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Rough cost of wet under floor heating

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Last Triumph, 28 Dec 2007.

  1. Last Triumph

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    I'm about to knock through to create a kitchen / diner and want underfloor heating but haven't got a clue what it might cost.

    The room will be 15' x 10'.

    I have a fully pumped standard CH system with 10mm micro bore rads.

    The wall to be knocked down has a rad on each side that will be removed.

    The Boiler is in the kitchen.

    I will only be having this room converted, all other rooms will stay with rads.

    Can't tell you what floor I have, but the house is 1989 build and has a black screed under the carped and feels fairly solid?

    Don't know how much of this info is needed or relevant.

    Any rough clues on the cost of a DIY and a PRO installation starting from a bare room?

    Cheers
     
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    About £300 plus £10-£30 per square metre for the materials. Labour and particularly screeding extra, usually a lot extra.

    Its only worthwhile if you have a large area and it has to be seperately timed and controlled.

    Its a no-go but I dont expect you will accept that when you want to use it withoug any knowledge at all about it!

    Tony
     
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    You must check to see if insulation to BS is under the screed.

    This will be the biggest problem if it is missing.
     
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    Not sure what Tony is specifying, but for John Guest with a room of less than 30square metres you could use the JGroompack. Prices vary depending on discounts but around £340+VAT plus fitting.
     
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    I was only giving ball park figures!

    For his 15 m² mine work out at £450 and your inc vat at £400. So practically the same thing.

    However, the real professionals answer is that its not worthwhile spending about £1400 on the whole job when a £300 rad will do the same thing better.

    UFH has its place which is usually in newbuild with large floor areas!

    Tony
     
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    the room is 15x10 but you have not stated if that is wall to wall or unit to unit. Reason I ask is this kind of installation is not worth installing under units/appliances making the rooms heated surface area smaller and cheaper.

    Like agile says It's an expensive installation when a radiator or/and a couple of kick space heaters will heat the room
     
  10. Last Triumph

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    Thank you everyone for your replies.

    It looks like too much money. work and stress for a small floor area.

    I guess I'll stick to traditional rads.

    Thanks.
     
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