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Clockwork Underfloor Heating:

How does underfloor heating work?

Underfloor heating utilises a discreet and efficient technology that transforms your floor into a source of warmth.  Unlike traditional radiators that heat the air, underfloor heating works on the principle of radiant heat. This creates a gentle and consistent warmth that permeates the room from the ground up, eliminating cold spots and drafts.

So, how exactly does this hidden underfloor system work? Here we will explore the inner workings of underfloor heating. We’ll talk about the components that make up the network that distributes warmth, and the control system that ensures optimal comfort throughout your home. By understanding the mechanics behind underfloor heating, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for this innovative technology and discover if it’s the right choice for creating a warm and inviting space in your home.


Types of Underfloor Heating Systems


At Clockwork Underfloor Heating we have two types of underfloor heating systems for you to decide on; electric and water-based. The concept of how these systems heat your home is the same, in that heat rises from the ground up to distribute an even amount of warmth throughout your home, but the mechanics of how they work is different. The system you choose is based entirely on your needs.

Electric Underfloor Heating System

Electric underfloor heating offers a convenient and responsive heating solution, ideal for renovations or areas with limited access to plumbing, such as conservatories. It provides a comfortable and draft-free environment, making it a popular choice for modern homes.

Electric underfloor heating consists of a series of electric heating mats which consists of a single electric cable. The mats are laid out over small or large spaces. For irregular sized rooms, we use loose cable.

Wet Underfloor Heating System


Wet underfloor heating system, sometimes called water-based underfloor heating, works by being fuelled by your boiler, and therefore uses gas. We lay a series of pipes under your floor. The installation of a wet system is potentially more disruptive, but it is cheaper to run than an electric heating system.

Electric Underfloor Heating System
wet System

Planing and Design


Every successful project begins with a well-thought-out plan. At Clockwork we work closely with you to understand your heating and flooring needs.

Our experienced team will assess your space, taking into consideration factors such as room size, layout, and your desired comfort levels. We then create a customised underfloor heating plan tailored to your unique requirements.

We use CAD (Computer-Aided Design) systems to design the most efficient underfloor heating system for your space.

plan and Design

Lay Insulation


Proper insulation is essential to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of your underfloor heating system.

Our experts will assess your property’s insulation needs and install high-quality poured insulation (screed) with incredible thermal properties that help to prevent heat loss, ensuring that the warmth stays where it belongs—inside your living or working space.

Insulation being laid

Install Underfloor Heating


With the plan in place and insulation installed, our skilled technicians proceed with the installation of your underfloor heating system.

We use only the finest quality components and follow industry best practices to ensure a flawless installation that will provide you with years of reliable warmth and comfort.


Pour Liquid Floor Screed


Achieving a smooth and level surface for your flooring is crucial. Our fast-drying, easy-to-install liquid screed ensures a perfect foundation for your chosen floor covering, whether it’s tiles, laminate, hardwood, or any other type of flooring material.

Our liquid screed is very strong, it can be laid as thin as 25mm, helping to improve the performance and responsiveness of your underfloor heating. The depth it saves can be used to uprate underfloor insulation – further increasing your building’s environmental performance and helping to reduce running costs.


 Benefits For Architects, Contractors and Homeowners


Clockwork Underfloor Heating provides homeowners and property developers with underfloor heating systems that enhance the comfort and sustainability of their properties.

We are able to provide a one stop solution for underfloor heating, from the initial design using our CAD system, supply and installation of the systems and finally finishing off the project with liquid screed via our sister company Clockwork Screed.

To discuss your requirements please don’t hesitate to contact us via telephone, email or by filling out our enquiry form. 



Does Clockwork Underfloor Heating supply both residential and commercial flooring projects?

Yes. We work with homeowners, contractors and specifiers for residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects across Cheshire.

Are underfloor heating systems suitable for offices?

Most definitely. Not only are they energy efficient, they also maximise floor space because they don’t require heaters or radiators.

Do you supply dry/electric underfloor heating systems?

Yes. Dry underfloor heating systems are ideal for small spaces or where there is no plumbing, such as conservatories.

Underfloor heating installer Manchester

Plan, Insulate, Heat and Screed
Our 4 Step Process


Planning & design


Lay insulation


Install underfloor heating


Pour liquid floor screed


High end Residential, Manchester

We planned and installed an underfloor heating system into a contemporary home in Manchester. Not only that, we finished the installation with a smooth, even and high quality liquid floor screed.

Our team worked with the end user’s architect, ensuring the home benefitted with a visually striking but also inherently comfortable and environmentally conscious heating solution.

The client now enjoys an enhanced living experience, reduced energy bills, and an aesthetically uncompromised living space that flows through the whole house.

See What Our
Customers Say

“From our initial consultations to the flawless installation, Clockwork’s team demonstrated not just technical prowess, but a nuanced understanding of architectural essentials.

Their underfloor heating system effortlessly merged into our designs, preserving every ounce of spatial aesthetics while embedding an unperceivable, yet palpably comforting warmth throughout the residence.

In Clockwork, I found more than a solution provider; I discovered collaborators who understand, respect, and enhance the architectural journey. Their integrative approach, precision, and unyielding commitment to quality have made them my go-to partners for all underfloor heating needs.”

D. Smith
Architect, Cheshire

Why work with us
For your Underfloor Heating Project?

Expertise in underfloor heating: Specialists in underfloor heating installation for residential and commercial needs.

Unique advantages: Providing distinct benefits over traditional heating methods to both homeowners and businesses.

One-stop solution: Offering a comprehensive four-step process (Plan, Insulate, Heat, & Screed) for a streamlined underfloor heating solution.

Collaborative approach: In partnership with our sister company, Clockwork Screed, ensuring a unified solution for insulation, underfloor heating, and screeding.

Simplified project management: Eliminating the complexity of dealing with multiple suppliers, facilitating a smoother and hassle-free project execution for architects, contractors, and homeowners.