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Article Date: 31st July 2018

Heat Mat - Heating for a High Flying Home

Heating System - Lynx Helicopter - Holiday Accommodation - Underfloor Heating

Heat Mat - Lynx Helicopter into holiday accommodation in Lincolnshire

Heat Mat has specified a heating system for a unique renovation project, the conversion of an iconic Lynx Helicopter into holiday accommodation in Lincolnshire.

Will Roughton, a Lincolnshire Farmer and owner of property on the former RAF Wainfleet site, approached his local electrical distributor to find a heating solution for a sky-high project he’s working on.

Will is converting a Westland Lynx Helicopter into holiday accommodation for families complete with underfloor heating. The impressive aircraft will sit on the same site as a 1970’s control tower, which has already been renovated by the local entrepreneur.

The British Army held a final flypast in January this year for the impressive helicopters before decommissioning the Lynx following 40 years of military service. Will saw this as an opportunity to continue the legacy of the iconic machine and introduce it to new fans as a unique place to stay.

To keep the interior cosy Heat Mat specified their 150W Combymat System. The heating mats were fitted onto 6mm of foam insulation on top of a 6mm plywood base. The final floor covering will be laminate.

The Combymat system will heat the 3.3m² bedroom area with a total output of 450W. Heat Mat’s new WiFi enabled NGT touchscreen thermostat will control the heli-heating and allow Will to adjust the system remotely to meet guests needs.

The cockpit controls will remain in place for visitors to enjoy and the space will house a bed, sofa, TV and mini fridge creating a self contained glamping pod for helicopter enthusiasts and families.

The Combymat system was supplied by Heat Mat distributor 7Core in Skegness and installed by Will’s own team.

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