Underfloor Heating Manifolds: What do They do?

an underfloor heating manifold being installed
(Image credit: JK Floorheating)

An underfloor heating manifold is an integral part of your new underfloor heating (UFH) set-up, but for those who have never had a UFH system before, it's something you may not have come across. 

In essence, a manifold is the control centre for your underfloor heating, allowing you to individually control the zones designed into the system, ensuring warm water flows to the spaces that need heating and not to those that don't. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.