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House extensions are extremely popular among homeowners, but for them to provide the space you need, they must be useable. This means ensuring your extension in Goring or the surrounding areas has all the same comforts as the rest of your home, such as electricity and heating connections. When it comes to heating house extensions, our builders offer various options to suit you. With many years of experience, we offer expert advice and solutions, whether you’re looking for standard radiators, underfloor heating, or a whole new heating system.
Heating is a vital element of extensions and it’s important to do it right. This means factoring heating solutions into construction plans, before starting work. To give our customers in Goring the most effective and reliable results, our builders inspect your current system and take the time to understand your requirements.
Is Your Boiler Big Enough?
Extensions increase the amount of living space that your boiler needs to heat. As such, it’s essential to make sure your current boiler has the capacity to cope. If you have a modern boiler and your extension is modest, there shouldn’t be a problem. However, when constructing larger extensions, our builders may advise upgrading your boiler. This may also be the case if you have an old system.
It’s also important to consider the supply of hot water. If your extension in Goring includes a bathroom, you may need a new boiler, and possibly a hot water cylinder, to ensure the delivery of enough hot water at the right pressure. This is also an essential check for loft conversions.
Radiators or Underfloor Heating?
While radiators are still a common and effective choice for heating extensions, our builders find underfloor heating continues to grow in popularity. This is because it offers a comfortable, even warmth while freeing up wall space. Thanks to the even distribution of heat, underfloor heating is ideal for large extensions.
Furthermore, when coupled with a gas boiler, underfloor heating is up to 25% more efficient than radiators, helping lower heating costs for our customers in Goring.
However, radiators still offer a variety of benefits. For one, they’re cheaper to install and will be less disruptive to the main house because our builders plumb new radiators into the existing loop, rather than them requiring their own circuit.
In addition, radiators come in a broad range of designs to suit your space. The stylish finish of some contemporary designs can even add to the look and feel of your home. Plus, if installing a kitchen or bathroom, you may find it practical to have a heated towel rail.
Whatever system you choose for your house extension in Goring, our builders make sure to pair it with the right controls for maximum efficiency and usability. Even a basic programmable thermostat, which is a requirement of modern systems, can achieve savings of 40% in comparison to an uncontrolled setup.