Channel 5’s Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Warmup UFH

Simon Allsop and his family have lived in their Worcestershire house for over twenty years and were looking to modernise their kitchen, transforming it from a simple utility area into the true heart of the home. Warmup underfloor heating was specified to bring energy-efficient warmth to the space and the whole transformation was documented by Channel 5 for their television show Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms

Designing a Dream Kitchen on Television

When the Allsop family started planning their kitchen renovation project in September 2021, they knew they wanted to create an inviting room featuring special touches such as glass work surfaces alongside the latest in energy-saving technology. With a little bit of luck and some savvy research, their inspiring project caught the eye of Mark Millar’s Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms on Channel 5, and their refurbishment journey was beamed into homes across the country in March 2022.

With 4 of their 5 children now living away from the house, Simon and his wife wanted to update the space for their own needs and didn’t wish to make any design compromises such as bulky radiators on the walls. As they had already installed underfloor heating in their home before, they knew that an electric floor heater would be the ideal heating solution for their new kitchen due to its ease of use, sustainable technology, and low running costs.

There are so many advantages with having an underfloor heating system over conventional heating. And keeping your costs down and reducing your carbon footprint is a huge bonus – The Allsops

Saving Energy with Warmup’s DCM-PRO System

The DCM-PRO Heated Decoupling System was chosen as the best heater for the Allsop’s new kitchen. The DCM-PRO electric floor heating system offers rapid installation times and the increased energy-efficiency of underfloor heating compared to more traditional heating methods can bring huge savings on energy bills. This system was perfect for use with the Allsop’s new Karndean vinyl floors and is also ideal for kitchens with stone or ceramic floor tiles as its decoupling technology helps protect tiled floors from damage. The low-profile design of the DCM-PRO is also perfect for all types of refurbishment projects in rooms with fixed ceiling heights as it will have a negligible impact on floor levels.

Installing the new DCM-PRO System in the Allsop’s kitchen was a smooth and hassle-free process. With a heated floor area of approximately 18m2 (after taking into account the space used up by the new cabinets and kitchen island), Warmup’s Ultralight Underfloor Heating Boards were first installed onto the subfloor for enhanced energy-efficiency. Insulation is key to improving the performance of underfloor heating – allowing quicker heat-up times and ensuring that the heat produced by the system stays in the room. The DCM-PRO membrane was quickly positioned into place on top of the insulation boards using its self-adhesive backing and its heating cable was then easily fitted into the membrane by hand – guaranteeing an optimal heat output. Once tested and connected by a qualified electrician, the heater was covered with self-levelling compound before the final floor finish was fitted.

Underfloor heating has completely changed the way that we use the kitchen. It’s so much more comfortable and warmer – The Allsops

Easy Control with the 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat

All floor heaters should be controlled by a system-dedicated thermostat for accurate heat management and increased cost-savings. For the Allsop’s kitchen, Warmup’s 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat was selected to control their new DCM-PRO System.

The 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat is the world’s first floor heating thermostat with a Smartphone touchscreen which offers intuitive control – simply scroll and swipe to set your ideal heat schedule. The 6iE also allows automatic heating through its SmartGeo technology which can learn your routines and set your ideal temperature without you even having to set up a new program. With energy-monitoring functionality and the ability to be controlled remotely from wherever you are using your phone, using the 6iE with Warmup’s ‘MyHeating’ and ‘AutoSwitch’ Smartphone apps can reduce your energy usage by 25% and help save you over £400 on your energy bills.

The thermostat knows when I leave the house and it knows when I come back. The technology is fantastic

Get an UFH Quote Today for Your Own Dream Kitchen

Warmup’s underfloor heating has brought energy-efficient, radiant heat to the Allsop’s home. Their new kitchen will now be a warm and stylish space in which to relax, cook and eat whilst spending time with family and friends.

If you’re inspired by the Allsop’s kitchen renovation project and want to create your own dream kitchen with Warmup underfloor heating, you can get a free instant quote today. Using our innovative online quoting tool, simply enter the details of your project and we’ll let you know the perfect electric or water underfloor heating system for your needs and tell you exactly how much it will cost. All Warmup systems come with market-leading warranties and can be purchased from your nearest retailer.

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