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1 Meet BUILDING REGULATIONS Any new extension should comply with current building regulations and shouldn’t negatively affect the energy performance of a house.
2 CONSULT AN EXPERT Extra radiators can be added to your existing heating system only if the boiler has the capacity, so consult with a certified plumber before making changes.
3 UPGRADE IF Needed Installing an energy efficient boiler can be a relatively expensive option, although the cost of replacement is often offset by savings in running costs.
4 GO ELECTRIC An electrical heating system is fairly simple to expand, and plugin electric panel radiators or convector heaters may be suitable for a smaller extension.
5 CONSIDER LAYING UNDERFLOOR HEATING Look out for underfloor heating that can integrate with an existing heating system without affecting wall space – an ideal solution for an open-plan set up.