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Hello there,

I am looking to have an electric underfloor heating system fitted on an uneven concrete floor for the whole of downstairs.

Downstairs comprises of a hallway, lounge and kitchen. I want to have two thermostats to regulate the temperature of the lounge and kitchen separately, the hallway would be controller by the thermostat in the lounge.

It has been recommended that I use a 160W system.

I have been trying to figure this out for a while but I can't quite figure out what order things need to be done and what products people would truly recommend which are reasonably priced and reliable.

So far I think that you cover the sub-base with some sort of thermal barrier to prevent the heat from escaping through the ground (secured using a flexible adhesive), followed by the heating mat and finally the laminate flooring goes on top without being fixed down to allow expansion and contraction.

Has anyone got any advise for keeping this job low-cost but ensuring reliable results?

At what point would I put down self-levelling compound to even out the differences between heights in areas which used to be divided by brick walls? The height varies by up to 1/2 inch in places.
 
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