Increase in self build projects sees demand for underfloor heating rise

A leading underfloor heating system supplier has reported an increase in enquiry levels and sales of its product as people look to add a touch of luxury to their self build projects.

The news of a 40% increase in sales of Schlüter-Systems’ Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM product follows news from the Building Societies Association that one in every 10 new homes constructed in the UK is now done on a self-build basis*.

According to this research the self build market incorporates people building their own homes, kit or packaged homes, developer-built one-off homes and community collaborations where a group of self-builders buy a larger plot of land and generates £3bn a year for the UK economy.

Carl Stokes, Divisional Manager at Schlüter-Systems, comments, “The increase in enquiries and sales for our Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM system is something we have been monitoring for some time, with the rise in the number of self-build projects in the UK a possible key factor.

“Underfloor heating systems such as ours are no longer only found in spas, hotels and other high-end projects with many domestic customers now viewing it as a perfect way of adding a touch of quality to their projects. We’ve also been able to benefit from the recent poor weather with many self builders opting to install the system now so they can be prepared for the unpredictable British climate.

“Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM is seen as the perfect investment thanks to its quick and even distribution of heat and low supply temperature, which in turn lead to low heating costs. As well as its simple installation, top performance and ease of use, what really makes it stand out from the crowd is its five year covering assembly warranty. Unlike other systems, which just provide component warranties, our customers have the peace of mind that our warranty covers the whole floor assembly therefore adding additional safety and benefits to this innovative system.”

From a construction perspective Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM is quick to install due to less material being used than in other systems; highly durable, with loads in private and commercial buildings up to 5kN/m2; and has proven suitability, with damage free practical application for several years as certified by a number of independent institutes.

Additional benefits and further technical information on Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM can be found at Alternatively you can telephone 01530 813396 or email

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