From the United States of America? - Checkout our specific plumbing forum for you:USA Plumbing Forum

Discuss Help with RetroFit UFH in the Water Underfloor Heating Installations area at PlumbersForums.net

Hi, first time poster here so be gentle!

Background, im not a plumber but very competent DIYer a ships engineer which basically means i do plumbing and boilers on a rather large scale! so i have decent know how.
But i also know my limits as well.

So basically we have bought a 4 bed bungalow which currently has electric storage heaters (we haven't moved in yet but they are Rubbish)
Ideal thing is to retrofit the house with UFH.
Now we are just starting with the renovation, new kitchen, flooring etc
I have access to the full underneath of the house from a basement, although its not full height i can get everywhere, and there are lights etc there, the under floor is not insulated yet

the debate im having with myself is do i go Overlay UFH or fit from below with aluminum plate like the Clippa Plate from Nu-Heat, this means no height buildup and i can do it at my leisure (for want of a better way to put it)

has anyone installed UFH from below and how has it worked out??

also due to funds i may do the main living spaces with it now and fit rads in bedrooms until i do everything later does this seem silly or like an ok idea?

most likely going for an oil fired boiler (no mains gas etc) or possibly air source heat pump but my knowledge of these are limited and would have a plumber install either and commission the whole system

house is not bad for insulation and id be insulating under the floor anyway regardless of UFH or not

anyway thanks in advance for any advice

Cheers
 

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer

ShaunCorbs

Staff member
S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer

Reply to Help with RetroFit UFH in the Water Underfloor Heating Installations area at PlumbersForums.net. Plumbing questions, answers, tips and tricks.

Plumbing and Plumbers

Plumbing Workwear

Shower Power Booster

Water Underfloor Heating

CORGI Direct for Plumbers

The Wetroom Store

Plumbase Spares

New Posts Threads Members

Top