underfloor heating

  1. M

    Solution to a problem..

    Hi all, Laying UFH and porcelain tiles in a suspended first floor bathroom, original plan was to replace old floorboards with 18mm ply then 10mm insulation board before UFH and tiling. Issue is there's going to be up to a 20mm step into the bathroom, is there a way to reduce this considerably...
  2. roybarber

    Preparation Preparation for tiling

    Good evening everyone, I’ve found this forum very useful for past tiling projects on a DIY basis. But this job is far to big for me to attempt. I’m after a little advice prior to the pros turning up to quote. We’ve had a full overboard underfloor heating system fitted and is currently fully...
  3. K

    Grout Grout/silicon type and colour?

    Hi all, First of all this is my first time tiling and I’m diyer. After a month I’m almost there with my tiling. See attached photo. I have 2 different tiles as it can be seen, the marbles are on all 3 walls and it’s going on the floor too, it suppose to have 2mm joints but because the edges...
  4. J

    Loose tiles & underfloor heating...

    Hi all New to the forum so hello, please go gentle, and let me know if I'm posting in the wrong place? We've recently had an extention, during which we also had the kitchen, utility and all three toilets refitted and retiled. The builders organised or 'did' all the work throught the build...
  5. D

    Underfloor heating questions

    I've had two quotes for tiling a kitchen and hallway. The kitchen is to have underfloor heating, just enough heat to warm the tiles as have radiator in the kitchen already. One tiler said single wire would be fine for my circumstances, the other said the matt system would be best. The area is...
  6. C

    Water UFH UFH flow valves aren't rising and falling

    Hi all, I have an issue with my UFH that I hope you can help with. We have UFH but have never been 100% sure that it works as it should: the lounge/kitchen (one room) has been fine, but the bedrooms have always been a bit chilly. I've put this down to them being carpeted and it taking longer...
  7. S

    Massive problem involving chipboard flooring and underfloor heating.

    I'm a chippy, I fit a lot of kitchens and some bathrooms, inevitably I have done quite a bit of tiling, which I have learnt from older tradesman I have worked with in my early years in the trade. I've never had a complaint about my tiling, I don't class myself as a tiler, I can accurately cut a...
  8. K

    Laitance removal - underfloor heating screed

    Hi all Just been reading up on the above and it looks like I should have sanded the floor down a bit sooner - no one advised that it should be done after a couple of weeks Floor has been down a good while now and has a good surface I think - its not crumby at all but hey may as well do a...
  9. Skinnyindian

    New DIY geek needs underfloor heating

    Really enjoy DIY. So much so that I am finding new things to do even if they don't need it. Joined this forum to see if I could discuss how to make my own underfloor heating for laminate flooring or if I buy a mat, 500mm X 600mm.
  10. Simon Dale

    Preparation Underfloor heating between joists

    Hi all Just looked at a job where builder wants to put down 22m chipboard over joists then Ditra. I said nooooo. The heating system is wet on a polystyrene board with aluminium trays screwed to joists. I have mentioned giffa flooring. The joists are 400 centres so could probably use the 18mm...
  11. Localtiler

    Pictures 45° plank tile with underfloor heating

    I thought I'd share this project, quite a lot went into this and I think it turned out great. The floor was a bit of a mess so there was some leveling prior to fitting the insulation and underfloor heating. This system is the new pro warm system which uses the dural cifh carrier mat and there...
  12. M

    Wet room construction over joists with wet underfloor heating

    Hi, First time here and hoping this is an easy question! I am installing a wet room upstairs and going back to joists but I also want to install low profile wet underfloor heating (I already have it), what will give me the best surface to tile on and support a bath on top? So I was planning...
  13. W

    Water UFH Underfloor heating for bathroom

    Hi, We are in the process of renovating a newly purchased house, currently living downstairs with the view to stripping out upstairs. We have one downstairs bathroom that I need to renovate for us to live sanely! We have our tiles and the floor is a raised timber floor, currently tiled, the plan...
  14. A

    Electric UFH Advice please, how deep is my underfloor heating???

    Hi all, I own a flat which has electric underfloor heating throughout ontop of concrete floor, i currently have vinyl wood effect planks fitted throughout and I'm pulling the current flooring to put carpet in. My question is how far below the surface is the electric wire and can I hammer the...
  15. I

    Old bitumen adhesive and underfloor heating

    Hello! We are about to renovate our 1960s home and need some expert advice on how to plan the new kitchen floor. The current floor is composed of 9x9 asbestos vinyl tiles adhered to a concrete foundation with an asbestos containing bitumen. The kitchen is very small so we'd like to remove the...
  16. K

    Water UFH How to build floor level above underfloor Heating?

    Good Evening folks. I have an underfloor heating question which im hoping someone can shed some light on. Basically we have bought an apartment that has water underfloor heating. The living room and hall have floorboards in there currently that are 1inch thick and sit above the heating system...
  17. J

    Electric UFH Wrong type of Self leveling compound and cracks / underfloor heating

    Hi We had self leveling compound laid about a week ago by our builders in our shower room and through to our kitchen/diner, i`ve been cleaning today and i`ve noticed cracking and breaking at the edges near the patio doors. It was laid onto plywood boards (in the kitchen area) , concrete in the...
  18. R

    waterpoofing on concrete floors with underfloor heating

    Situation is bathroom with shower cubicle. Off the shelf shower tray (stone resin?) 170 x 80cm. Two shower walls are in finish plaster on brick, 3rd wall will be glass onto tray base. Remaing side will be open with no door. Floor is concrete, with prowarm insulation boards (waterproof they say)+...
  19. S

    Underfloor heating water or electric

    Hi all, Got a quick question. I have been looking at a 55m2 kitchen floor. They have now asked for underfloor heating. There is enough room put either low profile water or electric. I know electric is easier to put down but with such a big area I am wondering if it’s best (I know they will need...
  20. A

    Electric UFH Add Google Assistant control to existing underfloor heating

    Does anybody know of a way of adding Google Assistant control to an existing under floor heating system?
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