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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > October 2018 > What’s new with underfl oor heating?

What’s new with underfl oor heating?

Whether you’re self building or about to retrofi t your existing property, ensuring your home will be a comfortable space during winter is key. Sofi a Delgado finds out about the latest underfl oor heating technology, and what it can do you for your project
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As the colder months approach, we start thinking about how to best stay warm and, perhaps just as importantly, how to save on utility bills. Thanks to the building technologies now available, this goal has become easier to achieve.

Because of Building Regulations, new homes have to comply with strict airtightness tests and effi cient insulation must be fi tted throughout, meaning these dwellings are easier to keep comfortable during winter. This, in turn, has allowed for underfl oor heating (UFH) to run at minimal temperatures that will uniformly warm up the living areas. For those of you thinking of carrying out a renovation project, it’s likely you’ve considered installing this system. While retrofi tting UFH can be trickier than installing it in new structures, innovative products have made these systems popular for refurbishments, too.

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Inside the October edition of Build It magazine: - Smart Homes special: How tech can simplify your lifestyle - Beginner's guide to winning planning permission - Extension costs guide - Passivhaus: Does it make sense for eco renovations? - How to knock through walls & open up space - Building contracts explained - Underloor heating innovations ... and more!