How It Works
Myths & Legends
best drawings for providing a quotation are scale drawings of
your floor layouts and elevations. If you don't have scale drawings,
then you need to provide as many dimensions as you can possibly
include on the drawings. We need the drawings of the elevations
of the building because we calculate the heat lost through the
fabric of the building, especially through the glazing, so that
we know how much heat your underfloor heating needs to replace.
We can't do this if we don't know the size of your windows or
the type of glazing you're using.
sending drawings by e-mail, please send them in either AutoCAD
LT 2000, .pdf,
need to know how the floors will be constructed so that we can
quote for the correct fixings to hold the pipe down. Slab plus
screed is the best one for a ground floor.
type of glazing you use can make a big difference to your heat
loss, especially in places like conservatories and rooms with
full glass walls. You can either specify the type of insulation,
or give us the 'u' value. If you're not sure, your architect
more insulation you include in the building the better for your
fuel economy, and the planet of course. You should ideally tell
us the 'u' values of the exterior walls and the roof,
or at least tell us the quantity of insulation you will be using.
Again, your architect will know the 'u' values.
Gone are the days when you could just talk about having
a boiler. Your choices these days are varied to say the least.
You could have a heat pump, a biomass
boiler, a traditional boiler, or a combination of any number of
heat sources contributing to a thermal store.
heat pumps and underfloor heating
are a match made in heaven. The water from a heat pump is produced
at a lower temperature than a boiler, and you need less underfloor
heating controls. Hence the reason we need you to be specific
- we like to give accurate quotes.
Whatever you put on your floor it will have an effect on the output
of the heating system. Tiles and stone work best because they
have a good thermal mass, meaning they conduct the heat better.
you're having hardwood
of some kind, you need to say if it's natural or engineered hardwood.
If you use natural hardwood we will include floor sensors to restrict
the temperature of the floor and protect the hardwood. If you
use an engineered hardwood the floor sensors probably won't be
necessary, unless the engineered hardwood manufacturer recommends
that you fit them.
is the most insulating floor covering of all, and you should be
careful not to use a thick carpet with underfloor heating. We
do not recommend laying carpets over hardwood flooring of any
of the Project
You may be living in one
place, but building in another. Please let us know where your
like such a simple thing, but you'd be surprised how many people
don't provide a phone number. And they're usually the people we
need to contact quickly to request more information from them
for their quote! We don't believe in hard sell, and will only
call you if we need more information. Even if you're requesting
your quote by e-mail, we need your address to be able to send
the full document to you. It amounts to a booklet full of information
that will help you and the other trades involved in your project,
to plan your installation. So when you receive your quote, please
discuss the information it contains with your project manager,
or the other trades on site. Some of the information we include
is created in software you might not have, which is the main the
reason for posting a hard copy.
Please click the button below for a .pdf printable quotation questionnaire.
Either complete the information and send it by post with hard
copies of the requested drawings, or print it as a check list
of the information to put in your e-mail accompanying your drawings
in the file formats requested above.
for a printable form.