Your loft conversion is usually the warmest room in the house – heat rises from the rest of the building but your insulation should stop most of it from escaping, so heat builds up in the rest of the home. This is pleasant in the winter, but you will need more heating when it gets really cold outside, or to just control the temperature in the loft conversion independently.
You have a number of options available, depending on your preferences.
Underfloor Heating in a Conversion
Underfloor heating is an excellent option for lofts – you are already putting in the floor from scratch so it’s relatively simple to add in underfloor heating mats or cables. The benefits of underfloor heating are low energy requirements (you do not need to heat the floor as much as you would a radiator), even heat distribution, and less dust circulating in the air due to the way that underfloor heating works. You also avoid losing wall space to radiators.
Adding radiators to a loft conversion is no more complicated than adding them elsewhere in the house. They come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, so you can find radiators to fit small or narrow spaces caused by the pitch of the roof or the size of your new walls.
Heated Towel Rails
Heated towel rails are an excellent way of keeping your bathroom comfortable – they can also be easily installed in a loft conversion bathroom in the place of a radiator to make sure that it’s functional and appropriate to the space.
If you would like to discuss your heating options, just get in touch. Loftworld’s team are happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange a site visit to discuss your loft conversion in more detail.