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Radiators or Under Floor Heating?

If you are undertaking a new build or rennovating your existing home, underfloor heating may be a more attractive proposition that you think!

Radiators and underfloor heating are two popular options for heating a home, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.



  • Radiators are relatively inexpensive to install and can be retrofitted into existing homes.

  • They are easy to control and can be adjusted to suit individual preferences.

  • Radiators can heat a room quickly and can be turned off when not needed.


  • Radiators can take up space on walls and limit furniture placement options.

  • They can create hot and cold spots in a room.

  • Radiators can be less efficient than underfloor heating because they heat the air rather than the floor.

Underfloor heating:


  • Underfloor heating provides a more consistent and comfortable heat distribution, as it heats the floor and radiates heat upwards.

  • It frees up wall space and allows for more flexibility in furniture placement.

  • It is typically more energy efficient than radiators because it operates at lower temperatures and provides more even heat distribution.


  • Underfloor heating is more expensive to install than radiators, particularly in existing homes where the floor may need to be dug up.

  • It can take longer to heat up a room than radiators.

  • It can be difficult to control and adjust the temperature in individual rooms.

Overall, the choice between radiators and underfloor heating will depend on your personal preferences, the layout of your home, and your budget. If you are building a new home or doing extensive renovations, underfloor heating may be a good option to consider. However, if you are looking for a simple and cost-effective heating solution, radiators may be a better choice.

If you are in the process of outweighing the pros and cons of Radiators vs Under Floor Heating, please get in touch with one of our team who will be happy to price up both options for you and explore the additional points to take into consideration regarding your property and location to help you to make the right choice!


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