new systems & underfloor heating
New radiator central heating system
Whenever we install a new gas central heating system, each room is correctly sized for heat losses and solar gains etc., therefore you are rest assured that each and every radiator fitted is correctly sized for each area. This means that it will guarantee your chosen design room temperature even with an external temperature as low as minus 3 degrees, also it will not be oversized, meaning you are not heating a bigger radiator than is necessary.
Choose from classical compact stove enamelled radiators with 5 year guarantee, designer radiators (horizontal or vertical), plinth heaters, fanned convectors or reproduction cast iron column radiators. Each radiator will be chosen to fit an area of your choice and with 5 height choices and numerous widths* there is always one that will look perfect for your room(s).
We have a great deal of experience with underfloor heating, which is becoming more and more popular because it provides a more comfortable heated environment as opposed to fixed radiators which provide localised heat and are often dangerously hot for children. Underfloor heating is normally at least twice the price of an equivalent radiator installation but the running costs are much cheaper once installed, it will feel more comfortable, save valuable wall space and have more accurate temperature control. Perfect for areas with very high ceilings, double height ceilings etc. where conventional radiators would be pointless. As a rough estimation on installation cost within a new buildings or extensions you should be budgeting @ approximately £75/m2 or on older properties where retrofitting @ £150/m2 plus VAT
Underfloor heating can be added to existing systems, for example if you extend the house or refurbish rooms. You can choose a wet system, running off your existing gas central heating, or choose an electric mat system with independant thermostat(s) control although electric UFH is much cheaper to have installed, the running costs are about three times as much as natural gas at the current time.
Underfloor heating will work especially well with new condensing boilers or better still solar or a Heat Pump system. With a Heat Pump, you can have the option of cooling your home during the heat of the summer at virtually no cost, making the process of cooling totally environmentally freindly which most air-conditioning system are not.
If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool, with a Heat Pump and underfloor heating, the cooling of your home in the summer can heat your swimming pool for free! saving hundreds or thousands of pounds running an expensive gas boiler to heat your pool.
* refers to compact radiators.
NEW CONDENSING COMBI BOILER & 6 RADIATOR SYSTEMS INSTALLED FROM AS LITTLE AS £2,995.00 PLUS VAT
NEW CONVENTIONAL CONDENSING GRAVITY OR SEALED SYSTEM BOILER, CYLINDER, CONTROLS & 6 RADIATORS INSTALLED FROM AS LITTLE AS £3,395.00 PLUS VAT
UNDERFLOOR HEATING FOR A NEW EXTENSION OR CONSERVATORY FROM ONLY £1,500.00 PLUS VAT INCLUDING MANIFOLD, PUMP STATION & PIPE.
A TYPICAL SOLID GROUND FLOOR INSTALLATION WITH AN AVERAGE 4 ROOMS (EACH APPROXIMATELY 16 SQUARE METRES), THEREFORE AVERAGE 8 SYSTEM MANIFOLD WITH INDEPENDENT SOLENOIDS PER CIRCIUT/ZONE & FLOW METRES, ALSO PUMP STATION, WITH SPECIAL UFH MIXING VALVE, ELECTRICAL THERMAL CUT OUT, GRUNDFOS ALPHA+ PUMP, INDIVIDUAL ROOM THERMOSTAT PER ROOM, QUALITY PEX ALUMINIUM PIPE & ALL SYSTEM PIPE WORK & WIRING TO/FROM BOILER WOULD COST AROUND £2,900.00 PLUS VAT. INCUDING FULL INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING.
CHECK OUT WWW.SCREWFIX.COM & YOU WILL SEE THAT THE MATERIALS ALONE WILL COST OVER £2,000.00!