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  1. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    I am having a new conservatory built in my own garden.

    It is 3m x 4m North facing with a dwarf wall.

    I expect I will put in electric underfloor heating and have a separate plug in heater if the UFH is not sufficient on really cold winter days.

    A few questions:

    1. Anyone know where I can get cheap engineered wood flooring? It's bloody expensive!

    2. I've considered vinyl, but the flooring will have a lot of traffic and I think vinyl will show wear signs around 5 years, will it??

    3. Has anyone used Uheat, one of the forum sponsers and would they recommend them? Any other recommendations for electric underfloor heating?

    Cheers guys.
     
  2. StephenRowley
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    StephenRowley Regular EF Member

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    If you've got gas central heating use that rather than electrical heating. Converstory take a lot of heating and using gas central heating will work out a lot cheaper I the long run
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    as above. fit a bloody big rad. with a TRV. our cons. is 6m x 4m and the rad.is a 2m double. still cold in winter.
     
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  4. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    All underfloor heating will do is empty your bank account.....

    Especially as it's north facing
     
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  5. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Don't do it.

    Get some plastic flooring like Karndean or Amtico.
     
  6. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    Plan for how you will keep it cool in the summer. My neighbour's consevatory is unbearable during most of the summer. Even warps plastic items sometimes.
     
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    As apposed to building it in your neighbours garden? don't think they'd be too pleased. :D

    North facing, its going to be cold... soooo cooold… in the winter, and when it is sunny, its gonna be unbearable. Put a proper roof on it, and proper walls. Build an extension, not a conservatory:p
     
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  8. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    I know, I know.... UFH is expensive and not economical but I just want it:oops:.

    Tell me more Midwest? Is this Vinyl? Is it hard wearing?

    I would love an extension but it's just too expensive:(

    So, back to the 3 questions anyone?
     
  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    oak flooring is about £25/sq.m...... cheaper than a decent carpet.
     
  10. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    Bloody ell! It's the same price as engineered wood!
     
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Leave it, work harder save more money and build a proper extension. Conservatories are for old gits that are nearing the end.
     
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  14. elsparko
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    elsparko Regular EF Member

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    every conservatory my parents ever had were kitted out with those portable 3bar gas fires, aswell as a radiator, dont skimp on the heating when its easy to install now rather than later

    ive seen too many underfloor mats that become faulty to rely on them in my own home

    you could also raise the floor by an inch or so and have the underfloor heating plumbed in, seen it done on a kitchen extension recently, was snowing and it kept the chill off even at a low temperature without windows fitted
     
  15. elsparko
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    build it yourself? its just sticks and bricks how hard can it be? :D
     
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