Hogwarts transformed into flats with underfloor heating
The building used as Hogwarts for the Harry Potter movies has been converted into luxury accommodation, which features electric underfloor heating.
Fans of the J. K. Rowling creation now have the chance to move into what was formerly the Royal Masonic School for Boys in Bushey, Hertfordshire. The school was opened in 1903, but closed in 1977 because of a decline in the number of pupils.
At that point, the Royal Connaught Park building got a new lease of life as a film location. It was used for Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Thunderbirds, several episodes of Judge John Deed, Lucky Jim and a number of other shows and films. Most famously, the 14,000 sq. ft. dining hall was turned into the Great Hall for three of the Harry Potter films and one of the towers became Dumbledore’s office.
The listing on Right Move highlights the facilities that are available to those who want to rent a flat there. It says:
“The flat also comes complete with two allocated parking spaces, double glazed windows, underfloor heating, a 24-hour concierge and a shuttle service to the Watford Junction and Bushey stations.”
Incorporating underfloor heating into older buildings, especially those with high ceilings, makes a lot of sense. It is a very economical way to heat a large space. The fact that there are no radiators helps too, and makes it far easier to maintain the look and feel of the original building. Most importantly though, underfloor heating heats the entire room evenly and is not expensive to run.