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Discuss Would you bother with 2 mats? in the Underfloor Heating Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    12m2 conservatory floor so ideally 11m2 mat.
    Would you bother with 2 mats or do you think 10m2 mat opened up a bit would suffice?
    Trav tiles so should heat up nicely.
     
  2. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    10m sq will do for me - no one walks 30cm to the walls.
     
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  3. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

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    Nottingham
    Thanks TJ
     
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  4. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Dcm pro or vario pro and you will get your uncoupling and heating in one and will be able to get perfect size
     
  5. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

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    Nottingham
    Quite pricey but look like much less faff
     
  6. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    what uncoupling were you planning on using ?
     
  7. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

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    Nottingham
    Going to go with Mapetex anti frac membrane on account I've got loads of it in the garage
     
  8. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Ah well that's it then if you already have it. Generally tho, those systems, you lay the mat, put the wire in and it's good to go, goes down really fast, instead of having to put the wires down, level it, fit uncoupling mat on top. Work it out next time for cost
     
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  9. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    ...or Ditra heat.
     
  10. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

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    Nottingham
    Even more pricey!
     
  11. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    Quality costs;). Then remember it's your uncoupling as well and tile straight on, no SLC needed.
     
  12. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Wonder how it would compare in price?
    Currently 10m2 160W/m2 Raychem mat £350
    Thermostat £64
    And if I had to buy the membrane say about £140
    SLC say £40.
    So about £600 ( Obviously not including cost of thermal boards)
     
  13. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

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    Northampton
    Probably looking about £1000 for ditra heat thermal that's full kit rough estimate
     
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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  14. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Anyone know the likely DCM pro price?
     
  15. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Lancashire
    Try the forum sponsors Uheat. Their variopro system came in under 50% of Ditra Heat price and I get good schluter prices.
    Don't forget that the time you save installing these, is profit made.
     
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  16. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

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    Northampton
  17. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

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    Northampton
    That's cheap
     
  18. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Competitive.
     
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  19. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    I'm very limited in choice here. The Uheat stuff looks good and if it's good enough for Imp it'd be good enough for me. Do they do a Ditra heat duo equivalent with insulation built in as well?
     
  20. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

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    Nottingham
  21. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Only ditra heat duo claims that feature. I think £40 is optimistic for slc, I always expect 2 meters per bag, so that's 5 bags for 10m area to give a propper covering. As impish said, the time to install these systems is probably half the time of doing the other way with mat, level, uncouple
     
  22. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Gonna give U heat a call as I'm intrigued.
    I can't imagine I'd use 5 bags to just cover the cables but if I did it would be £65.
    Did forget the cost for a 2 part to stick the mapetex down with though.
     
  23. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Not sure what slc your using at that price!
     
  24. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    The slc needs to be fibre reinforced.
     
  25. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Weber floor flex at £11.99 a bag at my local CTD atm.
     
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  26. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    Plus vat tho
     
  27. Uheat - Jake

    Uheat - Jake Tilers Forums Official Sponsor TF Official Sponsor

    Hiya guys, hope everyone had a good weekend?

    Our HeatBase system is exactly the same as the Variopro however without the steep price range. You'd be getting the same decoupling membrane however you'd be getting a brand leading heating cable made by Elektra which is sold worldwide.

    Our website price is also our retail price so if you guys opened an account with us and used your special forum discount you'd be looking at a lot better price.

    Give me a call on 01394 593305
     
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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  28. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    I pay £12 all in for fibre reinforced thick bed leveller
     
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  29. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Which brand do you use?
     
  30. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

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    Nottingham
    If you don't mind using Bal one day , mapei the next job or weber the one after that then CTD (at least the one I use) you're looking at around £12 all in - they've always got a deal on at least one of them. Even cheaper if you buy 10+ bags
     
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  31. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I use palace chemicals . But before you all scoff may be you should try it . I will take over a lot of other levellers by choice not just based on price . I have been using it for about ten years and never had an issue .
     
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  32. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Here's me paying double that for tilemaster
     
  33. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    @Uheat - Jake@Uheat - Jake can you tell me a bit more about the system, what wattage per m can you run it at with various spacing ? Is it compatable with warm a warm up stat ?
     
  34. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Also, can you use slc over that system ?
     
  35. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    I put slc over the dural system . I just find it easier and also you must get a better flow around heating cable .
     
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