Underfloor Heating Manifold Location

Uheat recommends the installation of the manifold as centrally as possible, and usually within the hallway or perhaps in an under stairs cupboard. This central positioning will reduce the feed and return pipe lengths.

The control unit (manifold + pump) should be always located near or in the room it is serving, or if there’s more than one zone the whole unit needs to be positioned strategically and as central as possible, in order to reduce the length of pipe and uncontrolled energy from pipes passing through the heated areas.

Although the control unit has a built-in pump with a low noise level we advise not to install the unit close to a bed. Typical locations include under stairs cupboards, utility rooms, airing cupboards and cloak cupboards.

We suggest you select the control unit position at the beginning of the design process. The underfloor heating manifold should be fixed level and apporoximately 400-600mm above the finished floor to enable easy connection of the underfloor heating pipework and to be accessible for maintenance and servicing in the future.