Water Underfloor Heating

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What is water underfloor heating?

Wet underfloor heating circulates warm water through pipes installed beneath the floor. This provides consistent and efficient warmth throughout the space above. Water underfloor heating is more energy efficient compared to traditional methods. This makes it a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications.

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How does wet underfloor heating work?

Warm water circulates a network of pipes installed beneath the floor. The system draws water from a heat source and distributes it to the designated zones through a manifold. A thermostat controls each zone, allowing the user to adjust the temperature settings to their preference. As the warm water flows through the pipes, it emits heat, warming the room above evenly.

Water UFH can involve various factors, from system types to zoning. We understand it can be overwhelming. Get in contact if you’re seeking clarity or guidance as to which system type suits your space best.

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Types of water underfloor heating

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Benefits of Wet Underfloor heating

Wet underfloor heating offers several advantages over standard radiator systems.

Energy Efficient

The wet ufh system distributes heat across the whole area of the room. The expanded area enables this system to operate at lower temperatures compared to radiators. As a result, the heat source can run at reduced temperatures, enhancing energy efficiency.

This lower running temperature is perfect for modern green systems like air-source or ground-source heat pumps. You can pair UFH with other changes to make your home more energy efficient.

15 – 40 %
More energy efficient than standard home systems.


Users can adjust temperatures, set schedules, and control single rooms. This ensures optimal comfort and energy efficiency by directing heat where and when it’s needed. Smart thermostats enable users to monitor and adjust their settings when not at home.


Water UFH provides a comfortable heat solution. One of the immediate and noticeable benefits is the feeling of warm floors. Enhance overall comfort and create a cosy ambience throughout your living space.


Removing radiators from a room offers more freedom in terms of layout and design. This allows you to arrange furniture without the constraints of radiator positioning. This creates a modern and functional living space.

Wet underfloor heating kits

Our single-zone kits ensure you have all the components required to create an efficient system.

Our experts calculate the materials included in our wet underfloor heating kits. They base them on your chosen system size and pipe spacing. This ensures that you receive the correct amount of components tailored to your specific project.

A breakdown of the components included in each water underfloor heating kit type is on the kit page. If you are unable to find a suitable kit for your project, we can build a custom quote for you.

Materials in an wet/ water underfloor heating kit for a screed panel system

Water underfloor heating FAQs

The cost of a wet system is determined by factors such as zones and system type. For a precise estimate tailored to your needs, you can complete our quotation form. By doing so, we can provide accurate costs and a detailed list of required materials for your project.

As a rough guide, a single-zone 50-square-meter system is £700. In our cost of UFH blog, we take a look at cost in detail. This includes material, installation and running costs.

Water underfloor heating is versatile and suitable for both new builds and retrofitting projects. With various installation methods, UFH can be used in all situations. This includes new screed floors, joisted floors, and solid existing floors. Discover the best system for your project through our system guide. Our guide will assist you in finding the ideal system type to meet your specific needs.

Manifold & Pump
The manifold is the central hub for the system, connected to a heat source. This provides ports to distribute water to each zone in the system. A pump is used to push the water through the system. A blending valve is required to mix the flow of water to the correct temperature. This is around 45-55 °C.

UFH pipes run from the manifold under the floor, to each room. The pump circulates warm water to each zone in the circuit.

In each zone, thermostats are installed to regulate the temperature of each room. This is managed by a wiring centre which serves as the brain of the system. The wiring centre sends a signal to an actuator, controlling the flow of water through each port.

It is suitable for various boiler types. This includes condensing, vented, or wood-fired systems. It is an excellent companion for modern eco-friendly systems like air-source or ground-source heat pumps. The system’s lower running temperature aligns seamlessly with the requirements of UFH. Integrating UFH with other efficient upgrades reduces costs and improves the energy efficiency of your home.

There are many things to consider when installing water underfloor heating. The installer must take care when deciding which type of system is used. Key considerations include the construction type, insulation levels, and the heat source used by the system. We can advise on the various options available to ensure you receive the best system for your project.

VPS is located in Cumbernauld, Glasgow. Whether you are an installer or a domestic customer, give us a call at 0141 459 3141.