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DIY UFH should I attempt?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mordzy, 14 May 2019.

  1. mordzy


    10 Dec 2007
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    Hi All.

    Im currently doing as much as I can on a extension. Im looking to install some UFH and have laid 100mm celotex on the floor slab ready for the UFH pipes.

    The space is approx 90m2 with 3 rooms. Bedroom + ensuite and a living room. Ive watched plenty of videos and laying the pipe looks quite easy with the plastic clips into the celotex.

    Ive had a number of quotes ranging from 3 - 5k with a DIY kit being approx £1500. Is it reasonable to Lay the pipe yourself and ask a plumber to quote to pressure test, fill and bleed the system for me? and would that be a days work?

    Im just trying to work out if the hassle factor and potential of me getting it wrong is worth the saving I may make?
  2. In general,people are very wary of doing half the job,a major factor being,if there is a fault,who is to blame and stands the warranty.
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  4. ivixor


    4 Feb 2010
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    Pressure testing and filling it is surely the easiest part of the job!
  5. It is....The standing of the warranty for the home owners installed bit is the tricky bit
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