Underfloor Heating Installation: How-to Lay Wet UFH Yourself

Workman handles underfloor heating piping ready to install it
Laying wet underfloor heating yourself is possible if you are a competent DIYer (Image credit: Getty)

Underfloor heating installation is not an easy task but for a competent DIYer it is one that could save you money on your project – if you have the right skills. 

While a lot of the underfloor heating installation can be carried out yourself, there are some aspects that are notifiable. These elements will therefore need to be completed by a qualified professional. The key ones being installing a new underfloor heating manifold for a wet system or connecting up a power source for electric underfloor heating.

Tim Pullen

Tim is an expert in sustainable building methods and energy efficiency in residential homes and writes on the subject for magazines and national newspapers. He is the author of The Sustainable Building Bible, Simply Sustainable Homes and Anaerobic Digestion - Making Biogas - Making Energy: The Earthscan Expert Guide.

His interest in renewable energy and sustainability was first inspired by visits to the Royal Festival Hall heat pump and the Edmonton heat-from-waste projects. In 1979

this initial burst of enthusiasm lead to him trying (and failing) to build a biogas digester to convert pig manure into fuel, at a Kent oast-house, his first conversion project.

Moving in 2002 to a small-holding in South Wales, providing as it did access to a wider range of natural resources, fanned his enthusiasm for sustainability. He went on to install renewable technology at the property, including biomass boiler and wind turbine.

He formally ran energy efficiency consultancy WeatherWorks and was a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows across the country.

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