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Hydronic Underfloor Heating or Electric Underfloor Heating – Which is best?

Let’s start by mentioning that radiant underfloor heating, provided by both hydronic and electric installations, is a much better solution than forced-air central heating systems.   For one, the underfloor heating systems are nicely hidden away whilst forced-air systems feature a collection of unsightly ductwork, vents, and plenums that are all visible.  Additionally with underfloor heating systems, heat radiates from the floor giving you a comfortable warmth that won’t blow dust around like forced air heaters, a significant benefit for allergy sufferers. A [...]

Solamander Hydronic Hub – Top 6 Reasons We Love it!

This integrated and innovative energy solution prioritises renewable energy sources for a variety of uses in your home. #6 – The Solamander Hydronic Hub (aka the “Hub”) achieves an optimum and comfortable heating on demand. #5 – The system uses renewable energy to heat up radiators, hydronic floor heating, domestic hot water and pools. #4 – The prioritisation of renewable energy sources like solar power reduces the energy costs associated with domestic hot water. #3 – The system was designed as an environmentally [...]

Top 15 home improvements

According to Better Homes and Gardens, a notable 41% of buyers cite underfloor heating as one of their top feature. Below, the top 15 home improvements that attract the most buyers are: 1. Downstairs toilet – 58% 2. Built-in storage (wardrobes/cupboards) – 54% 3. UPVC double glazing – 54% 4. Separate shower cubicle – 52% 5. Lawned garden – 51% 6. Separate living spaces (opposite of open-plan) – 49% 7. Security system – 47% 8. Paved patio – 45% 9. Outdoor lights – 41% 10. Underfloor heating – 41% 11. [...]

The Benefits of Underfloor Heating in the Bathroom

Do you hate getting out of the shower and feeling chilled again as soon as you step onto the cold tiles? With good quality underfloor heating, you won’t have to experience discomfort any longer! Underfloor heating systems are ideal for bathrooms (in addition to kitchens and open entertainment areas etc.) and work well under almost any hard floor surface. Bathroom floor heating radiates up through the floor and provides comfort underfoot while gently managing the room temperature. Bathrooms and ensuites are [...]

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5 Cool Bathroom Design Ideas for 2020

You may have heard that most people regard the kitchen as their favourite room - but we're here to turn that around.  After all, the kitchen may be the central hub where families prepare meals and swap after work pleasantries, yet it's the bathroom where you really get your "me time".  Perhaps your humble bathroom has only dropped down your list of favourites because it has stopped inspiring you. Need some serious bathroom design ideas to get your bathroom [...]

Labour of Love

Experts will tell you that you should aim to get $2.50 to $3 back for every $1 spent on a bathroom renovation (Australian Property Investor 2019). However, the pleasure of having a room in your house that represents pure luxury and a haven of relaxation might outweigh any potential ROI – or sometimes, the ROI is a happy by-product. Melburnian homeowner Julie Vulin knew what she wanted and was involved in every step of her bathroom upgrade. The underfloor heating [...]