Underfloor Heating Installation

Nowadays, all new construction projects are already equipped with underfloor heating as main heating. In addition, it is also used much more often in renovation construction. The underfloor heating provides constant pleasant heating, without the conventional airflows from radiators.

For customers who buy a wooden floor at Uipkes, we also offer the option of installing underfloor heating. In addition to installing real wooden floors, we also have experience in installing underfloor heating. The advantage of this is that we can unburden you because there is a single point of contact who supervises the entire process, the materials are well coordinated and all work is carried out by the same professionals.

With underfloor heating, there are two systems that can be installed: on nets (deposit floors) or milled into (existing) screeds. Below is a step-by-step plan for installing underfloor heating and a cost indication for this. For more information about our floors that are suitable for a combination with underfloor heating, read the page about a new wooden floor on underfloor heating.

Removing the existing floor

In existing situations where there is a floor such as a tile, PVC or wooden floor, we can remove it for you. We take care of the removal and disposal of the floor and we can prepare the screed for underfloor heating.

Preparation for underfloor heating

If you opt for underfloor heating as the main heating, the existing radiators are no longer needed. Uipkes can remove these radiators and the conventional system. We can also remove an existing convector well radiator, we will close the well afterwards.

Pipes must be provided in preparation for the underfloor heating. Depending on the location of the distributor, we can install supply and return pipes to the location. In addition, the insulation of the floor must be considered. If this is not already present, it is advisable to insulate the screed. This can be done under the screed or at the top.

Existing screed

In many existing homes, not much construction height is possible. Existing doors and stairs can limit the height. This is one of the reasons to choose for milling underfloor heating. Slots are milled in the floor, in which pipes are laid. The slots must be closed with an epoxy agent so that the pipes are fixed. The slots can be milled in a number of floors: 

New screed

When a new screed is poured, in the case of a total renovation or extension, the underfloor heating can be installed in the floor to be poured. In this case, tacker plates (insulation plate) are placed on the concrete. The underfloor heating pipes are attached to the tacker plates. The finishing floor such as a sand cement screed or anhydrite floor can be poured over this. Read more about installing underfloor heating in new screeds.

Costs

The cost of installing the underfloor heating varies depending on the system. The tables below show a cost indication of the work, based on an area of 50 square meters.

Installing underfloor heating in new screed

Based on 50 square meters, the table below shows a cost indication including VAT for installing underfloor heating in a new screed:

Activities Costs 50 m2
Pouring sand cement screed with finish (€ 30,- / m2) € 1500,-
Drying time accelerator (optional; € 30,- / m2) € 1500,-
Placing underfloor heating on grid work; distribution station; connecting pipes € 2500,-

Milling underfloor heating in Fermacell / Estrich / Gypsum fiberboard subfloor

Based on 50 square meters, the table below shows a cost indication including VAT for installing underfloor heating in a Fermacell / Estrich / Gypsum fiber board subfloor:

Activities Costs 50 m2
Removal and disposal of existing screed (depending on type) € 750,-
Placing Fermacell / Estrich / Gypsum fiberboard subfloor and side edges € 3000,-
Milling underfloor heating, placing pipes, distribution station and pipes € 3150,-

Milling underfloor heating in Sand/cement subfloor

Based on 50 square meters, the table below shows a cost indication including VAT for installing underfloor heating in sand/cement subfloor:

Activities Costs 50 m2
Removal and disposal of existing screed (depending on type) € 750,-
Leveling the sand/cement screed € 1050,-
Milling underfloor heating, placing pipes, distribution station and pipes € 3150,-

Milling underfloor heating in Anhydrite subfloor

Based on 50 square meters, the table below shows a cost indication including VAT for installing underfloor heating in anhydrite subfloor:

Activities Costs 50 m2
Removal and disposal of existing screed (depending on type) € 750,-
Leveling the Anhydrite screed € 1050,-
Milling underfloor heating, placing pipes, distribution station and pipes € 3150,-

Do you want to have underfloor heating installed by us?

Do you want to have both the underfloor heating and a beautiful wooden floor installed by us? Visit or contact one of our showrooms to get information on all the possibilities and have your questions answered by our flooring experts.

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