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Visit ThermoSphere at the InstallerSHOW 2024

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Visit us at InstallerSHOW 2024

Visit us at InstallerSHOW 2024 and still be back in time to watch the game! From the 25th to the 27th June, we will be exhibiting at the...

Choose electric radiators or panel heaters?

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Should you choose electric radiators or panel heaters?

If you’re in the process of looking into installing electric radiators or panel heaters for your next project, this article could be just the thing...

Bathroom design trends and electric heating

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Bathroom design trends and electric heating

In this blog, we partnered with Danielle Tipping who is the proud Showroom Owner and Designer at Ripples Lindfield in West Sussex. Danielle’s...

Why NOT installing insulation board is bad news for your electric underfloor heating

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Why NOT installing insulation is bad news for you

As purse strings continue to tighten, we’re seeing more electric underfloor heating installations without insulation board being used. Not only does...

Are electric radiators better than a traditional central heating system?

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Are electric radiators better than traditional central heating system?

With a big shake-up well underway for how we heat homes, more homeowners are exploring different ways to heat their homes in a more cost-effective...

room types best suited for electric underfloor heating

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What types of rooms are best suited for electric underfloor heating?

If you are researching the feasibility of electric underfloor heating for your home, you may see a lot of examples that simply talk about underfloor...

ThermoSphere Ultimate vs ThermoSphere Mesh

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ThermoSphere Ultimate® vs ThermoSphere Mesh – what’s better for tiles?

When deciding what type of system is best to heat tiled floors, we often get asked why we suggest ThermoSphere Ultimate over ThermoSphere Mesh and...

Is the future still electric?

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Is the future still electric? Low carbon heating survey one year on

The UK must reach its net zero goal for 2050, and in the construction sector that requires a 68% reduction of carbon emissions by 2030. Last year we...

When to install a snubber for your electric underfloor heating system

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When to install a contactor snubber for electric underfloor heating

When it comes to electric underfloor heating, one thing that is often overlooked, is the electrical load of the system. This is only an issue when...

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The guide to underfloor heating thermostats

It won’t be long before we start thinking about turning the heating on to combat the chill of the winter months. As the heating season fast...

How to run your electric underfloor heating system

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How to run your electric underfloor heating system

With the colder months fast approaching, many homeowners will start to think about turning on their heating and some may even be getting new heating...

Guide to installing underfloor heating under wooden floors

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Guide to installing underfloor heating under wooden floors

Underfloor heating is well-known for warming cold tile and stone floors, but it can also make a wooden floor finish feel a million dollars. So, if...

ThermoSphere Ultimate electric underfloor heating cable award-winning

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ThermoSphere Ultimate® wins prestigious flooring innovation award

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve won at the Flooring Innovation Awards 2023 with our innovative, industry-first heating cable, ThermoSphere...

Pros and cons of underfloor heating

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What are the pros and cons of underfloor heating?

With the heating season just around the corner, and one of the busiest times of the year for any heating manufacturer, we thought it would be a good...

Tradesperson laying down tile over electric underfloor heating

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ThermoSphere Ultimate stops snagging for tradespeople

One of the biggest problems tradespeople face is repairs and snagging. For electrical underfloor heating installers, these are most commonly caused...

4 Things that can affect electric underfloor heating output

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4 Things that can affect electric underfloor heating output

If you are looking into buying and installing electric underfloor heating in your home, it’s vital that you understand and get the right heat output....

Guide to Installing Electric Boilers

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Guide to Installing Electric Boilers

Electric boilers are similar in size to gas boilers and, on average, slightly cheaper to install. They have appeal to homeowners who live off the gas...

Value engineering for heating

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Value engineering for heating

Construction costs in the UK are increasing at a steady rate. In March 2023 the material price index for new homes had a year-on-year increase of...

Electric underfloor heating primary heat source

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Can electric underfloor heating be used as a primary source of heat?

When you ask a group of people if electric underfloor heating can be used as a primary heat source, more often than not you’ll get a mix of...

Electric boilers vs oil boilers for off-grid heating

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Electric boilers vs oil boilers for off gas grid heating

If you live in a home that is off the gas grid, you’ll know that there are a wide range of options available to choose from to heat your home. There...

water underfloor heating vs electric underfloor heating

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Water underfloor heating vs electric underfloor heating

In this heating blog article, we will be walking you through both water underfloor heating and electric underfloor heating to help you decide what...

What is SAP 11 and why does it matter to electric heating specifiers

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What is SAP 11 and why does it matter to electric heating specifiers?

Over the next two years the government will be gearing up to overhaul the current Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) system for assessing the energy...

Traditional pre-spaced mesh mat vs heating & decoupling system

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Electric underfloor heating: Mesh mat vs heating & decoupling system

Deciding what is the best electric heating system to use for your project can often be confusing especially when many of them can effectively heat...

specifying and installing heated single towel rails

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A guide to specifying and installing heated single towel rails

There are many types of towel rails and they come in many different shapes and sizes. Towel rails provide an added bit of luxury to a bathroom at a...

Is a heat pump worth considering for your project

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Is a heat pump worth considering for my project? - A beginner’s guide

There has been and continues to be a lot of talk around heat pumps being the go-to low-carbon alternative for heating our homes and, to be fair,...