Underfloor heating

Everything you need to know.

Here at Collister and Glover, we only supply products that comply with our strict standards of quality assurance. Whether you’re considering purchasing underfloor heating and don’t know what type you need or you’re thinking about installing it yourself - we have years of experience and expert knowledge to help. We stock a wide range of underfloor heating products including Polypipe Polyplumb water underfloor heating as well as ColGlo underfloor heating. Our full product ranges are available online with shipping available throughout mainland Britain.

What underfloor heating system do you need?

Posted by Collister & Glover on Jan 18, 2019 2:12:00 PM

With so many underfloor heating products available, it’s difficult to know which is best for your home. The key point to remember is that the type of underfloor heating you need depends on what type of floor you have, for example, do you have a structural or fitted floor? Does your floor have joists?

Once you’ve noted this, you can begin looking into what’s available, beginning with the question: do you need electric or water underfloor heating? Once you’ve decided this, you can look into what types of electric and water underfloor heating are available - for example, there are four electric underfloor heating systems and four water underfloor heating systems.

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How to install underfloor heating

If you’re considering installing underfloor heating yourself, you might be wondering where to start. To give you a better understanding, we’ve created a quick guide of the 5 key steps to remember when fitting underfloor heating, including:

Step one

Cut the plastic polyplumb pipe

Cut the pipe to the depth insertion mark which is usually spaced along the pipe and indicates the depth required for any polyplumb socket fitting.

Step two

Use pipe stiffeners

When using polyplumb pipe with either polyplumb fittings or compression fittings, pipe stiffeners need to be fully inserted.

Step three

Visually check the fitting and fitting components

We recommend a visual check of the fitting and fitting components as damage can occur in transit. The pipe should be inserted into the fitting to full socket depth such that the insertion depth mark aligns with the outer end of the cap-nut on the fitting.

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ColGlo’s range of underfloor heating products

ColGlo Underfloor Heating is manufactured by Hetta who specialise in state-of-the-art underfloor heating (UFH) for all floor construction types and finishes. Benefits of Hetta underfloor heating include consistent room temperatures – as well as improved air quality, more usable room space, total temperature control and energy savings of up to 30% compared to traditional heating systems. Products include:

Screed clips

A complete underfloor heating single zone pack using pipe clips. The pack contains everything required to install an underfloor heating solution to your chosen floor area. These packs are only suitable for floor areas where one zone (thermostat) control is required.

Complete UFH packs have sufficient pipe supply for the specified floor area, based upon 200mm pipe centres, assuming the manifold is centrally located.

Underfloor heating pipe

A multi-layer underfloor heating pipe, made from a 5 layer composite material using PE-RT (Polyethylene of Raised Temperature resistance) as the inner and outer layers, coupled with a 0.2 mm thick aluminium core with butt welded construction.

Colglo Underfloor Heating Packs - Panel System

A complete underfloor heating single zone pack using 1.2m x 800mm Panels. The pack contains everything required to install an underfloor heating solution to your chosen floor area. These packs are only suitable for floor areas where one zone (thermostat) control is required.

Manifolds control packs and actuators

Pre-assembled manifolds - comes complete with isolating ball valves, adjustable flow meters, fill and drain points and automatic air vents.

Manifold control packs - consists of; mixing valve, 'A' rated high-efficiency Grundfos circulating pump, return elbow, manifold adaptor and all necessary seals.

Valve actuators - the energy-saving LED diode signals system operation when the thermostat calls for heat.

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Polypipe Polyplumb water underfloor heating products

Polypipe underfloor heating systems integrate easily with your existing heating system, work well with new and existing floor constructions and can be placed beneath laminate floors, carpet, carpet tiles, ceramic or stone tiles. Whether you’re having a revamp and are in need of all-new home floors, or just a single room, you can find the right one for you with our wide range of products. Products include:

Polypipe overlay

Polypipe Overlay is a unique warm water underfloor heating system ideal for both renovation and new build projects.
The Overlay panels from Polypipe Underfloor Heating are installed over your existing floor and when laid add only 18mm in height to the floor. 

Polypipe overlay lite

Polypipe Overlay Lite is a unique warm water underfloor heating system ideal for both renovation and new build projects. Use for lightweight floor coverings, such as laminate, engineered wood and carpet.

Suspended underfloor heating

Polyplumb suspended underfloor warm water central heating is designed for use in timber suspended or battened floors, the Polyplumb suspended floor system uses aluminium double heat spreader plates to transmit the heat evenly across the finished floor surface.

Floating underfloor heating

The Polyplumb floating underfloor warm water heating system is designed for use in applications where a solid floor installation is not suitable due to structural weight limitations or where a ‘dry build’ floor option is required. Suitable for use in either new build or existing properties.

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How does the underfloor heating system fit in with the heating I already have?

Posted by Collister & Glover on Jan 31, 2019 2:16:00 PM

Which underfloor heating type is best-suited to your home? And will they work alongside your current heating system? The answer is yes, the combination can work very well together and actually work out more cost-efficient. With so many underfloor heating systems available, it’s important you check before installing which system will work best for you. Collister and Glover’s experience will ensure you receive sound advice and expert knowledge about what you need.

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Why underfloor heating is a sound investment

If you’re still in two minds about installing underfloor heating, read our quick guide about why underfloor heating is a sound investment. Underfloor heating has a number of benefits, from helping you save on your monthly bills, being able to control each room’s temperature and being able to heat up your home at a quicker rate.
 
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A  guide to fitting a wet underfloor heating system over solid floors

Polyplumb underfloor heating has three systems that work with solid floors, one of which is the Red Floor Panel system. This is a screed based system that is a lightweight plastic floor panel. There are a number of benefits to using Polyplumb’s underfloor heating red floor panels.
 

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Questions to ask when considering underfloor heating

There’s a lot to consider before having underfloor heating installed in your home so we think it’s important to know what questions to ask to ensure you choose the one best-suited to your home, for example, does it matter what floor type you currently have? Can it be installed in multiple rooms? How much does it cost? Will underfloor heating raise my floor level? 
 
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Choosing and using Polyplumb underfloor heating pipe

There are a number of steps you can take when choosing which Polyplumb underfloor heating pipe but first you need to know what’s available, including, Grey Plumbing and Heating Pipe, Ultra-Flexible Underfloor Heating Pipe, Metal Composite Pipe (MCP) - you can read more about these here. Are you ready to start cutting and preparing your underfloor heating? Learn more.

Step one - cut the Polyplumb pipe

Step two - (if required) de-bur the inner wall of the pipe and insert a pipe stiffener.

Step three - visually check fitting and fitting components.

Step four - insert the fitting or eurocone fully into the pipe

Step five - check the joint security

Collister and Glover have been established since 1977 and are the leading EN ISO 9000 certified independent stockists and distributors of tubes, valves, fittings, tools, pumps, seals and ancillary products in North Wales. If you’re considering having underfloor heating installed in your home, why not speak to Collister and Glover.

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