Delivering an even, ambient warmth that is comfortable underfoot and creating room layouts uncluttered by radiators, underfloor heating has become the emitter of choice for many new builds. However, these systems can be suitable for retrofitting into older homes as well.
Electric UFH is relatively easy to install in a renovation project, but has greater running costs than water-based systems. Many manufacturers of water-based UFH have developed lower-profile systems that minimize disruption and height build-up in retrofit situations.
They can usually be used alongside a regular range of products that sit within a deeper level of screed (those that are typically installed in new builds). This is handy if you’re tackling the refurb of an existing house and an extension as part of the same scheme, and want to mix and match.