Driveway heating for luxury apartments in Ascot

Driveway heating for luxury apartments in Ascot

A Heat Mat ramp heating system has been installed at Millgate Home’s new Englemere development in Ascot, Berkshire.

Heat Mat’s project team specified a robust driveway heating system for the ramp down to the secure underground parking area. The system includes a 50W heating cable, installed directly under hot asphalt at an output of 300W/m2 and a 48Amp frost protection thermostat.

Following the successful installation of a similar driveway heating system at Westbrook House, Millgate approached Heat Mat to supply a second ramp heating system for the parking incline at Englemere.

The remit was to enable year-round resident access and improve safety in winter. Following on-site consultations Heat Mat proposed a system to heat sections of the driveway using external weatherproof installed to generate a 300W/m2 output.

Heat Mat’s 50W hot asphalt cables were installed onto metal galvanized mesh, which was nail gunned to the concrete base with the cables then cable-tied to the mesh and finally tarmac poured above.

When the temperature drops, Heat Mat’s FRO-48A-STAT dual zone thermostat will control the system and a FRO-GRO-SENS moisture and temperature sensor will monitor the ground conditions. The heating will only be activated when the temperature drops below 3oC and moisture is detected in the air posing the risk of freezing.

Previously the site of a Regency Villa, Millgate Homes has created a high-end development at Englemere, using premium materials and covetable contemporary features. Prices for the 2 or 3 bed properties begin at £1.4m.

The new development, of 17 lavish apartments set in 12 acres of grounds close to Ascot Racecourse, is due for completion in June 2016.

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