Michael Magson Ltd

Plumbing and Heating Engineers

Serving Pickering and the Ryedale area

01751 47753707702 268555

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is an alternative to radiators where warm water circulates through pipes located within the structure of your floor (known as "wet" system; a "dry" system uses electric mats to warm the floor). This creates an evenly-distributed heat, radiating from the floor upwards. Stone, tile, wood and some carpet surfaces can then sit on top of this warm floor.

Advantages of Underfloor Heating

There are many advantages to heating a room in this way, including:

New Builds, Extensions or Existing Floors

If you are planning a new build or extension to your existing property, it is well worth considering including underfloor heating in your designs, as the system can easily be incorporated into your floor as it is being built.

Underfloor heating can be retro-fitted into existing buildings too, but this can be more disruptive as your existing floor may need to be removed or altered. Alternatively, water pipes could be laid on top of your existing floor then covered with a new floor surface, but this does alter floor levels which may mean doorways and skirting boards need raising. Consequently, adding underfloor heating to an existing room is often done as part of more extensive renovation works (such as improving floor insulation levels).

For free advice on how you can benefit from underfloor heating and the practicalities of installing it in your property, get in touch with Michael Magson.