There are quite a few ways you can go, but here we are going to take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of underfloor heating in a conservatory.
As the name clearly suggests, this is a heating system that is built- in under the floor of a room. You may think this is a modern way to heat a room, but there is evidence that it was used as far back as 5000 B.C. in China & Korea.
The heating elements are laid down on an insulating layer and then covered by whatever flooring material you intend to use.
The way the heating coils are covered will depend upon the type of system you are using.
There are 2 types of underfloor heating:
The key feature of underfloor heating systems is that it is very energy efficient. It also unobtrusive and therefore you can place furniture & décor anywhere you like.
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Retro fitting a wet system just for a conservatory could potentially cause a lot of disruption and be relatively expensive. Not to mention the quite considerable raising of the floor level.
If you are connecting to your existing central heating system, is your boiler up to the task of meeting the increased demand?
Fitting during construction is a better option for Hydronic systems.
Dry underfloor heating, on the other hand, is quite a good option. Relatively simple to install it should also cost less to install than Hydronic systems. It is also easily retro-fitted.
One other point to note is about building regulations. For conservatories that want to remain exempt from building regulations then, according to the planning portal https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/10/conservatories/3
“There should be an independent heating system with separate temperature and on/off controls”
Our conclusion is that there is no doubt that underfloor heating is an elegant solution to the problem of a cold conservatory. However, it is not really that cheap to install.
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