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UFH is an efficient, durable and comfortable heating option – provided it’s properly specified and installed. Peter Richardson reveals what you need to know to avoid expensive issues once you’ve moved into your new home

What can go wrong?

Tools left on or around UFH pipework could damage the protective coating and risk leaks further down the line

As a rule, the more things you cover up in house building, the more likely it is something might go wrong – and potentially remain undetected until it’s too late for a simple fix. In recent years, products such as concealed WC cisterns and water-based underfloor heating (UFH) have become more popular with self-builders and renovators. Installing a UFH system can help reduce energy bills and free up wall space – but as with any hidden part of your project, thorough planning and supervision of the works are vital to ensure you get the right result.

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What's inside the April 2018 edition of Build It magazine: - Stunning eco home on a heritage plot (page 22) - Glazed doors design ideas (page 64) - Renovating for profit (page 71) - Garage design options (page 74) - Complete guide to building with timber (page 81) - How to get planning on your garden (page 110) - Window cost guide (page 117) ... and much more!