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Hi All,

Thank you for your time!

FTB's - We're moving into a new property in 2-3 months time which currently has an old-style gas multipoint water heater and electric storage heaters, but no central heating.

The property is a 1950-1960s end-of-terrace three bedroom, would there be any reccomended methods to hide the central heating pipes underneath the floor so they don't go across the wall or up into the ceiling at all? We'll ask the installers to fit the new boiler in the kitchen and we estimate having 9-10 radiators.

For hiding the pipes under the floor, would this be at additional cost? The house needs skiming all throughout and new ceiling plasterboards anyhow, but we would want to plaster it room-by-room due to cost. We were hoping to pay up to 5k for the boiler and central heating installation.

Kind Regards,
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Depends on the floors:
1. Ground floor:
1a. If concrete, disruptive and expensive to lay below floor.
1b. If floorboards above a void relatively easy unless floor covered with tiles / laminate.
1c. If chip boarded floor (unlikely given age) reasonably easy but not as easy as floor boards.
2. First floor:
2a. If floorboards generally relatively easy unless floor covered with tiles / laminate.
2b. If chip boarded floor (unlikely given age) reasonably easy but not as easy as floor boards.
2c. If ceilings coming down, may be possible to install pipes from below.
3. It will cost more to put pipes under the floors than to run them down the walls, but it looks a lot better. How much cost depends on type of floor and who makes good. Do floors need to come up for electrical works?
 

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