'Adhere To Your Building Regulations' Warn Underfloor Heating Specialists

As residential landlords look to improve their properties in a bid to outshine the competition, underfloor heating is proving to be extremely popular, with an increasing number of investors commissioning installations. In light of these recent industry developments, Ambient Electrical, the leading providers of electric under floor heating systems are advising those interested, to take heed of the building regulations already in place.

David Goose from Ambient Electrical, the leading providers of electric under floor heating, said, “The cutthroat market conditions we are now experiencing mean that many landlords and property investors are looking to improve both the look and feel of the properties in their current portfolio. Underfloor heating has long been considered a luxury addition to any home and it can improve both a properties appeal and rental income in many cases.

“Despite this sudden increase in popularity, property investors and residential landlords should be aware of the building regulations already in force, before making any significant internal home improvements.”

Contrary to popular belief, there are strict guidelines in place which govern internal refurbishment projects and it is important to ensure compliance with the legislations not only for safety but also to avoid enforcement action.

Ambient Electrical, the leading providers of under floor heating, advise all of their customers on the appropriate regulations for the installation of such a system, ensuring that they are adhering to restrictions on heat output and carbon emissions.

Mr Goose added, "The 2008 regulations now mean that all mains voltage under floor heating systems should be suitably earth protected for safety and it is also a requirement that any underfloor heating installation should have a maximum temperature limit of eighty degrees.

“The most straightforward way to satisfy these requirements is to install a thermostat with a floor temperature sensor and for users or the installer to program the thermostat appropriately.

“There are many factors to take into account when installing such a system, but once researched correctly, electric underfloor heating can not only boost the value of your property, but it can ensure that your investment is more carbon friendly.”

For more information on any of the under floor heating systems available from Ambient Electrical, please contact info@ambient-ufh.co.uk