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  1. MarkUFH

    MarkUFH New to TilersForums.co.uk

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    Hi.

    I'm currently building a single floor rear extension that will have UFH, I'm pretty confident about the extension UFH. 100mm insulation, 70mm screed, etc. My question is about the existing kitchen and dining room that will become one open plan space as part of the extension.

    The make up of the existing floor is 60mm of screed on a block and beam floor. I would like to install UFH in this existing area also. Is it worth/possible to take up the existing screed and install a insulated solution option B, or just go for an overlay solution option A?

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    I would prefer option C if possible due to it being insulated and introduces less of a height difference with the rest of the house. Any special considerations needed for option C?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
  2. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Option b, every time .
    Rip up the old floor and screed right through.
    It's not perfect with 25mm insulation, but it's the best that you can get with the limitations of floor build up.
    Also for tiling, it makes a continuous floor. With no differing rates of expansion.
     
  3. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Option b but at that thickness of screed you would have to use a poured screed but I'm not sure if it ok at 40mm @Ajax123@Ajax123 is your man to answer that .
     
  4. MarkUFH

    MarkUFH New to TilersForums.co.uk

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    Thanks both.

    I was planning on using and poured/liquid screed anyway. Is there an optimum insulation/screed ratio as I am height limited?

    Also am I able to use the same pipe throughout or should the loop in the existing maybe user smaller pipe?

    Cheers.
     
  5. Ajax123

    Ajax123 Tilers Forums Pro - Screed Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    If you use Gypsol HTC anhydrite screed over a 16mm pipe you can lay it at a depth of 41mm from the top of the insulation to the top of the screed. This screed is specifically designed to offer very thin depth and very high thermal performance to make the underfloor heating system as efficient as possible. Typically it increases the coefficient of performance for the heating system by some 25%.

    If you intend to use a cement based screed then the minimum depth would be 65mm. This means that the minimum depth is over the top of the pip so with a 16mm pipe you would need 81mm. Most people compromise at 75mm...it may still crack.
     
  6. MarkUFH

    MarkUFH New to TilersForums.co.uk

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    That's great thanks. Is there a maximum depth? The new extension screed will be about 70/80mm to make it level with the existing floor.
     
  7. Ajax123

    Ajax123 Tilers Forums Pro - Screed Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    If you wnted a liquid screed you could just put deeper insulation into fill the void. This might allow you to use polystyrene instead of foil backed PIC thus saving quite a bit of money per m2
     
  8. MarkUFH

    MarkUFH New to TilersForums.co.uk

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    Great idea. So just bring all levels to 40mm. Any recommendations for company's that do this screed in the Leicester area?
     
  9. Ajax123

    Ajax123 Tilers Forums Pro - Screed Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    Lincolnshire
    will message you
     
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