Choosing Emitters: Underfloor Heating vs. Radiators

Arteplano acid-etched copper radiator by Bisque
(Image credit: Bisque)

Your choice of heating emitter will dictate the way in which heat is distributed and, crucially, how you experience it in your home. What’s more, choosing between underfloor heating and radiators is often the starting point for choosing a new heating system for a self build or renovation project.

There are three main options:

Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside.