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Part of the safety net of hiring a professional tradesperson is the fact they know and understand all the rules and regulations surrounding certain installations. Underfloor heating is one such installation which people turn to professionals for advice on. As a trusted tradesperson, do you know all there is to know?
First things first, if you mention under floor heating, your clients are likely to ask you about the benefits it can bring them. The obvious advantage is the fact it makes tiles warm underfoot, dispelling the myth, therefore, that tiles are too cold to install throughout a home.
But remember that you can also advise your clients on the fact that under floor heating will also provide a comfortable, radiant heat which doesn't have cold spots, nor does it take up vital wall space, as radiator heating does. It's also an excellent choice for people with allergies.
It's important to be able to offer your clients the highest level of safety whenever you undertake a job, and this is especially so with underfloor heating. The under tile heating system you install should therefore carry the new BEAB Approval Mark which ensures a maximum output of approximately 100w per square metre.
Over the next two to three years it will also be compulsory to include thermostatic controls on underfloor heating to ensure that a maximum temperature of 35°C isn't exceeded. This will help to prevent burns and household fires. The Devimat undertile heating system is one such product which abides by these new regulations, so you can be confident in offering this brand of under floor heating to your clients.
If you want to make sure you're completely up-to-date regarding the new regulations, the friendly team of advisers at the Art of Living group will be happy to help.
The Ceramic Tile Warehouse is happy to support our clientele of hardworking tradespeople with a fantastic range of in-stock tiles, and help and advice wherever possible, and this is also true of the teams at the Stone Gallery and Park Street Interiors. Make sure you know everything there is to know about underfloor heating with our help.