I'm building a single story 4x4m kitchen/diner extension off the back of my house. It will incorporate one of the back downstairs rooms that will have its back external wall removed so that the whole room is a continuous 8x4 space, about half of which will be glass walled (folding/sliding doors).
The builders quotes have come in rather high and I'm looking to shave off some of the cost.
I was hoping for wet underfloor heating but thats one of the few areas where I can make a considerable saving so I am looking at alternatives.
I have discounted electric underfloor heating as too expensive to run.
I could simply put another rad in the new room to augment the existing one but they take up space so I'd rather not.
By chance I came across infra red heating panels at a local showroom but they seem too good to be true, hence I'm asking you lot for your thoughts.
The panels can be disguised to look like a mirror or a picture, or simply part of the ceiling. Running costs are claimed to be about 3p/hr on average!
Link to how they work:http://www.glassheating.com/informat...ks-information
More blurb: http://www.lava-designs.com/en/das-produkt-lava-en/
My experience in life is that if something seems too good to be true then it generally is but I simply can't find a downside to this method of heating a room.
Anyone know any different?