Underfloor Heating System Installations
With improvements in efficiency and climate control in homes, underfloor heating installations have increased in popularity. GM Floor Screeds undertake the full supply and installation of underfloor heating systems and all of which are designed to CIBSE standards via our CAD engineers.
Our heating systems are a series of electric wires and heating sheets that are installed beneath or within your flooring. They are usually placed on top of a layer of screed to ensure the surface is flat and a layer of floor insulation to ensure the heat travels upwards rather than down. Consequently, this improves the amount of heat loss in your building, therefore, reducing your energy bills.
Installing Heating Systems Under your Floor
Our underfloor heating installation process is simple. Once the floor has been removed and the insulation has been laid, mats are then put in place. Additionally, we will also fit a floor sensor that connects to the thermostat so that you can tell what temperature the floor is running at.
Electric heating systems are then covered in a layer of screed that assists with insulation and helps the heat generate to be felt quicker. After the screed is laid, you must allow it to dry naturally. This process should take no longer than 7 days before your heating system is then turned on.
Advantages of Installing Our Underfloor Heating Systems
There are many advantages to installing heating systems below the floor in your household. These include:
- They provide comfortable radiant heat from the floor which will heat the whole room far quicker than a radiator for a lifetime.
- When installed properly, underfloor heating does not require any maintenance.
- It is child friendly. This is because it is underground and therefore cannot harm or burn a child if accidentally touching it like a radiator.
- Can be controlled wirelessly by your smartphone or tablet.
Underfloor Heating Installation FAQs
Underfloor heating is a series of electric wires and heating sheets that are installed beneath or within your flooring to simply warm your floor or act as a primary heating source to replace your radiators.
Underfloor heating systems work similar to radiators. The system heats the room through a series of pipes or cables, depending on the type of under floor heating system you have installed, however, it heats the room from the ground up.
There are four many benefits of underflooring heating. These include improved comfort levels. Low running costs, greater interior design freedom as no radiators, free wall space and enhanced safety and health.
No matter the size, age or construction of your house, it will more than likely be compatible with an under-floor heating system.
There are two ways in which under floor heating can be installed in a property – whilst the property is being built or it can be fitted after the property has been built. Obviously, the easiest way to install UFH is when a property is being built or renovated.
Any floor type can be laid on top of a under floor heating system, however, there are some types of flooring which work better with the system than others.
Also with some types of flooring, there are certain specifications you must abide by in order for the under floor heating to be as efficient and effective as possible.
Why Choose GM Floor Screeds for Your Heating Installation?
GM Floor Screeds have been installing underfloor heating systems for over 10 years. Alongside our expertise, we have a 50-year guarantee on our underfloor heating solutions provided our guidelines have been followed.