Heat Mat’s wall heating is at the heart of a newbuild development of highly energy efficient, low carbon homes at Kelham Island in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Little Kelham is a private development, rising from a former steel works on a brownfield site. The community, by sustainable developers CITU, consists of 153 one to four-bed homes, being completed in a number of phases. The scheme includes solar PV, which will give it an EPC ‘A’ rating once installed.
The homes are built using a passivhaus timber frame system; they are super airtight and extremely well insulated. Conventional central heating was not required so a flexible and modern heating solution had to be specified.
A combination of 160W and 200W wall heating mats were fitted into the bedroom, living room and hallway walls of a selection of properties. The mats are mounted onto board, fixed with tile adhesive then plastered over. Heat Mat’s manual TPS thermostats monitor air temperature and switch the wall heating off when required.
The developer‘s own CITU tech software controls the heating as part of CITU’s smart home commitment. Their ‘Actuate’ app allows remote control of residents homes and ‘The Home & Away’ switch allows all non-essential power, including the wall heating to be turned off at the touch of a button. Heat Mat’s wall heating system integrates seamlessly into the home automation and energy-saving devices in use at Little Kelham.