One stop solution for your underfloor heating
Heated Floors was established in 2004 to provide professional advice, supply and installation of underfloor heating systems.
In 2022 Heated Floors joined ‘The Evans Group’, a family run group of businesses providing a range of plumbing, heating and mechanical services. Bringing their years of technical knowledge and experience, Heated Floors became the specialist Underfloor Heating Division of the Group.
WHAT WE DO?
Heated Floors offer a full technical design and advice service to help customers to correctly plan their project. Most products within our range are held in stock and available for collection or delivered next day when required. We can provide a full installation service, as well as supply only.
Our technical team can provide comprehensive advice on flooring options, layout and product selection and can fully design and quote on your project. We can work from any basic plans you are able to provide or, if required, arrange a site visit.
Heated Floors offers a variety of underfloor materials to suit any application or project. Our comprehensive range offers quality at competitive prices. Order a bespoke system or individual items, such as controls, pipes, manifolds….
We can manage any elements of the installation, testing, commissioning and aftercare. Our team of highly experienced installers and commissioning engineers can work closely with you and your contractors to fit within your project.
TRADE & DOMESTIC
Heated Floors provide services to traders, developers and directly to homeowners.
Contact us to discuss your requirements or to set up a trade account – Contact us
WHAT IS UNDERFLOOR HEATING?
With early systems developed by the Romans, the concept of underfloor heating is not new. Today modern underfloor heating systems are becoming increasingly popular due to the many advantages they have over standard radiator systems. In simple terms a strong flexible pipe is laid within the floor in a series of loops. These loops are then coupled to a central manifold above ground. The manifold is connected to the overall heating system and warm water is blended to the correct temperature and passed through the underfloor pipework. The heat from the pipes is then transferred into the whole floor, turning the whole floor into a large, efficient and invisible heat emitter. Underfloor heating can be installed in any property through the use of different flooring systems.
Underfloor heating comes with many benefits over a traditional radiator wet heating system.
Underfloor heating can be up to 25% more efficient compared to radiators
Heat gently emits from the floor and can feel warm underfoot
Radiators are not required where there is underfloor heating
Allows better use of heat across different rooms within the home
Heat from the floor creates less movement of dust for a healthier environment
Multiple options for underfloor heating to be installed in any property
Underfloor heating is designed to run at a lower temperature to radiators
The perfect combination to heat pumps and other renewable solutions
Solid Floor System – Clips and Rails
Underfloor heating pipe is fixed to pre-laid insulation (for example, Celetex) using either 60mm clips, adhesive backed clip and rail or a combination of both. Once laid and pressure tested the pipes are covered in typically 60-65mm of screed. This is generally considered as the most efficient form of underfloor heating with the conduction and heat storage abilities of the screed layer.
Solid Floor System – Fixing
An alternative to a Clips and Rail system is to use a Castellated Panel or Fixing panel system to secure the pipes. Once laid and pressure tested the pipes are covered in typically 60-65mm of screed. This is generally considered as the most efficient form of underfloor heating with the conduction and heat storage abilities of the screed layer. Castellated panels can also be provided with a thin layer of insulation on the under side where additional floor insulation is required.
Aluminium diffuser plates are used to hold the pipes and conduct heat to create a more even temperature in timber joisted floors. Where the original joists are set at mostly 400mm centres then it is possible to lay the plates directly between the existing joists for minimum rise in floor levels. Any notching to existing joists must comply to building regulations. It is advisable that the plates are in direct contact with the floor decking and insulation is required below to avoid downward heat transfer.
An alternative to the plate system is to use a ‘Pug’ system. This is useful when joist spacing is irregular or not at the right centres and a rise in the finish floor level is not possible. This can require more work to install, but does provide one of the best results on a suspended floor as it acts in the same way as a screed, where the sand/cement mix act an efficient conductor and a thermal store. Support is required below the insulation and a sand/cement mix is laid over the pipes and between the joists.
Overlay light System
1250x600x20mm foiled xps insulation panels, routed for 16mm pipe set at 150mm centres with three cross runs. These high-quality panels are best suited for floating floor applications and are not suitable for direct tiling over. Best practice is to apply a levelling compound to the floor substrate prior to laying the panels, and then to fit either a structural floor decking or a suitable engineered wood/laminate. Transit panels set at 50mm centres are also available to ease installations. (Typically allow 1.5 panels per 1sqm.)
Overlay Solid System
1200x600x20mm Cement faced xps insulated panels, routed for 16mm pipe set at 200mm centres. The panels require a solid base and should be stuck down with a flexible tile adhesive prior to laying and pipe. Once set, the panels are suitable to tile over, again using a flexible tile adhesive. Transit panels set at 50mm centres are also available to ease installations. (Typically use 1.5 panels per sqm)
PRODUCT SUPPLY AND PACKAGES
With over 20 years of experience our staff can provide you assistance on product selection and suitability. With so many underfloor heating suppliers to choose from it can be hard to pick products that are of good quality and right for your project. At Heated Floors we offer both a Premium and a Trade range so catering for all budgets.
Quotations are prepared together with a project sheet detailing the zones and loops required. Where required, a scaled AutoCAD pipe layout can be provided as a cost option.
If you know what you need, then we also supply individual parts.
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Heated Floors provide services to traders, developers and directly to homeowners
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Office Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 8am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 1pm
Unit 5, Jacksons Industrial Estate,
Bourne End, Bucks,