underfloor heating in old houses

RB Liquid Screed Delivers Underfloor Heating in Old Houses

More and more people, across the UK, are seizing upon the opportunity to liberate their living spaces from radiators. Underfloor heating delivers luxurious radiant heat, and cosy feet, but it’s also a healthy option. Radiant heat doesn’t dry out the air in your home, nor does it pull dust into the your environment, like convection heating.


Rapid Growth for Underfloor Heating Services

The underfloor heating services sector has been growing at 7% each year, and there’s no sign of a slow down. Until recently, however, one of the barriers to additional growth has been the public perception that ufh installation was limited to new builds or renovations.

Wet underfloor heating requires a 3 stage installation process:

  • Laying Hot Water Pipes. These need to be laid under the floor covering, with insulating material below, in order to minimise heat loss into the ground.
  • Sub Floor Layer. Liquid screed is then poured onto top of the pipes. The liquid consistency ensures that air voids don’t form, and provides an effective thermal conductor for the heat.
  • Flooring Finish. Once the screed is completely dry, a flooring finish is laid on top. We recommend stone, low density wood or laminate to further enhance thermal conductivity.

This process could be disruptive in older houses, where the floors would need to be lifted and relaid. Often the floor had to raised which had a knock-on effect with skirting boards and doors.


Making Underfloor Heating in Old Houses Simpler

RB Liquid Screed is delighted to be able to offer a simple solution to the problem of ufh installation in older properties. Low profile underfloor heating has been developed specifically for this kind of installation. It’s a lightweight system which is quick and easy to install. Most important, it doesn’t require extensive excavation.

Low Profile Heating Explained

Low profile underfloor heating comprises thin boards with the water pipes integrated into the design. They can be fitted above or directly beneath your existing floor. The added height is usually between 15 mm and 68mm. The water pipes are necessarily thinner than those used in a screed based ufh installation, and this means that they tend to run at a hotter temperature.

The Advantages of a Low Profile Retrofit

If you have an older property and you’ve been putting off installing wet underfloor heating, it’s time to seize the moment! Low profile underfloor heating can be installed quickly, often taking no more than 24 hours. It’s an incredibly clean and efficient installation process, and there’s no waiting around for the screed sub floor to dry. Once laid, your underfloor heating installation is ready to use straight away.


RB Liquid Screed Offers Professional Low Profile Installation

RB Liquid Screed is the UK’s leading wet underfloor heating installer. We’ve consistently led the way with high quality products and services in the sector. Low profile wet underfloor heating is our latest innovative offering, providing our customers with the perfect solution to ufh installation in older properties.


If you’d like to know more about low profile underfloor heating installation for older properties, call our ufh specialists today, on 01842 659498 / 07498 964984