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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 a family owned bathroom and gas specialist with over 30Years experience in bathrooms and all aspects of gas including installation servicing landlords safety checks and breakdowns.We can help you with all aspects of your bathroom design to install

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Reviewed by Robyn on 6/10/2020

Quickly contacted me to give a quote, quote was very reasonable and no unexpected or hidden costs. Start date was quick and whole bathroom was completed within 2 weeks. They kept us updated on progress throughout and offered us good quality materials at a reasonable price. Bathroom looks amazing, a world away from where it started! A very professional and friendly experience throughout. Would highly recommend.

Honest, professional electrical contractors who pride ourselves in excellent customer care and highest quality electrical installations. We offer a wide range of electrical services including: - Home Rewires - Kitchen wiring - Bathroom wiring upgrades - CCTV - Solar PV - Heat Pumps - TV aerials - EICR’s And much more! We really pride ourselves on our professionalism and high standards. Get in touch and arrange a free no-obligation quotation. You will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed by Ashley on 21/1/2021

Very happy with the service and quality of work from initial enquiry to finished job! I needed a new socket and hdmi point for a wall mounted TV at short notice, and Dewi managed to squeeze me in. Extremely satisfied with the whole experience and would highly recommend!

We offer a range of services from, conditioning reports, building control notifications and general electrical works such as garden out building supplies, fuse board replacements, new light fittings/sockets and rewires. A fully NAPIT registered company.

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Reviewed by Rob on 8/11/2020

Couldn’t asked for more - all as promised, no hesitation in recommending

Hi I'm Mike from A&M Electical. At A&M Electrical we cater for a variety of different jobs weather it is as small as changing a pendant to a full house rewire. We have many years experience and specialise in rewires. hope to here from you soon, Mike.

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Reviewed by Dianne on 29/3/2021

Very happy with the job.Nice guys and very tidy.What more could you want

Hants Electrical Services are an NIC EIC approved contractor

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Reviewed by Gaurav on 21/5/2020

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Arealight: A well established, family run business since 1986. We pride ourselves on efficient, cost effective electrical work with high end presentation and are here for all of our clients needs regardless how small or large their requirements may be. Arealight: NIC/EIC members for 34 years, serving our domestic and commercial clients with pride.

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Reviewed by Susan on 25/8/2020

Steve called immediately and arranged for someone to come and look at the job. I then had a no obligation quote. There was no pressure just honest information. I was kept informed and made aware of what could be done. They were both very polite and did not rush off for the next job. They asked if I was happy with everything before leaving. I would recommend this company and will have them back in the future for further work.

Hi, we are a NICEIC Electrical Engineering firm, we have over 10 years experience in a wide range of Engineering We specialise in Electrical, Electronics, Domestic heating, and Plumbing. We offer you a competitive quotation rate and treat you professionally, with respect and we are very friendly. We can honour you with a great results at the end of all our work. We work to the up to date standards for example, Electrical Standards which is the 18th Edition, NICEIC Part P and MInstMC.

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Reviewed by Paul on 26/7/2020

Very conscientious, great attention to quality of job. Good communication and punctual. Kept things neat and tidy as he worked I would definitely recommend using him

DK HOME is a professional building company with over 25 years experience. We offer full home refurbishment, help design your dream place and finish the project to the highest standards. We cover North West and Central London areas Builder handyman. Loft conversion, House extensions and full Refurbishment . Full package including an architect, council application, structural engineering and Building control.

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Reviewed by Kate on 22/7/2020

Daniel turned up on time on the day agreed without fuss and got through a list of electrical, decorating and repairs jobs at speed and with great competence. The coving he put up is immaculate and the electrics are tidy and he clearly knows his stuff. Would ask him to work again.

We are North London Based Building Company offering the following services: Carpentry/Joinery,Painting/Decorating,General Builduing work. Our motto is : ALWAYS AIM FOR PERFECTION

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Reviewed by samar on 20/3/2021

Zoltan was great. He took the time to design and plan with us, had a lot of patience for working out the detail... he was very clear in giving us timing brackets and delivering within that time. He loves what he does, and that is very visible in the quality of the carpentry and joinery he delivers. We would definitely recommend him to anyone as we are very happy with the results.

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.

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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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