Retrofit Underfloor Heating: The Ultimate Guide

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Retrofit underfloor heating can be a good choice for a renovation project but it may not be a simple matter. Underfloor heating (UFH) has become almost the de facto standard for self build projects. Putting it into a new build is simple, effective, relatively cheap and adds a touch of luxury. 

Renovating a house does not offer the same blank canvas and there will always be issues and problems to overcome and complications could push the price up. It can be difficult for a renovation to achieve the same level of energy efficiency as a new build and that could cast doubt over the effectiveness of UFH. 

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.