Section 7: Underfloor heating

7.1 Scope of guidance

This section provides guidance on the specification of underfloor heating systems in new dwellings to meet relevant energy efficiency requirements in the Building Regulations.

The guidance covers the use of hot water pipes or electric heating elements as the underfloor heat source.

7.2 Underfloor heating in new dwellings

Underfloor heating in new dwellings should meet the minimum standards for:

a. system control and safe operating temperatures in Table 31

b. floor insulation and system design to minimise distribution losses in Table 32

c. in the case of electric underfloor heating systems in new dwellings, construction and controls in Table 33.

****Table 31 Recommended minimum standards for control of wet and electric underfloor heating systems****

****Table 32 Recommended minimum standards for floor insulation and minimising distribution losses in wet and electric underfloor heating   systems****

****Table 33 Recommended minimum standards for construction and control of electric underfloor heating systems****

 

  1. 7.1 Scope of guidance
    1. 7.2 Underfloor heating in new dwellings

      7.1 Scope of guidance

      7.1 Scope of guidance

      This section provides guidance on the specification of underfloor heating systems in new dwellings to meet relevant energy efficiency requirements in the Building Regulations.

      The guidance covers the use of hot water pipes or electric heating elements as the underfloor heat source.

       

      7.2 Underfloor heating in new dwellings

       

      Underfloor heating in new dwellings should meet the minimum standards for:

      a. system control and safe operating temperatures in Table 31

      b. floor insulation and system design to minimise distribution losses in Table 32

      c. in the case of electric underfloor heating systems in new dwellings, construction and controls in Table 33.

      ****Table 31 Recommended minimum standards for control of wet and electric underfloor heating systems****

      ****Table 32 Recommended minimum standards for floor insulation and minimising distribution losses in wet and electric underfloor heating   systems****

      ****Table 33 Recommended minimum standards for construction and control of electric underfloor heating systems****