Growing demand for underfloor heating


11 October 2022

Rising energy costs are leading to increased demand for underfloor heating in the UK, according to a new report.

The Underfloor Heating Market Report, from AMA Research, shows the market bounding back in 2021 with an estimated 16% value growth, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK heating industry. Due to an increasing focus on low-carbon heating technologies, the report says this market will continue to offer significant growth potential. 

Underfloor heating is increasingly viewed as an alternative to more traditional methods of central heating by many households in the UK. As it offers more comfort, cleaner air and is cheaper to run - a vital advantage to many during the current cost of living crisis. 

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The remaining 33% of market value in 2021 is made up from the non-residential sector, which applications include hospitals, clinics, care homes, schools and colleges, commercial offices, retail premises and entertainment & leisure venues, also industrial warehouses, and distribution centres.

Editor of the report and head of content at AMA Research, Abdul Tantouch, said: “Increasing legislation and the drive towards carbon net zero by 2050 represents a major influence in the long-term development of the UK underfloor heating market. The 2025 Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future proofed with low carbon methods of home heating. 

"Energy efficiency has also become a key issue, given the significant rising cost of electricity and gas, exacerbated by the war between Russia and Ukraine. Heating solutions that are greener, energy efficient and cost less to run will be in greater demand. This includes renewable technologies combined with underfloor heating; this is estimated to be up to 40% more energy efficient that traditional central heating solutions.”

The report is available to purchase at