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Costs of dry construction underfloor heating

Wednesday 05 June 2024

Would you like warm feet when walking indoors in socks or bare feet? Then underfloor heating can be ideal. For the installation of underfloor heating you have several options, so you can choose from dry construction heating and wet construction dry heating. The main difference between these two methods is that dry construction heating no concrete or sand cement (wet products) are used. Instead, the heating elements are placed on a dry construction so that the floor heating is not affected by drying time. Do you want to use this method then it is smart to let a professional do it. You are naturally curious about the cost of dry floor heating. We explain what prices you should think of and what factors affect the rate for dry floor heating.

Prices dry construction underfloor heating

You now know that the cost of dry floor heating depends on several factors. It has to do with the number of surface areas of the room and whether you choose to use it as additional heating or main heating. In addition, the labour costs, materials and call-out charges are a factor in the total price. To give you an estimate of the rates are the costs below dry floor heating. Note that these costs also include labour and travel costs.
Surface area Additional heating Main heating

A Number of m² Additional heating costs Main heating costs
5 m² €300-350 €450-500
10 m² €600-700 €900-1.000
20 m² €1.200-1.400 €1.800-2.000
30 m² €1.800-2.100 €2.700-3.000
40 m² €2.400-2.800 €3.600-4.000
60 m² €3.600-4.200 €6.300-7.000
100 m² €6.000-7.000 €9.900-11.000
*These are indicative prices based on jobs previously carried out. The final cost may differ from the invoice you receive from us.

Advantages dry floor heating

The application of dry floor heating has several advantages. One of the biggest advantages has to do with the method. You do not suffer from drying time so you do not have to take that into account when laying the floor. In addition, a floor heats up faster when you have turned on the heating. This increases living comfort because you can quickly enjoy a warm surface. You can also save energy. Wet floor heating needs to be set to a higher temperature to achieve comfortable warmth, which is not necessary with this method. This means you can save on energy costs and also think of the environment.


Different possibilities for a dry construction system

When you choose a dry building system you can choose from three options. The first option is to use it as additional heating. It is ideal if you want warm feet in a room, but will not heat the room. For this you still need radiators. The second option is extended heating. In this option the underfloor heating not only provides warm feet but also heats the room. Radiators are also needed for this option. The last option is main heating. As the word suggests, the dry construction system ensures that the entire room is heated. Radiators or heaters are no longer needed.

What are the costs for dry floor heating?

The costs of dry floor heating can vary, because the price structure is influenced by different factors. But more about that later. On average you can assume that the price for about 10 square metres is between 600 and 800 euros. Then calculate how much it will cost for a living room. For a spacious living room you will soon come to a price of 2,500 to 3,500 euros. The cost of dry underfloor heating therefore depends, among other things, on the surface area of the room. But there are more factors that influence the price of this system.

How the price for dry construction system is structured

The price for having dry construction heating installed is determined by various factors. Of course it has to do with the number of square metres of a room, but there are also a number of other factors that have to be taken into account. We list them for you.

Material costs: The material used for the dry construction system largely determines the total price.
Labour costs: Placing and installing a dry construction system takes a lot of time. It is advisable to have this done by an experienced professional. The labour costs are the two big cost items that determine the price of dry-build underfloor heating.
Drainage costs: Not unimportant, the debris and other materials must also be disposed of. This can also include the removal and disposal of radiators. You can of course choose to remove everything yourself. But you might find it handy if this is done for you.

Other factors that determine the price of drywall heating

The above cost items are quite general. If you choose a dry construction system then there are a number of specific components that influence the final price. You can think of the following factors:

The type of heating: With dry construction underfloor heating you also have a choice of different types. You can install it in a specific room such as the living room or throughout the house. In the latter case underfloor heating acts as the main heating. There is no need for a stove or radiators in the house. When you also use radiators, underfloor heating is only used as additional heating. The rate is lower than when you choose underfloor heating as your main heating.
Removing radiators: When you choose main heating, the radiators must also be removed. This is often an additional charge that is made.
Bypass: If you want to prevent your boiler from commuting, you can install a bypass along the boiler. The price for a bypass is between 50 and 75 euros.
Construction heights system: When installing dry construction heating you can choose from different construction heights. The height has an influence on the degree of insulation. The most common construction height varies between 15 mm and 30 mm.
After the dry construction system has been installed, you still have to choose what kind of surface to lay down. Often tiles are chosen, but you can also choose to lay parquet or laminate. The combination of floor covering and a dry construction system is also possible, but it will take longer before the surface is heated.
Additional functionalities: You can combine a dry construction system with a heat pump to live even more sustainably and environmentally friendly. A heat pump allows you to save even more on your energy bill. Placing and installing a heat pump can easily cost a few hundred euros more.

Tips on saving underfloor heating

Would you like to save even more when installing this system? Then there are a number of useful tips. The first two have to do with a lower energy bill. When you choose to install a dry construction system, good insulation is also important. This prevents the heat from the underfloor heating from disappearing into the ground. You can also use it as main heating so you do not have to use radiators anymore. This reduces your heating costs. Do you want to save on the cost of installing this system? Then it pays to compare quotes and look for professionals in the area.



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