How It Works
Myths & Legends
you choose to have a hippopotamus in every room of your house?
Of course not, no. Well a radiator takes up as much room as
a hippopotamus and is almost as attractive to look at. The other
thing about them is that in these days of rapidly rising fossil
fuel prices, radiators are expensive to run as well, taking
lots of your hard-earned cash to keep you warm. Underfloor heating
costs up to 20% less to run, even if you're running a traditional
savings in fuel alone are enough to convince people to install
underfloor heating as opposed to outdated radiator systems,
and the more fuel prices rise, the more you would save. And
if you would like to save even more, you should seriously consider
using renewable energy devices to provide your hot water, heating,
and perhaps also your electrical requirements.
don't deny that underfloor heating costs a bit more to install
than radiators, but it's probably not as much of a difference
as you think. Subtract the difference from the extra that radiators
will cost you to run, and underfloor heating will come out a
clear winner in the economy stakes. See our case
studies for an interesting costing exercise we did.
you enjoy Channel 4's 'Grand Designs' as much as we do, you'll
no doubt have noticed that most of the projects covered have underfloor
heating. The days of the radiator are undoubtedly numbered in
new buildings as architects find it increasingly difficult to
achieve the required 'u' values.
heating is ideal for any project, from a simple conservatory or
house extension, to a large warehouse, shopping centre, airport,
football pitch, car park ramp, or swimming pool. It is particularly
effective in areas with high ceilings or open galleries as the
heat is where you are... on the floor, not up at the ceiling!
concentrate our energy on your heating requirements. We have installed
all possible permutations of underfloor heating in all types of
When you use us to supply and/or install your underfloor heating
you are investing in the sum total of our combined knowledge and
expertise. Because we know all about underfloor heating, we are
your safety net to a successful project.
could combine your system with a heat pump, which is a device
that replaces a carbon fuelled boiler. Heat
pumps extract energy from the ground or the outside air and
convert that to heat water, both for your space heating and your
domestic hot water.
could also link solar panels, a log burning stove, etc. into your
system. Using a buffer store, you can combine multiple heat sources
to supply your underfloor heating and lots of lovely hot water.
For more information on renewable energy devices, please visit
our renewable energy page.