First Trace Heating Direct

From Smoke to Snug: Underfloor Heating’s Ancient Journey

Whilst underfloor heating may appear to be a modern product; with its popularity increasing yearly as new builds and refits become equipped with the latest systems.

You might be surprised to learn the idea and practice dates all the way back to 5000BC, across land and sea to ancient Korea (present day North Korea).

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The SnugStat Wi-Fi Thermostat Gets Smarter with Alexa Compatibility

Snug Underfloor Heating are proud to announce the all new Alexa compatibility with their Snugstat Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat.

The revolutionary change gives the end-user the ability to control their room temperatures by using their voice to control the Thermostat functionality. Adding this new feature increases end-user options for ease of use, alongside complete smart phone app support and manual controlling which are already a part of the SnugStat package.

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Bespoke Designs for Sustainable Systems

At Snug we understand the importance of our environment. At its fundamental core, underfloor heating is more eco-friendly than central heating systems due to its increased efficiency and decreased fossil fuel consumption.

However, we take it one step further and provide a fully bespoke Groove board layout design with our Snug low-profile water underfloor heating systems. We plan out exactly where the Groove boards go and in what order, so you don’t have to plan the design out yourself.

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Top 5 Buildings with Underfloor Heating

Many of the world’s newer builds are being created with radiant heating solutions rather than central heating or air conditioning systems.

With many engineers seeing sustainable and financial benefits to installing underfloor heating systems, we thought we would compile some of these feats of architecture into one simple list. In no particular order; here are the ‘Top 5 buildings with Underfloor Heating’.

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Top 5 Health and Safety Benefits of Underfloor Heating

The majority of the UK population heat their homes via central heating systems.

But did you know, the radiator systems that come with most of our homes are prone to cold spots caused by convection currents and the circulation of air.

When radiators heat up, that hot air rises and only falls when it cools.

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Which Underfloor Heating System is Right for Me?

Are you looking to install underfloor heating? When installing an underfloor system into your new build, renovation project or newly designed room, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start looking for your new system. With so many different types available, how do you know which one is right for you?

You may be wondering if it is worth getting an underfloor heating system over a standard convector radiator system – and the answer is yes!

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7-Step Water Underfloor Heating Checklist

Here at Snug we offer a 24-hour turnaround on all water underfloor heating quotations. We’ve got a 7-step checklist to make this as simple as possible.

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What Floor Type is Best for Underfloor Heating?

If you’re looking at installing underfloor heating on a home renovation or new build project, something that always crosses the mind of installers and homeowners alike is which flooring finish will be compatible with a floor heating system?

The good news is that Snug Underfloor Heating has a variety of systems to suit the needs of any project, no matter which flooring choice you make. Whether it’s upstairs or downstairs, real wood, tile or carpet – we’ve got the best underfloor heating solution for your project.

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First Trace Heating Direct Ltd Announced as Small Manufacturing and Engineering Business of the Year at the 2020 North West Family Business of the Year Awards

First Trace Heating Direct Ltd took home a much-coveted North West Family Business of the Year Award in the Small Manufacturing and Engineering category on Friday night, under the wings of iconic turbojet Concorde.

The ceremony, with contestants from across Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Great Manchester & Merseyside took place in Manchester Airports aptly named Concorde Conference Centre.

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Common Underfloor Heating Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When installing a Snug Underfloor Heating system, accuracy throughout the entire installation process is required. This is to ensure an evenly heated system that is covered by our lifetime pipe guarantee.

We have compiled 3 common underfloor heating mistakes and how you can avoid them during your next installation project. This guarantees your customers a long-lasting system that will run smoothly for years to come.

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