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  1. dazboj

    dazboj New Member

    I'm having a full house refurb and extensions built and had always been keen to have underfloor heating and no radiators. We don't have any plans for a fire or burner either.

    Does anyone have any experience living solely with UFH?
    Would you recommend it or should I maybe go with UFH for the large kitchen diner and rads in the bedrooms?
    I estimate the house to end up approximately 220m2. How many thousands do think I should put aside for something of this scale.

  2. snowhead

    snowhead Plumber

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  3. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Don't put underfloor in bedrooms, no point.
  4. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Underfloor downstairs, rads upstairs.
  5. dazboj

    dazboj New Member

    Thanks guys. I think I've decided to drop the whole house idea.
    I'll probably go for upstairs in 2 bathrooms, and downstairs everywhere except living room as I'd rather have a nice thick pile carpet.
  6. Gray0689

    Gray0689 Trusted Plumber GSR

    And why is that??
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  7. Gray0689

    Gray0689 Trusted Plumber GSR

    Underfloor heating is perfect for a full house
    As long as the calcs work out
    House needs to be thermal efficient
    And a liquid screed is a very good option
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  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Depends how big the room is but most of the underfloor would be covered by bed/ furniture
  9. StephenF

    StephenF New Member

    UFH throughout - it is suitable floor all floor types / coverings. Much reduced running cost, no rads on walls (other than bathroom towel rails) - no issue with it in bedrooms. Far more comfortable & far easier to control.
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  10. TheFloorHeatingStore

    TheFloorHeatingStore New Member

    Absolutely. You can still have your carpet in bedrooms. Carpet companies not have tog ratings for their carpets and underlays. much nicer than unslightly radiators
  11. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Absolute waste of money in bedrooms.

    Why the need for peak or background heating in a room that is either unoccupied or you are wrapped in a 13.5 tog quilt.

    Money to burn then crack on. Failing that then rads on a seperate zone for the bedrooms.
  12. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

  13. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    With those old Victorian properties the first problem you'll have is the insulation. The floors and walls need to be very good insulated otherwise you will have too much heat loss / basically you'd heat for nothing. Like Simon said already is no point of having ufh in bedrooms. Bathrooms and big kitchen are great.
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