Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating can help keep floors and rooms warm and offer a space-saving alternative to radiators. It can sit beneath pretty much any type of floor, including stone, tile, wood and carpet. These can be a more efficient way of heating a room as it is spread across the whole of the floor and the heat is rising compare to radiators that are up against one wall only. It is a good way to keep a room dry and free from damp issues especially wetrooms where there might be more water splashes on the floor. Tiled floors can feel rather chilly in winter so this is a great way to make a cosy and enjoyable bathroom experience.

 

There is an electric underfloor heating system for nearly every flooring type, whether it’s loose-fit wiring, electric cable systems, or heating mats you roll out to cover larger areas. The floor can sometimes raise up slightly to fit the cable system in and insulation boards are recommended underneath to reduce wasted heat loss down through the floor.

 

Thermostats can be located in the room and can be basic on/off ones all the way up to digital ones with programmable timers and even wifi connectivity. 

Heated towel rails and bathroom radiators

Combining two jobs in one, heated towel rails and bathroom radiators have made a big impact on the bathroom market over the last few years. They’ve become almost a bathroom necessity, bringing style and functionality while saving you money by being able to heat your room and dry your towels at the same time without having to by a standard radiator and rail separately. A large number of models can work off just your central heating, dual fuel (both your central heating and an electric element) or electric only (an electric element used solely to heat where and the radiator is usually filled with a fluid)

 

Painted versions will give out the greatest heat output followed by stainless steel then the chrome models will give the least heat output. Stainless steel is the most robust material due to its rust resistant properties with some suppliers giving 25 years - lifetime warranties on them. There are different options on the valves with Straight Valves (when pipes come out of the floor) , Angled Valves (when pipes come out of the wall)  and also Corner Valves (when pipes come out the wall but the control knob is sideways which protrudes into the room less). Dual Fuel heated towel rails are a bit more complex as you normally use a T-piece to allow the valve and the element to fit onto the bottom of the rail so you sometimes need a mixture of different valves.

 

With both the central heating valves and the elective elements you can have the option of standard on/off valves and also thermostatic ones where you have more control of the temperature (and on electric elements - delay timers, remotes and wifi connectivity

Demister pads

These are electrically powered pads that stick to the back of mirrors which heat up the glass and stops any steam forming (from hot shower and baths). They come in various sizes and usually need to be smaller that the mirror itself to leave room for the mirror fixings or adhesive to attach to the wall.

 

Normally these are used on bespoke cut mirrors but can be applied to any mirror where the rear of the glass is accessible. They usually are wired in to come on when the room lights are turned on.