Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Install Kitchen Underfloor Heating
These prices are based on an electrician’s or plumbers rate of £200 per day and a labourer if required at £100 per day. They include, the cost of buying and collecting any incidental materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need.
These prices are for a “normal” 12’ x 10’ kitchen, (3.6m x 3.0m), 11m².
Job 1 (existing concrete floor with tiles or wood laminate flooring to follow)
Remove the lino and kick boards, fit thin insulation, UF matting, combined roomstat & timer and connect to the main switch board.
This will take one man a day and a half …£300: materials will cost £500……£800.00
Putting a floor on top is not included
Remove the floor boards as well and fit a “wet” system plus decent insulation, all piped up to and operating in tandem with, your existing central heating system. Then fit a new flooring sheets suitable for tiling or a laminate floor.
This will take 2 men 3 days…..£900, materials……£300, …….total …….£1200.00
Then you will have to get the floor fitted
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Fitting Kitchen Underfloor Heating
We have a separate article on UF Heating you may like to read as well.
Kitchens are perfect for underfloor heating. They are cold first thing in the morning as there is often no radiator, or it’s a pathetically small one, squeezed in by the back door.
We are considering just underfloor heating here, not new kitchens, so if you have a concrete floor we are talking electric UF heating. If you want a “wet” system run from your central heating system, it’s possible but the kitchen has to come out and the whole floor has to come up. You will then want a new floor and new kitchen. This is an article on heating!
Lets assume you have a perfectly good kitchen on a concrete floor with lino on top. The kitchen can stay where it is, the kick boards come off, the lino gets cut away right up to the feet of the units, very thin but quite efficient insulation fitted, electric UF matting is laid down, a floor covering is laid and the kick boards returned. It doesn’t matter that the floor under the units isn’t heated, the central area is more than enough.
You can’t have lino I’m afraid though. You can have carpet, tiles or wood laminate. There are different designs of matting for each, but the process is the same. The mats are laid out, connected together, a thermostat and timer is fitted somewhere and the whole lot is wired into your electrical system.
We have articles on tiled floors and laminate floors. You can have a little read of those as well!
If you have a wooden floor it’s unlikely it will be suitable for tiling. In this case the boards have to come up (but this can still be done with the kitchen in situ.) and either waterproof chipboard or marine ply screwed down. Now, if you’ve gone this far you could insulate the under floor properly as well and now even fit a “wet” system. It will be initially more expensive to fit, but far cheaper to run!
You can them tile as normal.