The LG Arena at the Birmingham NEC was seeking a solution to the build-up of ice and snow in the winter on the 1,200m2 roof of the building. The venue needed to suspend additional audio-visual equipment from the roof without the cost of reinforcing the roof structure and the power constraints on-site needed to be considered.
Heat Mat’s solution was to supply a cost-effective snow melting system that would eliminate the risk of ice and snow build-up on the roof. 12km of bespoke specialist heating cable were manufactured for the roof, and Heat Mat’s designers worked with the roofing contractors to ensure that the fixing method would not harm the integrity of the roof structure.
In addition to the roof heating system a powerful gutter de-icing cable was specified to ensure all gutters and downpipes remained free of ice and prevented dangerous icicles forming.
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