Installation Options

Solid Floor Construction (Red Floor Panel or Staple)

  • For new build properties or complete renovations.
  • Premium floor plate clipping system ensures uniform pipe centres and 
    speed of installation.
  • Pipe installed in a spiral configuration ensures the minimum pipe 
    bending radius is achieved.

Overlay Low Profile Retro Fit (Traditional / Heavy Duty)

18mm low profile panel / 12mm pipe that fits over an existing floor – ideal for renovation / single room / full house refurbishment / new build projects.

The structural nature of this product make it ideal for tiling or floor finished that need to be fixed to the panel itself.

Overlay LITE Low Profile

18mm low profile panel / 12mm pipe also to install over an existing floor / lightweight product with advantages for larger floor areas and lightweight floor coverings such as laminate and engineered wood.

Overlay LITE 15

Deeper profile 22mm panel / 15mm pipe ideal for larger rooms and whole house projects (do not stock – do we include – I think so as this would not normally be ordered without a design / very much not an off the shelf product).

Suspended floor Systems (DHSP)

Aluminium double heat spreader plates between joist system designed to ensure an even spread of heat across a finished floor surface – no floor build up / insulate below to ensure no downward heat loss.

Also available in a fit from below panel system.


The underfloor heating can be flexible to your requirement. We can offer advice on the most suitable system for you and also the range of hard wired / radio frequency and smart plus premium room thermostat ranges.

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Polypipe UFH is suitable with the following flooring:


The nature and thickness of your chosen carpet are fundamental to the impact of your underfloor heating. The underlay should have low thermal resistance. Felt underlay is not advised as it may block the heat making it inefficient. Your carpets should ideally be hessian backed to enhance the performance of your Polypipe heating system. The temperature of your floor should never exceed 27°C. Typically the carpet and under­lay should not have a combined tog rating in excess of 2.5.

Stone & Tiles

Natural stone is a perfect accompaniment to underfloor heating. Stone, reconstituted stone flags, marble and slate are all suitable. Their high thermal mass makes them excellent conductors. Ceramic, terracotta and porcelain tiles are also compatible with UFH. Just like stone, they hold excellent thermal properties. Tiles need to be laid with a high-quality flexible tile adhesive and grout. In many cases, an uncoupling membrane needs to be used to allow for movement.


Solid wood, engineered wood and laminate can also be used with Polypipe underfloor heating. Using dense wood will provide you with the best thermal conductivity. However, it is important to take care when choosing wooden flooring as softwood may block the heat rather than transferring it. We would recommend your wooden flooring to be no thicker than 18mm.


Vinyl flooring can be sensitive to long-term exposure to heat. However, our wet Polypipe UFH is compatible with Vinyl. We would recommend that the floor temperature does not exceed 27°C

We also offer options for refurbishment and retrofit systems via the Overlay / Overlay LITE applications. These systems are particularly useful for projects with limited floor heights or where traditional UFH systems would require expansive excavation.

Most systems are compatible with heat sources to include standard gas and oil boilers, plus lower temperature heat sources such as air source and ground source heat pumps.

E. Tupling & Son are happy to offer technical advice and guidance on any installation. We can also carry out site visits to advise further on your project. To find out how our team can help you contact us today on 0161 776 0077.

We have dealt with Tim Whitehead of E Tupling & Son for several years. His customer service and product knowledge on Polypipe Underfloor Heating Systems is second to none. Tim’s attention to detail is faultless and his attitude is almost of a bygone era, when customer care actually meant something. It’s a pity that there aren’t more reps out there like Tim – our job would certainly be a lot easier!

M. Markovitz Ltd, Leek

Staff have great knowledge and service pleasure to deal with great product and efficient delivery.

JC Quirk Ltd

We have had a long and successful partnership with E. Tupling & Son. They provide a first class service in the planning and supply of Polyplumb underfloor heating systems.


We as a company cannot under estimate the service giving to us by E. Tupling & Son. Ltd.  Whether it is a standard order for Polypipe/Polyplumb or Tim’s excellent advice and design on an underfloor heating system, the service can only be described as first class. The telephone staff and delivery drivers are all of the highest standard.  Home Heating have dealt with Tuplings as a company since 1987, and I personally since 1972 and would fully support them in the future.

Home Heating & Plumbing Supplies Ltd.

Just wanted to take this opportunity to show my appreciation to Tim Whitehead for helping me out earlier this week. During our final day trading due to COVID-19, I realised an order I had placed had been lost in translation leaving a valued customer of mine without the necessary MDPE fittings to complete the time sensitive project he was on. Tim pulled out all the stops to sort the problem for me, and when he could not arrange a next day delivery, he put the goods in his car and delivered it direct to site himself! Cannot recommend E. Tupling enough to any merchants thinking of dealing with them. I deal with both Tim and Ross on a daily basis, they are a credit to the company and understand what excellent customer service is all about. Thanks guys!

AMS Plumbers Merchant Ltd

We have been using Ross, Tim and the team at E. Tupling now for just over a year, and in that time our business with them has grown more than we ever anticipated. Their ability to assist with all things underfloor heating, as well as providing regular deliveries of the day to day branded plastics has made them into an indispensable part of our business. As a result of the reduced lead times - compared with direct manufacturer deliveries - we have been able to successfully deliver fully, and on time, to larger projects as well as maintaining stock levels for our customers, which is a benefit that cannot be ignored. On top of that, we now have access to multiple underfloor heating systems to offer, rather than the more established few that sometimes are simply pricing themselves - and us - out of contention.


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