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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 are fully compliant with BS7671 & are guided by IET regulations to ensure we deliver the most accurate & up-to-date information possible. We follow all electrical safety regulations. Outstanding knowledge of commercial & residenstial installations.

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Reviewed by Harry on 24/10/2020

Felix was prompt and knew what he was doing.

We have been an established company for over 11 years & offer an Honest, Reliable and Professional service with competitive rates. All types of Household & Small Commercial Electrical work are carried out by us, including Inspection & Testing (Electrical Condition Reports) for Customers wishing to have the condition of their Electrics checked also for Purchasing of Property, especially for Solicitors/Estate Agents including Landlord Inspections. Our main priority is to ensure a High Level of Customer Satisfaction which we feel we are confident in achieving, as once someone becomes a customer of ASW Electrical, they stay a customer. We find that we have a lot of repeat business and as well as new customer recommendations. We are an ELECSA registered company which also means Part 'P' Registered which means all work carries a Warranty of 6 years and will be Certificated. We are City & Guilds qualified to Latest Regulation Standards. We are happy to discuss and answer any questions anyone may have, face to face or over the phone so please fell free to contact us, No matter how irrelevant or small you think the job is we are more than happy to please.

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Reviewed by Richard on 3/7/2020

Tony and Craig worked relentlessly to get this job completed in time. I chose ASW due to Tony's attention to detail, his passion for his his trade and professionalism. He was the only bidder prepared to commit to all the hard work and to put a price on it - a clear reflection of his experience. It was a tough job, needing lots of 'hands on' effort around the house to get the work done and the guys just got on and made it happen top job.

Welcome to pipeline gas and plumbing, where we provide a fast and reliable response for our customers with 24hr service. At pipeline we don't just look at getting the job done but we thrive on satisfaction and customer service. After becoming a fully qualified plumber employed for several years working within the industry from working on a simply dripping tap, House refurbishments and New developments. Now having gained the confidence and expertise to reach my goal and branching out to working self-employed. Priding myself and my work on reliability, Customer service, Tidy work and gaining another happy customer  On Call 24/7  Always Happy To Be Of Services

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Reviewed by Evelyn on 9/10/2020

I still have your last email saying you were sorry you didn’t. Let us no you could not come And you where working no a self build that was much later in the day I have nothing more to say

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

sole trader electrician. Happy to take on all aspects of electrical installation and maintenance work.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 6/5/2019

Will use this electrician in the future good job and reasonable price

Welaways Builders a former sister company of Welaway Systems was established in 1977 Free Quotations and Advice Choose us and you will be Welaway - We can Provide gas safe engineers and NIC Electricians.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 8/10/2020

Great service and very professional.

Art Build

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ArtBuild is a Sufollk based building and conversion company who have been trading for 15years, aiming to provide a reliable, honest and friendly service at a most competitive price, with added trade discounts. Our quality of work speaks for itself and client requirements are generally exceeded. We have been refitting kitchens, bathrooms and tiling for the past 16years, learning those skills first before other general handyman skills. Every job we do is different, and so I wouldn't like to pigeon hole the jobs we can do, or even what we are capable of achieving. We definitely enjoy a challenge and love a new exciting project.

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Reviewed by Lila on 15/10/2020

Trustworthy friendly and very professional he made my home look absolutely beautiful would definatley recommend him

No job too big or small... From the ordinary to the extraordinary

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Reviewed by Joyce on 14/6/2017

Matt gave me a reasonable quote for the job, turned up on time and completed the work more quickly and efficiently than anticipated, which was very convenient. He was polite, friendly, gave helpful advice and left the kitchen very clean and tidy. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone needing building work.

I am a serious person and I like working with serious people. Our company performs all kinds of work indoor and outdoor

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Reviewed by caroline on 7/10/2020

Quick efficient service would recommend

Established for over 10 years, we provide commercial and domestic electrical services that are second to none. Whether you’re looking for electrical installations or CCTV repairs, we can handle all aspects of your electrical requirements. We can provide you with a fast and efficient electrical service. If you’re looking for domestic and commercial electricians, look no further than R.A.I.T. Electrical.

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Reviewed by Keith on 6/8/2019

Explained everything they had to to,and worked very professionally and thoroughly. Tidying up when the had finished. It was also very reasonably price I would certainly use them again.

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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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