Top Quality Underfloor Heating in Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire has seen something of an explosion in house building over the past few years. The Wixams new town development, made up of four ‘villages’ around a town centre, continues to grow. And Bedford Borough Council has ambitious plans for a further 19,000 homes to be built by 2035. This commits the Borough to building 950 houses each year in order to achieve their target.
New Houses Need Heating Systems
A study commissioned in 2018, reveals that underfloor heating is consistently in the top 5 ‘must haves’ for millennials. These findings are supported by sector figures which show sustained growth for underfloor heating installations. This form of heating is particularly popular in new developments, such as the ones being planned across Bedfordshire.
Why is Underfloor Heating so Popular?
Young families moving into their first home are looking for a heating system that delivers on 3 things:
- Low energy consumption
- Healthy, breathable air
- Low utility bills
Wet underfloor heating works on the principle that heat rises from water pipes installed below the floor. These are encased in flow screed flooring which acts as a thermal conductor of the heat across the floor. This form of heating works on lower water temperatures than conventional radiators, which saves energy and keeps bills low.
The heat produce by wet underfloor systems is radiant, rather than convection heat. The latter works by heating the air, which dries out moisture and has a tendency to attract dust particles into the atmosphere. By contrast, radiant heating works by heating objects rather than the air. The natural moisture is retained and the heat in the room is held by the thermal mass.
RB Liquid Screed for Efficient UFH Installation
Until recently the installation of wet underfloor heating was considered to be a messy, time-consuming process. RB Liquid Screed takes pride in introducing an innovative technology which speeds up installation, offers consistently excellent results, and reduces the waiting time before a flooring finish can be laid.
Traditional screed flooring had to be mixed and laid manually. This is where delays in the process occurred. Flow screed, by contrast, arrives on site ready mixed, and can be poured in hours rather than days. Installation requires only a small team of experts, and the flooring is dry enough for light foot traffic after 24/48 hours. The finish is consistently good, with the risk of cracking, curling or shrinkage having been minimised.
RB Liquid Screed Recruits Locally
We recruit small teams of screed specialists to ensure that we’re able to respond fast, where there’s demand across the county. Our installation teams are highly skilled, experienced UFH installers who are available throughout the process to give advice, provide guidance, and offer support to contractors, refurbishers, or developers.
Excellent Customer Service
We know that we have a second-to-none liquid screed product, we trust our installation teams to do an excellent job, and we guarantee high quality customer service throughout. A project manager is allocated to every installation to ensure this. It is their task to bring the work in on time, to budget, and in compliance with the required industry standards. We don’t sign off until our client is happy with the work, and we value feedback on everything we do.
Looking for a first-class, professional underfloor heating installation in Bedfordshire? Call RB Liquid Screed on 01842 659498 to talk to our UFH specialists.