-builds or during big refurbishments where the sub-floor can accommodate the pipework and cement screed more easily.

Underfloor heating vs. radiators

Radiators heat you from the head down, whereas underfloor heating works from the ground up. These different techniques mean that heat is more evenly distributed throughout the space with underfloor heating.

If you’re deciding whether to choose underfloor heating or stick with traditional radiators, it’s worth thinking about how much time you’ll spend at home and in different rooms. Underfloor heating can take up to six hours to slowly warm up a room and can be slow to cool down, so a combination of both can sometimes be a better idea instead of having underfloor heating throughout the whole house.

Choosing to have your electric underfloor heating installation on the ground floor and keep radiators upstairs could give you the benefits of an evenly heated space downstairs, plus let you have instant heat when you want it upstairs. You’d just need to turn on a bathroom radiator or heated towel rail in the bathroom. It all depends on how much use you’d get out of having heating underfoot upstairs and whether you’d want the room to cool down quickly if you decided to sleep.

From an interior design perspective, you could have more freedom with underfloor heating downstairs, as you won’t have to incorporate the positioning of radiators and plug sockets when making decisions on décor and the layout of the room.

How do I know if the system’s working properly?

One of the biggest misconceptions about underfloor heating is that you’ll feel it underneath your feet. The truth is the marker of a well-functioning system is that you won’t be able to feel it. The floor won’t be cold, but it won’t be obviously warm. Because of that, it’s worth having the system checked once a year by a qualified heating engineer to make sure it’s working as it should and not costing you more money to run. Problems are rare but if something should go wrong, engineers can normally use an infra-red camera to check where the issue is and fix it without having to lift the entire floor. 

The best flooring finishes for underfloor heating

Underfloor heating works with all sorts of floor finishes, but the best choices are the ones that transmit the most heat, like tile or stone. Carpet will hold onto some heat but still be effective. If you can, avoid wood, as not only can it expand and move with heat, it’s a natural insulator so you won’t notice enough of a difference to justify spending money on the heating.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

If you’re having going ahead with your electric underfloor heating installationed, you’ll need a tradesperson who is’s Part P certified to carry out the work. If you’re having a water-based system installed, there are no specific qualifications needed – you’ll just want a plumber or heating engineer who’s handy at connecting pipes and raising floors if needed.

What is Part P?

Part P is a specific part of building regulations which says that if you’re carrying out electrical installation work in a home, you need to design it and install it in a way that protects people from fire and electric shocks. When a tradesperson has this certification, they’re Part P certified. This means they can self-certify that their work complies with building regulations, instead of you needing to report work to your local authority’s building control department for approval.

Insurance for underfloor heating work

There’s no legal requirement for tradespeople to have insurance but it’s good practice for them to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against potential claims for property damage and personal injury.

Building regulations for underfloor heating work

You’ll only need to seek building regulations approval if you choose to have electric underfloor heating installed and your tradesperson isn’t Part P certified.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they show you examples of underfloor heating they’ve installed for other customers?
  • How long does the guarantee last?
  • Do they have insurance and what does this cover?
  • If you’ve chosen an electric underfloor heating installationthey’re fitting an electric system, do they have a Part P qualification?
  • Will they be doing the work by themselves or will they be working with somebody else? If somebody else, can they tell you what experience the person has, any relevant qualifications and whether they’re covered by insurance?

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