Okay to put underfloor heating beneath kitchen appliances?

Joined
26 Dec 2007
Messages
171
Reaction score
3
Location
London
Country
United Kingdom
I am having underfloor heating installed throughout my property. The fitter has asked if would like the heating under the new wood floor which extends beneath the kitchen units and appliances.

As the flat gets bitterly cold in winter, I don't want to allow any cold air to enter the flat anywhere. If there are issues with heat rising through the floor to let's say the fridge, I thought this could be solved but putting an insulation board between the fridge and the wood floor.

Is it okay to have underfloor heating under kitchen appliances and are insulation boards a solution to preventing the heat from affecting the appliances?
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
1 Dec 2008
Messages
76
Reaction score
0
Location
Bristol
Country
United Kingdom
When we had underfloor heating put in the concrete screed, we deliberately avoided the kitchen unit area directly underneath

a) we did not want to heat the wooden units and cause unecessary stress on the wood
b) Did not want the contents of the cupboards to be heated unnecessarily; this spoils food even if it is dry or tinned food will degrade quicker
c) Stress to fridge as you mention

Using insulation to counteract ; I cannot comment on that
 

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

 
Sponsored Links
Top