Underfloor Heating

How it works

Underfloor heating works by pumping a controlled flow of warm water from any heat source through plastic tubing embedded in the floor. Because the emitting area is large, sufficient warmth is provided even on a cold winter day with no need for supplementary heating.

Is my property suitable for underfloor heating ?

All new UK properties will be suitable for underfloor heating, as they will have been built to current building guidelines on insulation and air tightness.

Older properties can also benefit from underfloor heating. GSM recommends that levels of insulation in older buildings should be improved broadly in line with current Building Regulations. Where this is not possible other improvements, such as double-glazing, will help.

If improvements are impractical, for instance in a listed building, underfloor heating can still be fitted but it may require a higher flow temperature and closer spacing than in a well-insulated property. GSM has a number of products for all different floor constructions  that are specifically designed to give high efficiency outputs making them suitable for older, less insulated properties. GSM will always provide specific information on the expected heat output of every system and give a clear indication of any areas that may experience a shortfall on the very coldest days. If we believe that the property is unsuitable for underfloor heating, we will always tell you.

For more information please contact us on 01531 – 828782 or fill in the form below for a Free Site Survey.


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